Come on Bibi! Its Hevron!

Ben Packer,

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Ben Packer
Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999, where he served in the IDF's Givati Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Ben served as a Rabbi on campus at Univ. of North Carolina and at Duke Univ. Ben now serves as Director of the Jerusalem Heritage House (www.heritagehouse.org.il) and Co-Director of Young Jewish Conservatives (www.youngjewishconservatives.org). He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 6 children....

I just read two interesting (and I believe conflicting) articles. In the first one, the Prime Minsiter of Israel, declares "defiantly" that:

"This morning as well, I say to all those who would uproot us from the Tomb of the Patriarchs - except for a few years in the previous century, we have been there for almost 4,000 years and we will stay there forever. You cannot defeat us."

This was stated in response to the tragic death of Hevron-area resident Ganedi Kofman, hy'd.

Then I read another article that was EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING! It appears that the Civil Administration has just ruled that the papers proving Jewish ownership of "Beit HaMachpelah" just outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron to not be authentic enough for them. The Jewish buyers “did not prove the purchase of rights to the property, nor the possession of it,” in the words of the "court". 

I ask: Where on earth were the arab residents when the Jews moved in? Why did the Palestinian Authority jail the broker of the deal, convict him and and sentence him to death?!!!! 

Clearly, the arabs believe that the property was sold. Clearly, the IDF soldiers on the ground believe the same. Based on past remarks after a soldier was killed in Hevron in 2013, Prime Minister Netanyahu believes as well! 

My final question: WHAT WILL BIBI DO ABOUT THIS?!!! He should honor Ganedi Kofman's, hy'd, memory and allow the Jewish buyers to move into their purchased property IMMEDIATELY! 

Ben Packer

Old City, Jerusalem

www.heritagehouse.org.il

www.youngjewishconservatives.org