Migron Must Stand Forever

Israel's State attorneys have told the High Court of Justice that they will be removing the people of Migon from their homes in a year. This is in coordination with the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities, along with demands made by the United States. According to the agreement, the residents of Migron will allegedly receive 1,450 new housing units, of which only 50 will be built to start. The agreement sounds very familiar to the one put forth in the sin of Gaza.

The current community (aka an 'outpost' to the US) of Migron was established in 2001. It consists of two permanent houses and more than 60 prefabricated homes, housing 50 families, including 150 children. Migron is mentioned in the Tanakh in 1 Samuel 14.2 and Isaiah 10.28. The residents have been fighting for their existence since 2003 when former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced the dismantling of the community. Since then, it has been on the "chopping block" several times. The anti-Jewish organization Peace Now has tried several times, including this current attempt, to have the residents removed so that Arabs could move onto the land.

"They shall build houses and dwell in them, they shall plant vineyards and enjoy their fruit. They shall not build for others to dwell in, or plant for others to enjoy...." (Isaiah 65:21-22a)

The Yesha Council of Jewish Communities (none of whom, by the way, live in Migron) made an agreement with the Israeli government to give up the land, with the idea that they would get it back at a later date. I personally can't remember the Arabs ever willingly giving back any land to Israel since they began handing it over to them, beginning with the Oslo Accords. The only way Israel has ever regained land is by use of the IDF (Israel Defense Force). The Yesha Council seems more interested in making peace with the government than with keeping the land. The fact is they don't have the right to surrender Jewish land. As stated by former Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, "No Jew alive today has the authority to yield any piece of land whatsoever. This right is preserved by the Jewish people throughout the generations and cannot be forfeited under any circumstance. Even if at some given time there will be those who declare that they are relinquishing this right, they have neither the power nor the jurisdiction to negate it for future generations to come." Israel doesn't even own the land. It belongs to Yahweh, the God of Israel. It is only held in trust by Israel.

What's surprising is that some members of the Yesha Council have always been considered to be very pro-settlement, e.g., Zev "Zambish" Hever, General Director of Amana (Gush Emunim's settlement arm) and Moshe Leshem, founder of Gamla Shall Not Fall Again. In addition, the Council has two rabbis sitting on its Board. I would think that these men would not give up any land, at any cost, let alone make deals with a government who is intent on giving up the land of Judea and Samaria to create an Arab terrorist state.

This whole situation looks like the sin of Gaza is beginning to take place in Judea and Samaria, just as many people have said it would. Yes, I know. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said he would never give up land in Judea and Samaria. Just as he said he would never support an Arab state carved out of Judea and Samaria. Well, as we found out, that was a lie. Just as he said he would never give the city of Hebron to the Arabs.

In the sin of Gaza, the government approved 'in principle' housing for those Jews about to be removed from their homes. But then, as we have seen, they don't carry through. There is no reason to believe it will be any different for the residents of Migron. Considering that Migron is a testing ground, once it is carried out, the sin of Gaza will then be applied to all 300,000 residents of Judea and Samaria, as demanded by the United States. (In comparison to the United States, the 300,000 people who will lose their homes in Israel is comparable to 15 million people losing their homes in the United States, just a bit less than the combined populations of Los Angeles and New York City.)

With the stand against Migron taken by the Yesha Council, and the sin of Gaza beginning to repeat itself, it's time for the people of Israel to stand and consider what really needs to be done. Last Saturday, July 4, the United States celebrated its violent overthrow of British rule 233 years ago. It was also the 33rd anniversary of Israel's raid on Entebbe. Now is the time for the people of Israel to stand against the tyranny of its government and that of the US, just as the US did against the British. They need to do what is necessary to end this insanity of giving away Jewish land to their Arab enemies, or anybody else for that matter. It's time also for Israel to remember what motivated it back in 1976 to take action against the terrorists at Entebbe: Israel knew it could only rely on itself to take care of its people.

"I will restore My people Israel. They shall rebuild ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine; they shall till gardens and eat their fruits. And I will plant them upon their soil, nevermore to be uprooted from the soil I have given them — said Yahweh your God." (Amos 9:14-15)

posted: July 06, 2009   |   permanent link  |  

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