The "Boogie" Man

Ben Packer,

לבן ריק
לבן ריק
צילום: ערוץ 7
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....

Moshe "Boogie" Yaalon had been taking a lot of criticism recently - AND RIGHTFULLY SO!  Of course the media and his fellow loser politicians have been quick to defend him and accuse those seeking his removal from office of "incitement" and other ridiculous accusations. The reality is: Boogie Yaalon has betrayed his voters and has embarrassed himself and the country. 

Here are some examples (unfortunately, there are even more as well):

- First and foremost, his terrible behavior in regards to the soldier in Hevron. He is not part of the court. His opinion is irrelevant. At a time when all soldiers should feel total support, Yaalon and his totally unqualified Chief of Stafff Eizenkot are engaged in a competition to see who can lower morale more. (How about some support for the other soldiers on the base in Hevron? They are being persecuted on social media. I've personally visited them several times to give support. Were is Yaalon? I don't actually blame him for not going - he most likely wouldn't be very popular there. He should probably avoid Hevron altogether). 

- Speaking of Hevron, how about his terrible and unjustifiable decision to evict Jews from properties that they obviously legally purchased. He says that the sale must be checked. How about checking on his individual ideas of morality - everyday the rightful owners are denied access is theft! He has acted the same, if not worse, than Ehud Barak - is that what Likud/Religions Zionist voters thought they were getting from Yaalon as Defense Minsiter? 

- The persecution, arrest and torture of young Jewish pioneers. Yaalon is making Putin look like Thomas Jefferson. Is there no respect for the law and/or basic fairness. And not letting Meir Ettinger go to his son's bris? Makes one question if Yaalon has a soul. I got it, he wrote some blogs Yaalon doesn't like. I imagine he won't like this one either. (a side note: victims and their families never forget torture. Its just one of those things that never gets forgotten or forgiven. Yaalon is risking the very stability of the State over his petty ego). 

- His "Civil" Administration demolishing the new study hall at Givat Sorek, outside of Carmei Tzur in Gush Etzion. Jewish sacred books were burned there!!! What message is he trying to send to our enemies?!!!! 

We all get the message loud and clear - you have quit on us. Just like Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, you have decided to abandon those who have supported and elected you. The honest thing to do is to resign. 

Ben Packer

Old City, Jerusalem