Orthodox Jewish Rabbis from around the world
are scheduled to arrive at The Hague to once again stand in
solidarity with the Palestinian people. They will be participating,
with G-d's help, in public and private events taking place
at The Hague during the international court, in order to declare
their opposition to the apartheid wall being built in the
West Bank and Gaza.
The Torah prohibition to have a Jewish State is very clear.
G-d sent the Jewish nation into exile and expressly forbade
them from attempting to leave this divinely decreed exile
by creating their own entity, to establish a State. Only G-d
himself without any human intervention will ultimately end
this exile at which time all the nations together will recognize
the One G-d and together serve Him in harmony.
The Torah prohibition against oppressing a people, the Palestinian
people, stealing their land etc. is also clearly written in
the Torah. The above truths were upheld universally by the
vast majority of Jewish leaders and Rabbinical authorities
including the Jewish leadership in Palestine.
The idea of creating a wall to protect against the reactions
of a frustrated, subjugated people is ludicrous and borders
on insanity. It is the most elementary truism of psychology
that the more you stifle the emotions of an oppressed people,
the greater the revolt will be. But our purpose here is to
convey the Torah truth that this apartheid wall is only another
notch carved on the list of transgressions of G-D's oaths
of exile, G-d's commandment of "thou shall not steal"
etc. and G-d's requirement of compassion for one’s fellow
human being. The apartheid wall takes the oppression of the
Palestinian people one giant step further. How we mourn the
pain, sorrow and endless rivers of bloodshed that has befallen
the Arabs and Jews due to the existence of the State of Israel
and its actions. It is so painful to see the animosity created
between Arab and Jew, cousins who have co-existed in harmony
for so long. Through their actions, the Zionists continue
to create wholesale, universal anti-Semitism – an ingredient
that has been Zionism's main staple for growth and success.
May it be G-d's will to speedily and peacefully bring an
end to the State of Israel, so that Arab and Jew can once
again live together in peace and harmony, and may G-d's glory
reign over the entire universe, Amen.
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss
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