Palm Beach County rabbis call for Israel to appease Palestinian demands

isreal e1 settlement west bankRadical “Jewish” anti-Israel organizations J Street, Rabbis for Human Rights and Americans for Peace Now coordinated over 600 rabbis, cantors and rabbinical students to send a December letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for the end of construction on settlements in areas that Israel considers its own territory.  Of course, these organizations have for years openly supported Palestinian claims that Israel engages in “occupation” and “oppression” and, as they state in their letter, that Israel “violates Palestinian human rights and undercuts the very values on which Israel was founded – democracy, liberty, justice and freedom.”

Now we know who the bad guys are in this neighborhood. Surely, not the Palestinians who slit the throats of the Fogel family, break multiple peace agreements with Israel, blow up cafes, hotels and buses with their suicide bombers, send thousands of rockets into Israel proper, or who, under Palestinian leaders Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, wiped Israel off their official maps that today hang in the United Nations. And that’s just the short list of their terror and hate against Israel that has gone on since 1948, and still counting.

So what’s with these rabbis and other Jews that they sign onto a letter that, if followed, would render Israel vulnerable to terror attacks from literally yards away from their populated cities? If you live in or around Boca Raton, you can ask two local signers why they put their names on a document that clearly trumpets the demands of the Palestinians: Rabbi Dr. Fred Greenspan of Florida Atlantic University and David Steinhardt, listed as signer #616, also in Boca Raton. They may have the answers.

 

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Alan Bergstein comes to our pages as a Brooklyn native. Father of four, retired NYC Principal, Korean War Veteran, patriot and Jewish and Israel activist.
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  • KB Cook

    They are fools – pure & simple. Israel is a sovereign nation and the rights of any and every sovereign nation include building homes for their citizens. This is another example of Liberal Derangement Syndrome.

  • melanie kremkau

    idiots…paid off by the muslim brotherhood. God save us all!!

  • tony d.

    If Obama has his way, those rabbi can relax; Secty. of State Kerry and Secty. of Defense Hagel will do their work for them.

  • Jan Porter

    The hardest thing about being a Jew in today's climate is to realize the blinding trust that some of our children, life-long friends and neighbors have not only in this administration but in the configuration the world has been using to define Israel.

    Plain and simple, all of the surrounding Muslim countries attacked Israel 45 years ago. Fortunately, Israel understood that Egypt was going to use its planes to anhiliate the little Jewish country; therefore, it attacked that country first, only to save itself. The strength of Israel's army was able to push back the Arab countries on all sides once it was attacked. By pushing back, some land of the enemy was conquered.

    And now the world wants Israel to give it back? When else did a country defending itself have to give back the spoils? Is the U.S. ready to hand California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas BACK to the Country of Mexico?

    It hurts so much to watch our country feed the frenzy of the United Nations by the heavy financial support that it gives. It hurts to watch Al Qaida and other terrorist groups take hold of innocent civilians including children and using them as shields, just to tell the world that Israel killed a child. It hurts even more that a culture, as Islam is far more than a religion, is intent on destroying or negating any religion that is not their own. It hurts the most that Jews cannot see the outcome of this tragedy.

    My dentist is Egyptian. Four of his cousins have come to this country in the last few months seeking religious asylum. Three have been granted it thus far. This is what the Christian (Coptic) population of Egypt must now do now, at least for those who have means to get out. Front Page Magazine last month stated, "And anyone who is informed on what's going on in Egypt…. can see a perfect storm brewing for a systematic persecution against Egyptian Christians." They'll come for the Jews first, but the Christians are really not any safer.

  • Joe Halfon

    What I find offensive is these so called Rabbis go against every tenant of the Law that was written by Jewish Scholars centuties ago.. Instead of preaching their bias and hate of Isreal and its people.. They should be thrown out by their Congragations.. Im happy to see that when I saw a list of these Rabbis (idiots) None had a Sephardic sounding last name

  • Carl

    Steinhardt runs the "Little Red Schul". The left has made allies with the Islamofascists since they have the same goals. To fundamentally change the United States.

  • Rabbi Arik Ascherman

    Factual correction-The letter in question is an initiative of Rabbis For Human Rights – North America, not Rabbis For Human Rights. We are sister but separate organizations. While neither the author of this article nor those who have commented are likely to have any great love for our work either, and I must be honest to say that we also have expressed our concerns with E1 from a human rights perspective, it is not within our mandate as a human rights organization to take a position one way or the other on a two state solution (Or any other political solution.) Because the letter brings up the concern that E1 endangers a potential future two state solution, it is not a letter that we would write. Alan, I am not sure how to reach you directly, but would appreciate it if you would make this factual correction.

  • Alan Bergstein

    Mr. Ascherman claims his gorup is merely a "sister" group. Rather PC. I find it difficult to distinguish between the goals of either. Neither organization is worth my comments. Both are viruently anti-Israel and both (if there are two) speak for the Palestinians. The Fogel family slaughter was not even considered by his group to be an act ofterror. I want no further discourse with you or any of your group.

  • http://www.faithrocksproductions.com Adele H Terzis

    It is written, "If GOD be for you who can be against you."

    Keep your faith and pray, GOD hears!

    The question is are you right with GOD?

    Search the scriptures and pray; seek, knock, and ask.

    Did God not give the land to His people Israel.

    God asked them to be His people and He would be their God.

    He also sent The Messiah! Oh, that His people would see!

  • DALE BRIGGS

    WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH THE FREE WORLD ARE THEY WAITING FOR ANOTHER SLAP IN THE FACE ISRAEIL STAND STRONG REMEMBNER YOU HAD TRATIORS BEFORE TAKE WHAT EVER YOU NEED TO PRTOTECT YOUR SELVES DO NOT WAIT FOR OBAMA REMEMDER HE GAVE YOUR ENEMY PLANES TANKS GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT ELSE AND THE STATE W ILL NOT HELP YOU IN THE UNITED NATIONS ETHER IF HAGE GETS STATE DEPARTMENT GIVE NOT ONE INCH OF LAND KEEP WHAT YOU HAVE YOU FOUGHT FOR IT PALESTIN IS NOT A STATE OR COUNTRY JUST PEOPLE THAT THERE LEADERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL AN IDEA THAT IT SHOULD HAVE HALF OF JERUSILAM