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      Nisan 8, 5773, 3/19/2013

      An Open Letter to President Obama

      by Tamar Yonah

      Obama is coming to Israel. Why?  Is it to pressure Israel into their '2 State Solution' which in essence means, 'The Final Solution'?  Why would Obama want to reward a terror entity like the Palestinian Authority, filled with Fatah and Hamas supporters, and give them land carved from the heart of Israel, to be an independent terror state?  Is this really good for the world?  Is this really what the world needs?  Would this really solve all the problems in the Middle East, let alone the world?  The 'land for peace' formula has failed over and over again.  Why then do they keep pressing Israel to give up more land?  Leave your comments below.  

      Below is a message, from a prestigious group of rabbis, which they want the U.S. President to know.

      By Rabbi Yeshayahu Hollander PhD, Foreign Minister of the Nascent Sanhedrin (Rabbinic Supreme Court)

      Dear President Barack Hussein Obama,

      We are pleased to have you visit Israel again, in the beginning of your second term as President on the United States of America. We hope you find the visit inspiring and that the results of the meetings you will hold benefit the United States of America and the Jewish State of Israel. We also hope that your visit benefits the Arab population of Israel, including the Arab population of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, all part of the Jewish homeland as recognized by international law, according to the San Remo Conference decisions as formulated in the Mandate to Palestine, and as reconfirmed by article 80 of the Charter of the United Nations Organisation:

      In the preamble to the Mandate:

      Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing nonJewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country; and

      Whereas recognition has thereby been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country; 

      In Article 2:

      The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the country under such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble, and the development of self-governing institutions, and also for safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine, irrespective of race and religion.

      The eternal basis for this decision of the League of Nations is clearly stated often in the Bible, for instance in Deuteronomy 34,4:

      And the LORD said unto him: 'This is the land which I swore unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying: I will give it unto thy seed; I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.'

      and also in the Qur’an:

      “We made a people …  inheritors of the Land in both Eastern and Western side [of the Jordan river] whereon we sent down Our blessings. The fair promise of thy Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel, because they had patience and constancy...” [Surah al-Ahraf (of the Barrier), verse 137], and

      “Remember Moses said To his people: ‘O my People, call in remembrance the favor of God unto you,… and gave You what He had not given To any other among the peoples. O my people! Enter the Holy Land which God hath written for you, and turn not back ignominiously [to this heritage of yours], for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin.” [Surah al Maidah (the Table), verse 21]

      Therefore, from an Islamic point of view, the Children of Israel are the legitimate owner of the Land which God ordained to them.

      So, Dear Mr. President, there is no Muslim claim to any of the Promised Land!

      Reassessment

      Mr. President, it is rumored that after your visit, you would like to enter into deliberations to design a new plan for peace. A very worthy idea. Clearly what is needed is a complete open-minded reassessment of all that has been done, and all that has not been successful in the last decades, starting before the Madrid conference. One cannot endlessly repeat mistakes of the past. Israel has made the most liberal offers, all of which were rejected out-of-hand by the Arabs. Israel has relinquished land time and time again to Arab governments - in Sinai in 1948, 1956 and in Gaza, and in Judea and Samaria, only to have these lands used as basis for attacking Israel. The “Land-for-Peace” tactic has been thoroughly proven to fail. The need for reassessment is clear.

      The West consistently relates to the Arabs as primitive people who cannot be expected to live by civilized norms, to keep their contracts. On the one hand, this is insulting to the Arabs; on the other, it is a good reason for them to continue to behave as expected. The West must honor the Arabs by expecting them to behave honorably. The Arabs signed treaties with Israel promising to refrain from incitement. These clauses are not kept. They are principal clauses, thus Israel has the right to consider the treaties as having been beroken by the Arabs, but Israel always, always, tries to live peacefully instead of standing strongly for her rights. This tactic has also proven to be a great mistake.  The need for reassessment is clear.

      The method of negotiation of the treaties has also proven to be a failure: leaders meet together in private, closed sessions, come up with finished documents which are quickly approved by the governmental bodies, without the peoples involved being part of the process.  In our times, closed-room negoitiations are a great mistake. The need for reassessment is clear. The Great`President Wilson had the ormula which is appropriate for this generation of Public Diplomacy: OPEN AGREEMENTS OPENLY ARRIVED AT. The method of open negotiations is a method in which public opinion will change, that the public will learn and be part of the thinking process and will understand and agree with the results. Yes, is it a long process. The need for reassessment is clear.

      In this reassessment, it is absolutely necessary to relate to some elements of the situation which have not been addressed properly by the Israeli governments and by other people with good intentions who have tried to encourage Israel along the peace process.  Some of these elements are more visible today that they were before the Arab Spring.

      Incitement

      Today it is perfectly clear how successful the Arab incitement against Israel has been; that it was a great mistake to ignore the anti-incitement clauses in the Oslo agreements. Since then millions of young Arabs and other Muslims have been educated – not to say brainwashed – to thinking that Jews are descendants of apes and pigs, and that the greatest service they can do to Allah is to kill Jews. Many European Christians realize that Jews are just the first on the hit-list of radical Muslims. After disposing of the Jews, the next act of service to Allah is disposing of Christians, since these Muslims consider Christianity – at least Trinitarian Christianity – is a form of idolatry, which must be physically eradicated by the Muslims.  

      Divestment, Boycott, Sanctions and Apartheid lies

      Incitement against Israel has many forms and many audiences. The Divestment, Boycott, Sanctions movement is taking over American and European universities, boardrooms, Churches, all based upon vacuous lies about “Israeli Apartheid”. While the apartheid lie is fatuous, as any visitor to Israel can easily observe in any mall, in the Knesset – in which there are more Arab members than are Jews in all the legislatures in the 21 Arab states, in the Israeli Court system, and wherever one turns where there is no security threat, the apartheid lie is as successful in warping the minds of its audience as were the lies of the Nazi regime. Israel cannot be secure as long as these lies are perpetrated, as long as antisemitism is part of the background in much of the western world, from London to Washington to Buenos Aires. A prerequisite for peace is truth, as we are told:

      These are the things that ye shall do: Speak ye every man the truth with his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates, and let none of you devise evil in your hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath; for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD. [Zecharia 8, 16-17]   

      Until the Arab leaders adhere to the truth, there can be no peace. In particular, Mahmoud Abbas is a holocaust denier, in other words – a liar; there is no value in a contract signed by him. Furthermore, the PLO charter has declared that any diplomatic arrangement will be the basis for an attack on Israel. The PLO are definitely devising evil in their hearts against their neighbour. So any agreement with the PLO will be used by them against Israel. The charade of amendment of the PLO charter was indeed pathetic:  so many dignified people, including the President of the US and the Prime Minister of Israel, were pleading

      Dear Mr. President, it is not easy for a President of the US to admit that previous Presidents were fooled and wanted to be fooled. But a prerequisite for Peace is Truth, and that is the sad truth. We cannot proceed towards Peace unless Truth prevails.  

      Truth must be not only in the mouths, but also in the hearts and minds. Until the Arab people want the Jewish State of Israel to exist, they will try again and again to kill us all, as they have been doing over the past 130 years. The mindset of the Arabs must be changed. They must return to true Islam, to submit to the will of Allah, that the Holy Promised Land belongs to the Jewish people. This is a great challenge, to the Arabs first and foremost, it is their responsibility, but perhaps the USA – and perhaps Israel - can help.

      Support those seeking peace, vanquish those who wish to conquer

      Looking around, we see that there ARE places where Muslims live in peace with the surrounding predominant Christian culture, for instance in Marseille. There, the local Christian leaders empower only the moderate Muslims, who cooperate in keeping amiable relations between the Christians, Jews and Muslims.  Any radical statement is immediately attacked by the heads the community of the speaker.

      This must also be done on a national basis in European countries and in America: support of true moderates, attack all radicalism. Wahabbism, Salafism and the like, are not to be contained and engaged, but openly fought against, outlawed and punished.  Even internecine fighting, such as Sunni - Shia fighting, must be stopped forcefully.

      The resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict

      In all the negotiations between Israeli political leaders and Arab political leaders, weak-minded Israeli politicians have made concession after concession to Arab demands, but the Arab politicians have consistently refused to accept anything less than everything.  

      As clear from the Torah and the Qur'an, the only solution to the Arab-Israel conflict is: One single undivided state, the Jewish State of Israel, in the Holy Promised Land, in which peaceful Arabs can live in peace and security, as do Arabs in Israel today, as free citizens, in a better situation - economically and politically - than in any Arab country. Many honest Arabs say so openly. This is the vision of the Torah, this is the vision of the Qur'an, God's vision, and this was also the vision of Man, expressed in the decision of the League of Nations in the terms of the Mandate for Palestine, which is the modern legal basis for Jewish Settlement in ALL of Palestine.   

      Some people fear - and others threaten - that the One-State solution will be the end of the Jewish state, it will become the "State of all its citizens" – including Arabs, who will overrun the Jewish population. That threat is imaginary, not real. Already, Jewish the birth rate in the Holy Land is favorable to the Jewish nation, and when the threat from Iran is removed, there will be a great influx of Jews from all the countries of the diaspora, since many Jews are justifiably afraid to live in Israel because of the Iranian threat. Many have purchased home in Israel, but are afraid to live here until the Iranian threat is removed. One peace is established, Jews and their descendants will return to their homeland by the millions, as described by Isaiah [35,10]: And those freed by God shall return, and come with singing unto Zion, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

      The Quran, also,  explicitly refers to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel before the Last Judgment:

      And thereafter We [God] said to the Children of Israel: ‘Dwell securely in the Promised Land. And when the last warning will come to pass, we will gather you together in a mingled crowd.’ [Surah of the Children of Israel, verse 104/]

      Mr. President,  there have been rumors that you would like Israel to put together a plan for peace.  Here we will make a two-stage suggestion:

      Stage 1. Burning of all textbooks used in all of Arabia and other countries, Muslim countries and other countries, such as European countries, from which children are taught that Jews are descendants of dogs, vermin, are attempting to rule the world, are racists, are committing apartheid – in short, Stage 1 is when the World will be freed from the lies of classic and modern antisemitism and  hate of Israel. During Stage 1, new textbooks will be taught in all schools, textbooks celebrating  the Jewish State - as promised by God – Allah - in the Holy Land.

      After 40 to 60 years of such education, with no wars, we will arrive at

      Stage 2: the day celebrated by the United Nations at the entrance to the UN Building in Manhattan, but which was corrupted by leaving out essential parts. Here we bring the full description:

      And many peoples shall go and say: 'Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of God, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths.' For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of God from Jerusalem.

      And He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. [Isaiah 2,3-4]

      Dear Mr. President, if you work thus diligently towards this aim, there is no doubt you will be blessed and remembered eternally as the man who helped bring Peace to this world. God Bless you in this work, and God Bless America.

      Sincerely, Shalom, Peace and Harmony,

      The Nascent Sanhedrin in Jerusalem