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Ghetto Radun, the Warsaw Ghetto, Ghetto Lodz, Kovna Ghetto, The Lvov Ghetto...
Each of these names brings to mind reverent images of our vanished past. What family does not have its story? What person does not know at least one person who went through this horror?
During the Holocaust, the Germans (Yimach Shemam) would come into a town or city, quickly surround the Jewish parts with walls and pick people to form a Jewish "government" thus forming a Ghetto.
The leadership of Rabbis and Jewish governing bodies were killed
off and a new completely subservient government was chosen by the
Nazis to administer the newly formed ghetto. The idea was to first
rob the Jews of anything even remotely hidden by extorting exorbitant
ransoms. The second idea was to completely demoralize the Jews so that
death would be a welcome pleasure. Next goal: Give everyone a "hope
for life" this would make the idea of "revolt" to be an unnecessary
possibility. In so doing, the Jewish Ghetto residents made anyone with
an idea about "fighting back" to be a enemy. They were disturbing the
Peace Life" dream that everyone waited for.
This "Jewish government" would now be asked to give over on a given day, a certain "small" number of Jews to be killed. Nobody had a choice, nobody could leave.
Today, it is 50 old people.
Tomorrow, 20 children.
The next day, people without papers.
Another day, the handicapped.
Day after day, week after week, there was left a small ray of hope for everyone that: "it is not me!" but rather someone else who is going to their doom.
Still, one was always left with the small ray of hope that if we just "hold out" we will outlive this madness...
After all, it was not they who were being asked for to be killed, it was always "someone else" who is "not useful anyway" or "expendable".
Those who were not fit for work, the weak, the poor, the religious leaders.
Until ultimately, the whole ghetto was wiped out.
But it was always this "hope for life" mentality that kept the people in charge from rebelling and farkert they would fight against anyone who would disturb this hope by uniting to fight off the Nazi terror.
TODAY, ISRAEL HAS BECOME A HUGE GHETTO CALLED: "GHETTO-ISRAEL"
Today, this small town is given away. Tomorrow, some buildings labeled: "illegal" are given away to those who hate us. The next day, it is some nebech "settlers" in some far-off (from Tel-Aviv) distant part of Israel who have again been labeled by the press and courts as illegally existing.
Next it is some meshugenah farmers who were given their land 30 years ago and were brought there as heroes, patriots, "settlers of the land" with dancing and songs and lots of press to laud their gallantry and bravery, overcoming the "wilderness" and bringing the sand to life.... The big difference is that here, unlike the times of the Holocaust, we DO have a choice.
Who are these "illegal settlers" anyways? These are people who were wooed and courted to come from America with their money. They put their lives aside to come build the land. "Chalutz!" They were instilled with the dream of bringing our land to life after thousands of years. Promises of hope and help from the government bore fruit. For the last 30 years, their precious American dollars were solidly invested in building Israel. The highest courts in Israel now label these same people as "Illegal occupiers of our brothers the Arabs Land". Today, the Israeli press labels yesterday's heroes, the Chalutznikim with the glorious mission of "settling the land" as: "Liars, cheats and thieves." Yediot Achronot in describing the Settlers says: "The settlers are in the grip of a godly zealotry for years they have been operating outside of the law, motivated by a deep feeling that they are not transgressing the 'real laws.' In the name of zealotry, they robbed, lied, and cheated, spilt blood..." And as Ynetnews again reported recently: "Labor Chairman Barak referred to the Jewish extremists' threats. 'We used to call them weeds, today they are no less than cancerous growths...There was writing on the wall then that we weren't wise enough to see,' he said."
The heroes of yesterday are gone. The ideals and dreams of building a Jewish State are secondary to giving up the land to the Arab foe.
Slowly, slowly, the Jewish government is giving away all the land in Israel until ultimately, it will give away Yerushalayim, Shomron, and the "Occupied" areas. This is no secret and is stated by the Israeli government and promised to the United States (See on the Internet the CIA's "World Fact Book Site" - a new country called: "The Country Of The West Bank)
Finally, they will give away Tel-Aviv and Ramat Aviv too, Haifa etc.
This part they do not talk about.
ISRAEL'S CREATION OF A TERROR COUNTRY
A New Country Called: "West Bank"
LEFT ABOVE: On the CIA's Factbook Website are a few new countries. This is the CIA's map of "The Country of "West Bank". This country the United States recognizes as having a culture with a currency, economy and military. From these maps it is obvious that Israel has made secret agreements that have in fact given these areas away. In the map (left) you will notice that they made the map in such a way that you can actually see what is given away of Jerusalem. In the CIA's map of Israel however (see below) it is impossible to see what is being given away.
From ancient times until Jordan invaded the area in 1948, this land was known as Samaria and Judea. (Trans)Jordan renamed it the "West Bank." Jordan sits on the East Bank of the Jordan River. When Jordan lost the area to Israel in 1967, the names would ordinarily have reverted to Samaria and Judea. The Arabs and their friends continue to call it "West Bank."
RIGHT ABOVE: This is the CIA's map of the Golan Heights.
In case you were wondering what happened to Golan Heights on the CIA's
map of Israel. Wonder no more. According the CIA, Golan has been given
away to Syria. The only problem is that its residents don't know
that yet. In case you are in doubt notice the small letters: "Golan
Heights (Israeli Occupied)"
Hey! Where's the Golan Heights?
The CIA's map of what the United States calls "Israel". Note all the areas given away including the Golan Heights (Labeled: Israeli Occupied), The new country of: "Gaza Strip" and the country of: "West Bank" (see previous page).
In the map on your left, you will notice that the CIA made the map
in such a way that you really cannot see what is actually given away
of Jerusalem. In the West Bank map however on the previous page, as
fuzzy as the boundaries are, it is apparent that most of Jerusalem is
given away. According to the statements on each of the maps:
"Israeli-occupied with current status subject to the
Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement; permanent status to be
determined through further negotiation" it is obvious that everybody
is waiting for Israel to put into public law what the secret
agreements state. It cannot do that without Israeli public approval.
This is the CIA's country called: "Gaza Strip'
LEFT: Again, an official country with a culture, currency & military.
RIGHT:The right hand map is the width from the Mediterrian to some
Israeli cities between Gaza and the "West Bank." An easy morning jog.
"Suicide borders," Abba Eban called it.
With the West Bank Area will go officially: "West Bank, Latrun Salient, and the northwest quarter of the Dead Sea, but excludes Mt. Scopus; East Jerusalem and Jerusalem No Man's Land are also included only as a means of depicting the entire area occupied by Israel in 1967." This includes: "242 West Bank settlements and 29 East Jerusalem settlements in addition to at least 20 occupied outposts (August 2005 est.)" and will total: "2,407,681."
Note: in addition, there are about 187,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and fewer than 177,000 in East Jerusalem (July 2008 est.)" The next part gets interesting, as it seems to crunch some vital numbers. Officially, as noted above by the defined area by the CIA: "East Jerusalem and Jerusalem No Man's Land are also included only as a means of depicting the entire area occupied by Israel in 1967". Someone figured in the population of East Jerusalem! From this we can understand that the area of East Jerusalem is included or else why would its population of 177,000 figure into the equation? The total amount of people actually being given away or due to be expelled from their homes is 364,000 Jews! [Given the newer demographic figures, the number -- depending on how much, if any, of the area Israel is allowed to keep -- is between 500,000 and 600,000.-- bsl]
Under the CIA Syria Factbook note are the following curious notes. At the top of the page it says the following: (under "Background"): "In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. During the 1990s, Syria and Israel held occasional peace talks over its return". And further down in the Geography note is stated: "there are 42 Israeli settlements and civilian land use sites in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights (August 2005 est.)" Somehow, the "talks" mysteriously turned into fact.
Negotiations are now going on (As discussed at the November 2007 meeting in Annapolis) to unite the "orphaned" areas of West Bank and Gaza Strip with a corridor (See Red Area on map left) that in effect separates the south of Israel from the rest of the country. This will make Israel militarily impossible to defend in the very likely event of a future war. In addition, if you measure the area from the Mediterranean Sea to the border of "West Bank", you find that it is a strip only nine miles wide. (See Red Arrow on Map Right) How is Israel supposed to defend that? During the Iraq Gulf War in 1991, since Scud missiles shot at Israel had to travel so far, they were forced to fly very high and as such, Israel had at least a half an hour warning to prepare. Not so lucky were the American troops stationed in Kuwait who suffered terrible losses. During the recent Lebanon war fiasco, Ketusha missiles shot at Sefat and other locations from close locations in the North gave Israelis a warning time of less than a minute. Here, nine miles is even less than this!
It doesn't take a PhD in mathematics to realize the terrible danger Israel is putting itself into by agreeing to such an indefensible plan.
TO WHOM IS ISRAEL'S LAND GOING?
Officially, Israel declares to the world that its land is being given away for peace with its Palestinian "brothers". To better understand what ieally going on, one can look at what is being given away and to whom and infer from this Israel's true intent. According to this brotherly-love model, Israel's government should be giving away her G-d-promised land to the "Palestinian People". "The Ultimate Sacrifice For Peace!" Right?
However, looking at the CIA's map of Golan we see a curious phenomenon. Golan is being given away to Syria! The country that is today the biggest threat to Israel and the furthest from any ideas about "Peace"! Obviously, something else besides altruistic intent is going on here; or as someone famous once said: "Something is rotten in Gotham City".
THE LUBAVITCHER REBBE GIVES US THE ANSWER
The conclusion one can draw from the above, is as stated in the small letters on the bottom of each map: "Israeli-occupied with current status subject to the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement; permanent status to be determined through further negotiation".
The Rebbe gave us the answer about "what to do" when he voiced concern about Israel's sitting down for "Talks". What Israel has negotiated is not public law. It seems that to finalize the secret agreements Israel must be able to show that it has the internal power to push these through the Knesset. So far, it has only been able to get pieces of this plan ratified. Since it involves giving away Jerusalem, they are not having success. To finish the ratification of the secret agreements, it seems like two things must happen. 1. Israel must be able to bring the secret agreements into Israeli public law. 2. Israel must also move everyone off of the areas to be given away.
The Rebbe's answer to holding this off is for Israel to stop sitting down for talks, to make these secret agreements illegal and to declare the areas that it claims are "occupied" to be re-annexed as part of Israel proper. This of itself would keep the government from removing people from their land. This is what can be done and it seems like this is a thing that is possible to do based on the Rebbe's constant emphasis on not sitting down for "Talks".
At this point, the thrust of the Israeli government's policy is shoving the agreements down the throat of Israel's citizenry to force them into actual law. This is most probably why little was done for eight years -- and again little is being done -- to stop the missiles falling on Sderot and Ashkelon. The government is trying to get the people to "consent" of themselves. However, if the "permanent status to be determined through further negotiation" is stopped short, like the Rebbe told us so many times, so then, it seems that there is a good chance to make a positive difference.
If we want further officially documented "inferences" about what is in the works for Eretz Yisrael, we can simply look at the emblem of the PA (Palestinian Authority), which is ALL of Israel.
Israel is sitting in talks about creation of a state of a certain size next to a Jewish country. The Arab idea as illustrated above is ALL of the land.
This and what we have discussed above is proof of the Rebbe's warnings and concerns about the very real danger of Israel's sitting down to talks about "Peace". The US & Arab countries only understand "Talks" to mean that Israel has what to give away in terms of land and concessions. History has shown this to be their true understanding of what they perceive as Israel's pandering after the US to give away its land, even if Israel is only sitting down with no real intentions of conceding anything to get loans from the US or other economic or military help. This sitting by itself sends a clear message that there is what to negotiate.
That was then. Now we see what is happening. Israel gives all and gets "none"! But she keeps giving and giving and even insisting that we must give more!
"We must have mesiras nefesh for "Peace"! After each bombing what do we hear from Israel's politicians? "They are bombing us because we didn't do enough for 'Peace'..." The big question is: Why does Israel constantly ignore all the danger signals, creating a terror state within its borders, while constantly insisting on more talks, gaining nothing, yet making even more concessions?
What is really going on here?
Tune in next time...
 For example Prof. Aviad Klienberg writing for Ynetnews.com July 8, 2005 reported when speaking about the "Settlers", that "In the settler camp, zealotry is not merely a compliment it is the ultimate guide. This camp has been rejecting moderation and compromise for years, dismissing them as expressions of weakness. The settlers are in the grip of a godly zealotry for years they have been operating outside of the law, motivated by a deep feeling that they are not transgressing the 'real laws.' In the name of zealotry, they robbed, lied, and cheated, spilt blood, and all this so that their feeling of complete devotion to God remains undamaged.
 For example Prof. Aviad Klienberg writing for Ynetnews.com July 8, 2005 reported when speaking about the "Settlers", that "In the settler camp, zealotry is not merely a compliment - it is the ultimate guide. This camp has been rejecting moderation and compromise for years, dismissing them as expressions of weakness. The settlers are in the grip of a godly zealotry for years they have been operating outside of the law, motivated by a deep feeling that they are not transgressing the 'real laws.' In the name of zealotry, they robbed, lied, and cheated, spilt blood, and all this so that their feeling of complete devotion to God remains undamaged.
 Ynetnews.com 11-8-2008
 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/we.html. According to the CIA, there exists a country that includes the "disputed areas", including East Jerusalem! The people have a currency and the USA has provided them with a cultural makeup that never existed before! Arafat himself was born in Egypt for example.
 From the CIA's official "Factbook Website":
 From the CIA's official "Factbook Website":
 From CIA World Factbook website:
 From CIA World Factbook website:
 CIA World Factbook website. Country of Westbank. Look
under the section entitled: "Area" defined:
 From the CIA's "World Factbook Website" under the
country called Syria:
See the sections entitled: Background and Geography. Highest
elevation is listed as "Mount Hermon". Syria's population includes "20,000 Israeli Settlers".
Raanan Shalom Isseroff is Operations Manager of The Shtetl Foundation
(www.shtetlfoundation.org). Contact him by email at raanan#shtetlfoundation.org
This article appeared Shvat 12, 5769 in Beit Moshiach. It was submitted to Think-Israel September 7, 2009.
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