Build the Land of Israel Now

Yehudit Katzover and Nadia Matar of "Women in Green" fame elucidate the long term effects of the building freeze. They have a plan.

Nadia Matar,

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Nadia Matar
Arutz 7

The building freeze in Judea and Samaria is proof that Netanyahu, to our shame, is following in the path of Ariel Sharon, betraying  the will of the Jewish majority that elected a right-wing government and betraying Eretz Israel. The freeze has one goal: to persuade the Arabs to participate in negotiations to advance the establishment of the Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria, and thereby relinquish Eretz Israel.
 
There are those among us who say, "These are only words", "These are just tactics for  United States consumption", "Don't worry, the Arabs won't agree to any plan."

Yet--we cannot make light of words. Netanyahu erred when he said "two
Netanyahu erred when he said "two states".
states," which meant surrendering Eretz Israel, and again when he said "freeze," which means "construction in Eretz Israel is illegal." Words have power, and they linger. If our stand after the Six Day War had been consistent, if we had said emphatically  "this is our land" and acted accordingly by immediately annexing those portions of our homeland acquired during the war, we would dwell there securely today.
 
We must respond forcefully right now.  If we go on with our daily routine, we will fall victim to other decrees planning to eliminate the entire Jewish settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria so as to establish a Palestinian state. As is well known, this would constitute an existential threat to the small State of Israel.
 
As long as we thought that the State of Israel was democratic, we could make do with demonstrations that try to influence the government.  However, that does not seem to be the case.  and Zionism. We must channel all our energy
Leftist policy rules Israel, despite the majority voters' desire for Zionism.
and strength to cancel the decree, by construction, construction, and more construction. We must build throughout Judea and Samaria, within the settlements, in private houses, and outside the settlements, on the surrounding hills.
 
We call for establishing a fund for the construction of Eretz Israel, in which millions of dollars will be invested in order to enable continued construction throughout Judea and Samaria. We are convinced that if the left was able to find donors in Israel and abroad who are willing to contribute enormous sums for their slanderous, anti-Israel propaganda activity, then surely there are donors, friends and lovers of Israel, who will be ready to contribute to the struggle to build the land and make the Zionist dream materialize.
 
All the information for the "Construction of Eretz Israel" project is ready. We are in contact with Jewish contractors who are capable of building a 48 square meter house within five days, at a cost of NIS 100,000, or a 70 square meter structure for NIS NIS 200,000. Many young couples are willing to live in such simple structures, on the hills and/or in the settlements. All that is missing is a flow of budgets.
 
If we are successful in raising large sums, resulting in the construction of dozens of new structures throughout Judea and Samaria, this will constitute a Zionist response to the Prime Minister's collapse. The police might succeed in destroying one or two structures - we will have to immediately rebuild them, and realize that the building was not wasted, since the construction of the structure that was later destroyed raised the flag of the struggle and kindled the fervor to continue to build.
 
A week ago, two houses, each costing NIS 250,000, were destroyed in Negohot. Now, five families are waiting to build their homes on the same hill in Negohot. In Mevo Dotan West a sheep pen worth NIS 200,000 was destroyed - that very night they began to build a new sheep pen, within the ruins, just of much smaller dimensions. If the Build the Land of Israel Fund had already existed, we could have rebuilt the pen in its previous size, and  added housing units for young couples who are standing in line to populate the hills of Judea and Samaria.
 
Through our stubborn devotion for each clod of earth in Eretz Israel we will merit possessing it. In this month of Kislev, let us draw strength from the Maccabees, who heroically and fearlessly violated the decrees of the empire. With G-d's help, we will raise the necessary budgets from Israel's friends in the country and abroad, and we will set forth on a construction drive all over Judea and Samaria. In place of a freeze - construction. In place of stoppage –  breakthroughs. In place of fallen spirits - we will raise the people's spirits. With G-d's help, this is within our power.

 





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