Judea and Samaria

If you are a Jew, then this land is part of you.

Marc Prowisor

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"Judea and Samaria, the story of every Jew."

So the campaign goes. This campaign was started a while back to wake up Israelis as to their heritage in the heartland of Israel. It was quite successful. The message however, must be continued.
They are talking about giving up a piece of your history, your heritage and your land.

Judea and Samaria is the story of every Jew. It doesn't matter what kind of Jew you are - Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Progressive, Regressive, Expressive, and so on and so on - if you are a Jew, then this land is part of you, like it or not. 

The connection occurs the second you claim to be a Jew. Sorry, but that's the way it is. When you go to shul, synagogue, temple, prayer meeting, whatever works for you, and read from the Torah, Prophets, or any of the other holy writings, or when you just sit back at home and are reading the best-selling book of all times, the places you hear mentioned in your history are here in Judea and Samaria. It is who you are, whether you are aware of it or not. When anyone in this world talks about giving this land up, they are talking about you. They are talking about giving up a piece of your history, your heritage and your land.

There are many who don't care whether this land is given up or to whom it belongs, but facts are facts and we must accept them.

In fact, anyone who accepts what is written in that Book has to accept this fact; if you don't accept the Book, that's something else.

Lately, there are so many making every effort possible to distance themselves from this land and its history, and do whatever they can to get the Jews out. The party line is that giving up Judea and Samaria to the "Palestinians" will bring peace to the region. And how is that? By giving a non-people a land?

There are nearly 300,000 Jews living in Judea and Samaria; that is not just a number, that is a reality. These people do not live in shacks, they live in houses, and they have their livelihoods there and are raising their families there. There is no way that 300,000 people are going to just get up and leave. How the world can expect this is beyond me. Imagine if this was asked of any other people besides the Jews how it would be looked upon.

Those people have come to be the cream of the crop of Israel, they represent the strongest Zionist entity that has been in this region since Joshua's time; and that is the reason the Arabs want us out; and that is why the World wants us out. It has nothing to do with land, it has to do with people - and that people is the Jewish people.

So if you are part of the "tribe", whether you agree or not, this is all directed at a part of you, and that part is called Israel.

Next step. Open your eyes, I just read an interesting quote that I would like to share:

"I sincerely hope that when the president goes in for his annual check-up, the doctors at Bethesda will do a brain scan. Surely something must be terribly wrong with a man who seems to be far more concerned with a Jew building a house in Israel than with Muslims building a nuclear bomb in Iran." - columnist Burt Prelutsky

The Muslims of Iran are building a nuclear bomb because Jews are building houses in Israel, and not just in Judea and Samaria. They don't want Israel to exist at all. And this is the same for all the Arab nations in the Middle
Israel's archenemy, Amalek, used the strategy of attacking the weak.
East, believe it or not. Just look at what they teach their children. The only reason that they are singing a different tune now is because they haven't managed to defeat us and wipe us out yet (and it is not going to happen). They also have a new friend.

We read in the Torah how Israel's archenemy, Amalek, used the strategy of attacking the weak and those who straggled behind in order to weaken the People of Israel. This is what the Arabs and our other enemies are attempting to do - weaken us and separate us from one another, and separate us from our land. We must not allow this to happen.

So, whether we agree with one another or not, let us remember and understand that Judea and Samaria are every Jew's story, and a part of us all, forever.