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Bibi is looking an awful like Arik Sharon this last week as he steamrolled 'democracy' in favor of his own desires. The Likud primaries held last week were supposed to be a show of democracy and respect for the voters of the Likud. It was instead, a repeat of the Sharon fiasco that took place prior to the expulsion of almost 10,000 Israelis from their homes in Gush Katif and the northern Shomron back in 2005.
Like Sharon, Binyamin Netanyahu, in the framework of the Likud, set forth a type of 'referendum' of who would take what number on the Likud party list. The Likud member's votes, after all the work and expenses and campaigning, were tossed to the wind. They were not respected.
To those who remember back a few years, Ariel Sharon, was elected on the platform against unilateral withdrawal, and then turned around and embraced it wholeheartedly and implemented it. He won the national elections in a landslide because he was AGAINST his opponent, Amram Mitznah's unlilateral withdrawal plan. But then, after Sharon won, he took on the same platform he ran against, to the horror of those who voted for him. After this betrayal of democracy, he then agreed to let the Likud party members decide about the fate of Gush Katif since he did a 180 degree turn on his own party's platform. He agreed to a referendum and said he would honor what the Likud voters decided. Well, the referendum was an overwhelming success in support for holding on to Gush Katif and northern Shomron. However, when the results came in, and Sharon realized he lost, he decided that he would not honor the referendum that he agreed to. He dissed the voters of his own party that he was supposed to serve. He was going to have it HIS way. Democracy shemocracy.
How do we know he will respect ANY democratic vote the people of Israel or his own party make?
A similar scenario took place last week, as Moshe Feiglin, a right wing Likud candidate was voted into slot number #20 on the list. The Likud is expected to take at least 30 seats in this next election, so it looked like a sure thing that Feiglin would get in and his Likud supporters were celebrating. Unfortunately, Netanyahu, acting similar to Sharon, flew in and nixed the votes of the party he is supposed to serve and arranged a re-shuffling of the seats, citing some lame reason as to bring up the 'district reps' on the ticket. This invasive act plunged Feiglin all the way down, more than ten seats, to a slot somewhere in the 30's, which may be unrealistic in getting him a seat in the next Knesset.
Netanyahu disrespected the voters, AND the democratic process he seems to hold so high. Is this democracy? Is this Netanyahu, or Sharon? Is this what we can expect in the next government when he gets elected and is suspected to want to cede the Golan Heights, Judea & Samaria and possibly Jerusalem? - What if Likud voters say no?
If he runs on a platform for keeping Jerusalem united, and then after being elected says that 'things have changed' and he now believes we need to cede parts of our capital to our enemy, or some other part of the Land of Israel, and then we yell 'No!", and remind him of his campaign promises and/or that of the Likud party's principles, how can we know he will respect them? How do we know he will respect ANY democratic vote the people of Israel or his own party make?
Are we seeing another tyrant-acting and un-democratic Sharon, in Netanyahu? "Hey, it worked for Arik, so why not me?" he might think.
Does Netanyahu strut wearing democracy on his chest, but discard it as easily as taking off one's coat. Does this steamrolling of democracy show that Bibi will be just another Arik? I don't want to see mudslinging and dirty remarks about Bib in the talk-backs here. I just want to bring this to your attention, so that if anyone does decide to vote for the Likud, they understand who they are getting. ...Just another Sharon.
Two general announcements:
1) Message from Daniel Pinner re: Noam Federman
2) New Show Segment
1) Message from Daniel Pinner re: Noam Federman
ARE YOU SEETHING WITH FRUSTRATION AT THE POGROM AGAINST NOAM FEDERMAN AND HIS FAMILY?
At least if it is a good lie, I know you had enough respect for me to make the effort to make the lie believable.
It never ceases to amaze me how politicians can blow us off. It befuddles me how much contempt they have for us all with their pathetic speeches stuffed with all-out lies. My mother always used to say to people, "If you are going to lie to me, make it a good lie. I take insult at being lied to if the lie is so lame, that you didn't even bother to put any effort into it. At least if it is a good lie, I know you had enough respect for me to make the effort to make the lie believable."
Politicians seem to have less and less respect for the citizens they are supposed to serve. Just today, the Governor of Illinois was arrested for trying to sell to the highest bidder, Obama's senatorial seat. THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINIOS WAS ARRESTED!!! Amazing. He should have tried to be more clever, be a better liar. Well, I am glad he got caught, at least.
And today's news story in the Israeli media "showed Prime Minister Olmert hugging a small child during a visit to Sderot and saying he was "very touched" by a letter from a sixth grader that life under rocket attacks is not normal. He said he shares the feelings and fears of western Negev residents and added, "We do not for one moment tolerate such a lifestyle in which we have to run to shelters to hide from our enemies." "
Is your jaw hanging down agog? He actually had the nerve to say, "We do not for one moment tolerate such a lifestyle in which we have to run to shelters to hide from our enemies." ? Mr. Prime Minister, we've been suffering enemy fire on our country for at least the last 7 years!!!!! Mr. Prime Minister, if you are going to lie to us, at least make it a good one.
Last week, we saw the repulsive build up of Israeli security forces, police, army, etc… swell around Hebron's Peace House where Israeli citizens were living. The Israeli residents of Peace House have a contract showing the sale, and a video of the former Arab owner counting out his money from the sale. Our southern region is under enemy P.A. Arab rocket fire, but the government doesn't have the means to stop the enemy. But they DO have the forces to throw Israeli families out of their homes in Hebron.
Israel can't get enough police to evict the Arab squatters in Yitzchak Herskovitz's legally owned home but yet they have enough forces to send to Hebron to pull out Israeli families and supporters from their homes.
Israel can't get enough police to evict the Arab squatters in Yitzchak Herskovitz's legally owned home
(see this amazing story: "Exclusive: Squatters Ordered Off Stolen Jewish Land in Jerusalem because they are afraid of violence," and "Jerusalem Land-Owner to Sue Police ")
yet they have enough forces to send to Hebron, to expel Israeli families and their freinds and supporters from there.
We have our beautiful young soldier Gilad Shalit languishing somewhere in Gaza, a couple of miles from Sderot, yet our leaders say we can't free him. We can't make an incursion into a place we know the enemy resides and launches missiles from??? Hmf! -Another lousy lie.
Our politicians say that we cannot make peace without giving up land. -Another very old, tired lie.
Our politicians and media label Moshe Feiglin, after yesterday's win in the Likud primaries, an 'extremist', yet call PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas (a terrorist and Holocaust denier) a moderate. - What a lie.
Western politicians say we are fighting terrorists, and then press our (willing) Prime Minister to release 230 more convicted terrorists being held behind bars here in Israel. -They lie to us about really fighting the 'axis of evil'.
Western politicians tell us that we are fighting a war on 'terror'. Yet in reality, we are in fact being forced to fight a religious war waged by Islam against all 'non believers'. 'Terror' is not an enemy, terror is a 'tactic', at the moment perpetrated by Infidel hating Muslims. We are not fighting terrorists, we are fighting Islamic conquerors. -sigh- -Yet another lie we are fed.
Binyamin Netanyahu will shake PLO terrorist Yassar Arafat's blood stained hand, but will not shake G-d fearing Jew- Moshe Feiglin's hand ---who he shares the same political party with by the way. What a world full of lies we live in.
Just gimme some truth! - or, at the very least, make it a GOOD lie.
I am not sure how I feel about 'FC' (Facilitated Communication) and the whole idea of messages from certain 'Austistics". However, I feel it cannot hurt to cover what they are reported to be saying to us. Personally, I wonder about the 'Facilitator' and if he/she unconciously moves the person's hand. But since I have actually stated a lot of what they say below on my radio programs and on this blog, which is to make aliyah and strive to be better people through tshuvah, repentance, I am hoping that you will take these words to heart. Their website is HERE for anyone who wants to explore it and know more about these two famous Israelis named Binyamin and Dani who are autistic and are believed by many to have a special pipeline up to Heaven. I leave it to you readers to decide whether you want to accept their messages or not.
Facilitated Communication with Binyamin Goldin. Dani appears at the end of this clip.
BS”D A BLACK STAR BRINGS DARKNESS
A MESSAGE FROM BINYAMIN AND DANIEL, AUTISTIC BOYS 13 CHESHVAN 5769
The world has changed greatly since Elul. The whole world is now living in apprehension. People have stopped relying on the stock market and all the vanities that once directed their lives (the “Golden Calf”). The materialism that revolves around money, credit cards, various forms of entertainment, bank accounts along with all the rest of the excessive materialism that directs people's lives is now suddenly in danger [see message 42 “The world of decadent materialism is dying”].
Suddenly they don't know what is going to happen, how they will be able to go on living the false, mad lifestyle they led until now. However they are in no way willing to give it all up, which is why they just continue to go around full of confusion. Then, suddenly, a black star appears who has attracted most of the world – a star by the name of Obama.
A DANGEROUS COMBINATION
This Obama came out of nowhere without any prior warning that such a person's exists. He hasappeared by the hand of Heaven, and suddenly much of the world is prepared to follow him. And who is this "Obama"? No one knows. He is a big question mark in people's minds. His origins are very hazy, to the point where no one even knows if he was born in America or not and whether he has an additional citizenship or not.
Yet, who cares? The main thing is that this black star has arrived to supposedly “save” America and the rest of the world [the world of falsehood and excessive materialism]. So who is this Obama really? He is both Edom and Yishmael together. A complete merger. On the one hand his father was a Muslim and he himself went to a Muslim school. On the other hand he spent many years in a church run by a notorious anti-Semitic priest.
TESHUVA CAN SAVE US
He is truly a combination of Edom with Yishmael - and that is why he has so much power. He has the merits of both Esav who honored his father and Yishmael who observed the mitzvos of Bris Milah [circumcision] and hachnasas orchim [receiving guests] like his father, Abraham. When such a combination exists at a time when the spiritual level of Am Yisrael is so low, the danger is great. The combined strength of Esav together with Yishmael poses a terrible threat to the Jewish people when they are on such a low spiritual level as they are today.
However, if we do teshuva [repent] and follow in the ways of Yaacov Avinu, may he rest in peace, who through his good deeds and his closeness to Hashem [G-d] was worthy to be saved from the danger of Esav [who is Edom], we will have no problems and nothing to fear. But, if, G-d forbid, we do not repent, we certainly do have what to fear.
Baruch Hashem there are now Jews who are doing true teshuva and these Jews can feel secure during the period when Hakadosh Baruch Hu [G-d] will judge the world [just before the Redemption]. I still pray, although at this time it seems very unrealistic, that all of Am Yisrael will join this group of repenting Jews.
THE WAR WITH GOG
So then who is Obama? Time will tell; perhaps he was sent by Heaven to lead all the wicked people of the world. To gather them together and bring them to Israel, where a war will take place. A war Hashem Himself will fight for us [see Yechezkel 38 and Zecharia 14]. This war will take place here, in Eretz Yisrael. Gog will come to the land of Israel with many forces ["on the day when Gog will come to the land of Israel, etc." ibid, prophecy of Yechezkel], and an evil spirit will penetrate him . Gog will fight against the Jews and against Hakadosh Baruch Hu. Hashem will fight the battle and we know the outcome. However we will not know for sure who is Gog until the last minute.
Now why am I speaking about Obama? What do I care about Obama? Obama did not just appear on the scene by chance. He is like the hurricanes that suddenly appear in the ocean, like “Ike”, “Katrina”, etc. He also suddenly appeared. This is what Hashem commanded - that the signs of the Redemption which will occur at the end of days will happen suddenly, without prior warning [see Malachi 3 “Suddenly the master you seek will come”], and those who know the prophecies written in the Torah will remember that Hashem foretold these things for us thousands of years ago.
Those who are not interested in the prophecies will not recognize Gog nor Moshiach and they will cease to exist, may we not know of such things [Shabbat 31, see Rashi on “looking forward to the Redemption”].
HASHEM IS TEACHING US
Hakadosh Baruch Hu sends us wicked messengers in order to cause us to return to the Truth. He has undermined and will continue to undermine gashmius [materialism] until nothing remains that a person can rely upon for his livelihood. Not his credit card, his social security, his pension plan, his paycheck, the doctors, his medical insurance, his car, electricity, or even the water that flows through the faucet in his home. Hashem is teaching us [as explained at length in Daas
Tevunos and other books from the Ramchal z”l] that we cannot depend upon any materialistic thing [as the Jewish people were taught in the desert when they lived on divine food and water etc.] In addition, Hashem will bring upon us natural disasters far greater than we have seen until now, and a terrible and most frightening war, in which most of the world will be destroyed ["I will remove evil from the world...two parts [of the world] will be destroyed and will die, and the third part will remain." Zecharia 13:8]. Hashem is bringing us step by step to recognize the Truth. He wants to direct us to our source of existence and to recognize the fact that there is no other besides Him [which is a central purpose of creation as explained in Daas Tevunos and in the words of the prophets]. He is omnipotent and there is no other power that can help to save us.
NOTHING WILL SUCCEED
That is why He is letting the greatest experts of the various countries worldwide try and implement every plan they can possibly come up with for saving the world. At some point even the leaders of these countries and their advisors and all of humanity will come to realize that “ein od milvado” – "There is no other besides Him" and all of their efforts and all their “wonderful” ideas are one great failure. If people want to be saved and continue to live, gentiles and Jews alike, they simply have to pray to Hashem – and the Jews must of course also do complete teshuva.
That is the current situation. How things will end is still undecided. If Am Yisrael does complete teshuva (repentance) , the Redemption will come very easily. Conversely, if only part of the Jewish nation does teshuva, then the Redemption will come with great suffering [“let the Messiah come but I should not be there” (Sanhedrin 98)]. There will be a complete Redemption, but with terrible suffering, may Hashem have mercy on us. This is our choice to make now.
ONLY TESHUVA CAN SAVE US
Any person with even limited vision can see the situation we are in. We are right before the end, before the Redemption and Techiyas Hameisim [Resurrection of the Dead]. But we must do teshuva in order to merit the Redemption and the days of Moshiach. It's very exciting to listen to the radio, chas veshalom, or watch television, chas veshalom, and see Obama, watch his team and see the hurricanes taking place around the world, and so on and so forth. But that's not important. What matters is that we do teshuva. We should accept upon ourselves to do teshuva, to return to Hakadosh Baruch Hu, to return to the emes – the Truth. Only the Truth is our “ticket” to live in the world of Moshiach.
We must regret each and every sin. The men should sit on the ground, wear sack cloth and put ashes upon their heads and cry and cry and cry. We must weep over our sins and the sins of our generation and all of the sins since Adam Harishon and then make the effort to do complete teshuva and return to Hakadosh Baruch Hu.
SEPARATION FROM THE NATIONS
Am Yisrael, good Jews, I am asking of you, pleading with you to return to the Truth. Throw away all of the excessive gashmius. Dress like Jews and not like goyim. Eat like Jews and not like goyim. Live like Jews and not like goyim. Think like Jews and not like goyim.
Oy, Am Yisrael, Am Yisrael, how much can one speak, how much can one plead and beg? The end is here, now! The end is here, now! And I will once again say to those in the Diaspora that have the possibility of coming to Israel: do it at once, as soon as possible. Don't make a lot of calculations, just come. Hashem will help.
There is not much time, not much time at all. I pray that with Hashem's help everyone, all of Am Yisrael will make the right choice. To the Jews that are distant from Hashem and married to gentiles – leave them. If their children are not Jewish and do not want to become Jewish, leave them there and come to the Land of Israel.
TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL
Why should you come to Israel? Because whoever comes to live in Eretz Yisrael receives many zechuyos [merits]. Whoever moves to Israel for the right reasons has to make great sacrifices – messirus nefesh. And this messirus nefesh is beloved in Shamayim. In addition, those who come to Israel because they recognize the signs of the Geula [Redemption] are saving themselves a lot of future suffering by coming in the final moments of this world. I bless all of Am Yisrael that we should merit seeing the Truth, reaching the Truth and receiving Moshiach Tzidkenu.
There are many Jews who even after seeing all the warnings from Hashem over the past few years, say "Never mind, Hashem will save us all", etc. and put their faith in all sorts of optimistic prophecies said by various prophets and sages.
However, allow me to clarify that the positive prophecies will only materialize if Am Yisrael does teshuva. If, chas veshalom, they do not, then there are other prophecies from our holy prophets that are harsher; so much so that the "Chessed leAvraham" said that in Eretz Yisrael only 7000 Jews will receive Moshiach Tzidkenu [Chessed Leavraham Maayan 3 Nahar 22]! I am therefore asking Am Yisrael: why suffer? Why hold on to the Golden Calf and the falsehood of the goyim? Keep away from the sheker, stay close to Hashem and you will be worthy of receiving Moshiach Tzidkenu!
HOW TO BE SAVED
Daniel: Now I will speak and what I will say will be like the final sweet dessert. Why sweet? Because I want to tell you what you will gain if you do everything Binyamin said and do complete teshuva now. Those that are very distant: start observing Shabbos and family purity, keep kosher and so on. Those that are closer to Hashem: throw away all the excess gashmius that has penetrated Am Yisrael. Stop with the restaurants, the wigs, stop with all the goyish things that have been given so-called "hechshers” and regret all of your sins.
Do real teshuva. Then, even if the most terrible war erupts you will not feel it and will receive Moshiach Tzidkenu joyfully, refreshed and full of hope and joy. It will be the greatest joy there has ever been; coming to Beis Hamikdash, receiving our righteous Moshiach, once again sacrificing korbanos to Hashem and living a life of peace and shleimus [completeness]. If we don't do teshuva, chas vehsalom, it will be much more difficult. Only very few will receive Moshiach, after enduring very devastating wars with much grief and sorrow. But at least there will be those few who will receive him, then, Be'ezras Hashem.
Make your choice, Am Yisrael, which version you want. Choose now. Choose now. (END)
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* I am posting this urgent letter from heoric Jewish lovers of the Land of Israel.
We here in Bet Hashalom are receiving information and are even witnessing that over the past 12 hours many Border Police are flowing to Hevron. There is certainly great reason to worry that the authorities are planning the expulsion from Bet Hashalom in the next 24-48 hours.
It is therefore of utmost importance to come and strengthen Bet Hashalom with your presence. The more people in Bet Hashalom, the more the authorities will think twice whether to expel or not.
But even those of you who live outside Israel can do a lot TODAY to save Bet Hashalom !
Women in Green call upon all friends of Israel abroad to call, TODAY, the Israeli Embassy/Consulate nearest your home with the following message:
(the text is obviously just a suggestion, each and one of you will phrase it the way he wants.)
Phone message to Israeli Embassy and consulate:
“I am outraged over the government threat to expel Jews from Bet Hashalom in Hebron.
I promise that if the government forces the Jews out of Bet Hashalom, I and my friends will see this as a crime against the Jewish People, and we will do whatever we can to prevent any representative of the Israeli government, including the military, from appearing at our …(synagogue, church, organization, lodge…).
If you want to lose the only friends you have left in America, then by all means, expel the Jews from Bet Hashalom. We’ll see how far your government can operate without US support.
I love Israel but your actions and anti-Jewish policy are a threat to the Jewish People in its Homeland. On the eve of national elections in Israel, I realize we must do everything to bring down those of you who are giving a hand to the Arab enemy by uprooting Jews from the Land of Israel.
I repeat: do not touch the Jews from Bet Hashalom! Instead, send the IDF to fight the Arabs who daily attack the Jews living in the Negev and in Sderot/Ashkelon by launching kassams from Hamastan in Gaza."
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You might not realize how much influence such phone calls have. Each phone call makes a difference. Be polite but very firm.
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