Rescue them NOW!!

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 ( and Co-Director of Young Jewish Conservatives ( He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 6 children....

So the Israeli police arrest a traitorous left-wing activist for actively helping the palestinian police possible kill an arab who wanted to sell land to Jews. Now the palestinian police have reportedly (see story here) kidnapped the brother and son of the arab that did sell the 2 new buildings to Jews in Hevron. They supposedly say they won't release the two until the seller surrenders to them. And the Israeli police response? NOTHING!!! The Israeli Government response? NOTHING!!! "Human Rights" groups? NOTHING!!! (that last part should surprise no one. Actually, none of this should surprise anyone, but it has to change!)

What the hell has happened to these people? Have they become so blinded by their delusional and misguided political views that they justify this kind of barbaric behavior on the part of the official palestinian authorities? How simple would it be to rescue these arabs, whose very lives are clearly at risk! 

Prime Minister Netanyahu is constantly complaining that the arabs refuse to recognize Israel as a "Jewish State". Maybe if the the official policies of his government were a little more Jewish, they would take him a little more seriously. In this particular case, there couldn't be a clearer example from Jewish sources as to what the Government should be doing about these specific arabs in Hevron. 

Rahav told the spies (Joshua 2:9-13):

"I know that the LORD has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. We have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. When we heard of it, our hearts melted and everyone's courage failed because of you, for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them, and that you will save us from death."

(Joshua 6:22-25)         

"And Joshua said unto the two men that had spied out the land: 'Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye swore unto her.And the young men the spies went in, and brought out Rahav, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had, all her kindred also they brought out; and they set them without the camp of Israel. And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein; only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.But Rahav the harlot, and her father's household, and all that she had, did Joshua save alive;"

These arabs should be rescued. NOW! Its the JEWISH thing to do. Its good politically and strategically, and most importantly, JEWISHLY! 

Ben Packer,

Old City, Jerusalem