Arabs Threatening Arabs Who Sell Land to Jews: Nazi Law?

“Nazi Law” or War over the Land of Israel?

The Advisor to the Prime Minister, David Bar Ilan, claims that the prohibition declared by the Palestinian Authority to sell land to Jews is “Nazi law”. Many from the right were quick to agree with him.

But for the sake of truth, this is all demagoguery. For if the Palestinians, indeed, have national rights to the Land of Israel (as the Government ofIsrael says they do!), it should be expected that they would prohibit the selling of what they see as their land to Jews! Even in Jewish law, there is a similar concept where if one who gives over land to foreign hands, he is considered a traitor who is punished by death.

And let’s not even point out the words of the Rambam who prohibits the selling of the land of Israel to gentiles. (Hilchot Avoda Zara, Chapter 10) The fact is, over a year ago the rabbis of Tzfat gave this “psak halacha”,and the Hellenists accused them of “racism”. But amongst the Arabs there are no hellenists…

Even the Jewish National Fund prohibits selling land to Arabs. Are they also Nazis?

And so, three Arabs who sold land to Jews have been killed so far. The time has arrived that we stopped crying about “Nazi Law”, and realize that we are in a war over the Land of Israel. This Arab law is just part and parcel to that war. In the end, it will go only to one side. The Arabs understand this. When will we?

Yom Yerushalaim: On Hussein

Here is our Jerusalem Day riddle. Who made the following quote?: “kill the Jews wherever you reach them. Kill them with your arms, kill them with your hands, with you finger nails, with your teeth.” Arafat? Nasser? No. It was none other than that “moderate” King Hussein on the 27th of Eyar, 1967, when this coward joined up with the rest of the Arab armies in the Six Day War, after not daring to enter at the outset with Egypt and Syria. Only when he was convinced by Egyptian propoganda that Tel-Aviv is already conquered and the Jews have been already slaughtered and raped did he at that point figure it is time to join in the celebration.

Twenty-eight years afterwards, this butcher who if he had his way would not have left a single Jew alive in Israel, has suddenly turned into a “lover of Israel”. He has become the symbol of “moderacy” and “peace”; a man whom 80% of the Israeli population thinks should be admired for his “courage of heart”, “vision and understanding”, and most importantly, for his humanity…

While Jerusalem Day symbolizes the great victory of the Six Day War, it also symbolizes the deep decay of the leadership of the State of Israel. A leadership that turned light into darkness and darkness into light; wicked to righteous and righteous to wicked.

For isn’t it symbolic that the general of this great victory (though it was strictly accidental), was none other than Yizchak Rabin, the one who is now coldly disposing of all the wonders of that war, and has tuned his “royal majesty” the dwarf Hussein into a symbol of “peace”? Is it not symbolic that this very same Rabin that all the public relations people try to portray as a great “leader” simply broke down like a common soldier when the 1967 War began because he could not take the pressure? Does it not symbolize something about the leadership of this country that builds up this unethical boor two times to be Prime Minister – failure after failure?

On Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations

The murder of Yizchak Rabin has left so many Jews confused. I am not talking about the self-righteous Israeli media, who, ad nauseam, toil to create a nationwide atmosphere that doesn’t exist.

Anyone who lives amongst his people knows that such a thing was brewing in the guts of so many people, as more and more Jews without any link to one another saw it as perhaps the last and only chance to do “something”. No one is happy about it, but when a people are driven to desperation by seeing this evil regime remove the ground from beneath them, establishing fact after fact without a willingness to heed any logic and remain totally oblivious to public opinion – all this pointed to the fact that such a thing was more and more likely to occur.

I do not think that now is time to discuss how one should relate to such an event. I also won’t play into the hands of the evil and corrupt Israeli authorities whose leader has left this world, and who, like wild animals, hunt down prey with an uninhibited lust for vengeance which knows no bounds. In this discussion I will only raise a few points for all those confused Jews who do not know how to deal with this new situation.

Yizchak Rabin was a man who brought the Jewish People to the verge of national tragedy which we have not yet seen in our history. Yizchak Rabin and his policies brought death to many, many Jewish homes, and the slogan “Rabin the murderer” is a correct one, no matter how much the left protests and screams. For sure, love of Jews is a lofty concept, and the hope that Rabin would do “Tshuva” is fine. But when a leader holds an entire country hostage, is it the time to throw around slogans, or is it the time to act more forcefully?

What caused Yigal Amir, a third year law student, Yeshiva scholar and outstanding Golani soldier to give all that up and take upon himself such a mission? What caused him to stand with such incredible cool-headedness across from the Prime Minister of Israel and shoot him? Was it some momentary hysteria? And what caused so many people, and I dare say thousands, to bring up the idea in so many discussions? Does not such a widespread gut feeling tell us something? Did Yigal Amir take upon himself the definition, “The zealots strike him”?

And finally, according to the non-Jewish calendar, (which perhaps has no signifance for us anyway), Yizchak Rabin was killed exactly five years after my father. How ironic. Do you remember the reaction of the left when my father was murdered? These self-righteous hypocrites danced on his blood. The Israeli Government officially ignored it. It was pleased to see the troublemaker go.

My father’s murder was also two years after the same Likud-Labor government, out of fear that he would cop seats from them, banned my father from running for Knesset. Such an act disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of Jews, negating from them their basic democratic right to vote. It closed the door in the face of the most excitable and enthusiastic sector of the population, and it left them little choice. Did it not enter their bolshevik minds that one out of all these people MIGHT do something out of desperation when no other alternative was left to?

In one of his books, my father writes about the first murder attempt against him. The year was 1976, and the Shin Bet warned him to stop his actions, andif not, they would “take care of him”. My father did not stop, and on the17th of Tamuz, 1976, there was an attempt to assassinate him. Only a miracle saved him. Who was Prime Minister then? You got it. Yizchak Rabin.

Many say that such is an appropriate ending for a traitor. Is this true? Is this the way? I leave the question open and as food for thought after putting before you some of my own thoughts. There is much more that must be said, and with G-d’s help we will continue at another time. Firmly and carefully. We will not play into the hands of the authorities who are looking for easy prey.

Two Funerals: Rabin and Kahane

The fact that the Yohrzeit dates for Yitchak Rabin and Rabbi Kahane are so close (the non-Hebrew date is the same) is no coincidence. The sages also compare two funerals, one of a righteous leader, and one of a wicked leader. The following was written by Binyamin Zev Kahane for the third Yohrzeit of Rabbi Kahane:

“and they shall look towards me, regarding those whom the nations have thrust through. And they shall mourn for him (that is slain) as one mourns for an only son, and shall be in bitterness over him, as one that is in bitterness for a firstborn. ON THAT DAY THERE SHALL BE A GREAT MOURNING IN JERUSALEM, LIKE THE MOURNING OF HADADRIMMON IN THE VALLEY OF MEDGIDON.(Zechariah, 12)

Rashi: “Our rabbis interpreted this to be on Meshiach Ben Yosef who was killed”

Targum Yonatan: “At that period of time the mourning over the loss of Jerusalem will match the mourning over the murders of the King of Israel Ahab son of Omri who was killed by Adarimon the son of Tavrimon, and the King of Judah Yoshiya son of Amon who was killed by Pharoh in the valley of Megidon.”

The funeral of Rabbi Kahane, HY”D, left a deep impression on its participants. According to estimates, between 100,000 – 200,000 people walked from the Shmuel HaNavi neighborhood to the cemetery Har HaMinuchot. (This does not include the 30,000 – 50,000 people who escorted the coffin in the US before it was flown to Israel). It is also important to point out the heterogeneous mix of the participants, from all levels and circles of Israeli society: religious (all kinds), secular, Sephardi and Ashkenazy. Everyone escorted the coffin, crying over the great leader who fell – the leader who the people didn’t merit to give the power or support to so that he be able to save them.

Many prestigious rabbis, including the great “Mikubal” Rabbi Getz (RavHaKotel), ZT”L, called Rabbi Kahane Meshiach Ben Yosef who was killed, bringing the above-mentioned verse from Zacharia as proof, which according to chazal speaks of the great funeral of Meshiach Ben Yosef.

And behold, a year ago exactly, (according to the non-Jewish calendar), five years after the death of Rabbi Kahane, the Prime Minister Rabin was murdered. The media fanned the flames in creating a nationwide atmosphere ofmourning, presenting it as the funeral of funerals. Indeed, more realistic estimates spoke about 30,000 to 40,000 who passed his coffin (or tried to). In any case, more important than the numbers was the impression that these funerals left people with. This is what reminded many of the above “Targum Yonatan”, comparing the funeral of Meshiach Ben Yosef to two of the biggest funerals of the past – the funeral of the righteous King Yoshiya who created a Torah society for his kingdom, and the funeral of the wicked King Ahab who caused the Jewish people to sin.

It is as if the verse hints to two huge funerals that will occur close to the time of redemption – one of a righteous person who symbolizes Meshiach Ben Yosef, and one of a wicked person who symbolizes the opposite – that is, someone who fights against the cause of Meshiach Ben Yosef.

The struggle between “the students of Yoshiya” and the “students of Ahab” is in full swing. And most of the people, despite the constant incitement and brainwashing, are still on the side of Yoshiya, as witnessed by their massive spontaneous participation six years ago to honor the memory of a leader who really felt the pain of the people, and went out to his brothers to see their suffering – and tried to save them. May his memory and actions protect us, Amen.

Emor: What Is a Jewish Leader?

Democracy has twisted the concept of leaders from people who are supposed to lead the people into people who chase after the herd and who are lead by the people and their consensus. Democratic leaders seek to be loved by their constituents by doing popular things so that they can get reelected. However, all of their efforts usually bring about theopposite reaction. Most democratic leaders are jeered by the masses and humiliated. Professional politicians like Rabin and Bibi will soon “go down to the people”, as they say in Hebrew. They have set their sights on the upcoming elections. They can already be seen kissing the babies and giving them balloons with their party names on them. Anything that makes a good shot for the media; anything to buy another vote. There is nothing like an election season to display the degradation of the status of the leader in the democratic system.

According to authentic Judaism, the status of a leader is different.The Jewish leader who is righteous and G-d fearing must be honored and treated in the highest regard, for in Judaism there is a concept of “kavod” – honor.

Thus we find the very special status of the “Cohen”-high priest, in our Parsha. The Cohen is distinguished in many ways from the rest of the people. We are commanded to treat him with a higher degree of sanctity “for he will be holy unto you”. From this verse our sages teach us the obligation to place the Cohen ahead of us in all matters pertaining to “kedusha”- holiness, and to make sure his honor is always upheldproperly.

On the other hand, if their is a wicked leader who is arrogant and is more concerned with himself than the welfare of his people, andplaces his own honor above the honor of G-d and the needs of the nation, there is no longer any obligation to respect him.

The verse “thou shalt not curse a ruler from amongst your people” (Exodus 22) applies only when that leader “does acts that are acts of the people” (that is, goes according to Torah) (Baba Bathra 4, Baba Kama 94, Sanhedrin 85) If not, he does not have the “democratic right” to continue to reign, for his entire authority stems from his adherence to the Torah and its Mitzvot. If the Minister, Cohen or King strays or deviates from this path, his verdict is clear: He gets sent home, stripped of his post and impeached.

The government of Yitzhak Rabin has long lost its legitimate right to rule from a halachic and Torah standpoint, and history begs that theybe put out to pasture. This government abandons its brothers and sistersand seeks to destroy the Jewish character of the state. In their obsession with Universalism they rush to uproot anything which reminds them that Israel is exclusively a Jewish state and that the Jewish people are a chosen people. That is why they are so eager to surrender G-d given Jewish land, even Jerusalem, G-d forbid. That is why the time has come to send these corrupt politicians home. May G-d grant the people of Israelthe wisdom to save themselves before the wicked “leaders” of Israel succeed in implementing their deadly plot.

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