Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
The disengagement was a denial of Jewish sovereignty in Eretz Yisrael; it was part of an anti-Zionist, anti-Jewish and anti-democratic plan of unilateral withdrawal that began with Oslo, continued with the retreat from South Lebanon and is exemplified by the arbitrary and discriminatory destruction of Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria.
Had Israeli leaders learned something from these mistakes, it would make the sacrifices bearable. Instead, they pursue the same policies, as if nothing had happened.
But we are not helpless. We can resist brainwashing and resignation by supporting Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem. We can insist that Eretz Yisrael is the national homeland of the Jewish people with Jerusalem as our spiritual and national capital.
We will not be broken.
That is the meaning of Gush Katif today.
Moshe Dann is a writer and journalist living in Jerusalem.
About the Author: Moshe Dann is a writer living in Jerusalem.
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