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Rabbis Urge Netanyahu to Quit Rather than Free Terrorists

Abbas has declared no Jew will be able to live in a PA state. The Rabbinical Congress for Peace says since Abbas obviously is not interested in peace, Netanyahu should quit before freeing terrorists.

Members of the Rabbincal Congress for Peace meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu

Members of the Rabbincal Congress for Peace meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu
Photo Credit: RCP

The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP), a group of 1,200 rabbis from the United States, Canada and Israel, has sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to each Cabinet minister, urging them to cancel their decision to release terrorists.

The agreement to free more than 100 terrorists was made to satisfy Palestinian Authority demands to resume direct talks on altering the borders of Israel, and the RCP it would be better for the Prime Minister and the Cabinet to quit rather than buckle under American pressure.

“Out of all the deplorable and dangerous moves that governments in Israel carried out in the past to start a so called ‘peace process.’ the current move is the most dangerous of them,” the Rabbinical Congress wrote in a letter to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.

“Today there is absolutely no expert or pundit who thinks that Abu Mazen is serious about peace with Israel, they know he has no control over the Arab street. ‘ In a final resolution, in the new Palestinian state we would not see the presence of a single Israeli,’ he told Egyptian journalists last week. Does he sound like a man seeking peace with Israel?”

The letter added that the Palestinian Authority “knows that the Obama Administration will never punish it if it balks but probably will only offer it more. The negotiations will, as in the past, only make matters worse and in the end the world will blame Israel.

“We unequivocally affirm that according to Jewish Law, if you cannot withstand the political pressure, each one of you is morally obligated to resign immediately. Releasing even one terrorist endangers Jewish lives. A recent research found that 75 percent of the terrorists that have been released in the past revert to attack Jews. This also encourages others to engage in terrorism confident that they will be released.

Thus it is better that the whole government resign than to release even one terrorist.

In a special message sent to Jewish Home party ministers, the rabbis added: “According to Jewish Law it is forbidden for you to remain even one day in a government that releases cruel terrorists and is prepared to negotiate with its enemies and murderers on the borders of Israel.

“You are not doing a favor to the Jewish nation by adding more apartments in Judea and Samaria because by remaining in a government that advances such dangerous policies you are stabbing the settlers in the back. Besides, there is no guarantee that you in fact will get these housing units following the international outcry against it.

“We pray and hope that the government of Israel will come to their senses the last minute and refrain from carrying out such an absurd policy. The Netanyahu government still has time to regret its life threatening decision and safeguard the security of the Jewish people in their land.

The RCP warned nearly 20 years ago repeatedly warned against negotiating surrender of land in Israel to the Palestinian Authority, a ruling that it has said “proved to be without error The Congress cited  the 2005 expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif and northern Gaza and their forced relocation elsewhere.” To their horror, they found their new homes repeatedly bombarded by missiles dispatched from the very homes that they themselves had built and from the very fields that they had tilled.

“Unfortunately, the predictions of this Ruling proved accurate: every single withdrawal in these years has invited waves of increased terror and bloodshed of thousands of Jews, men, women and children, young and old. And today, those withdrawals jeopardize the security of millions of Jews in Israel.”

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19 Responses to “Rabbis Urge Netanyahu to Quit Rather than Free Terrorists”

  1. Just another pressure group with a constituency devoted to maintaining conflict rather than finding reasonable solutions.

  2. Finally some saychel in play!!

  3. Right, because letting over 100 bloodthirsty savage murderers loose, who swear that they are going to kill even more innocent Jewish men, women, and children, is a "reasonable solution".

  4. Rav Yakov Yosef ZTL is in the picture. I take it the picture is from years ago. A true Hacham and Oved Hashem.

  5. Stupid fool, it is fools like you who caused this conflict to begin with. Had we dealt with our enemies the real Jewish way we wouldnt be in this prolonged conflict to begin with. BUT your "mercy of fools" is what caused and still causes Jewish bloodshed.

  6. Hey Charles, read a little bit about some of the details of the "reasonable solution" you're promoting (if you can stomach it):
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/170818

  7. Keengz Plaza says:

    Both Matitya and BenMaimon hit it right on the head. Yeah right, negotiate with the Banana Republic of Phony Palesteen that doesn't recognize Israel. You cannot negotiate with a party that doesn't even recognize your own country. In addition even enemies that the US had such as Nazi Germany and Japan were put under heavy restrictions that apply even today. But of course, the US has forgotten that lesson and expects Israel to negotiate with a terrorist nation in a fair way. Are you really kidding. Go back to sleep and keep dreaming of the great 60's. You are in a time warp.

  8. Keengz Plaza says:

    I am looking for the day when Israel becomes a religious state and gets away from democracy. This way, the Jewish way is the right way and any one that does not like it and go somewhere else. Try pulling this same baloney in Russia and China. You will be locked up and the key will be thrown away.

  9. Micha Haklai-Zajdman says:

    G'd forbid that Israel becomes a religious state – lots of Israelis will leave if Israel will become an Ayatullah regime. But regarding the release of the "monsters" I do agree: we are not to release monsters as a pre-condition to start negotiations.

  10. Boruch Hashem – The Rabbanim ""eyes of the congregation" are speaking up loud and clear.

    If only more Rabbonim in Israel would join this Congress the "Dvar Hashem" on the laws of saving life would be adhered too by the government of Israel.

    We believe that the Torah is called "Torat Chayim" because it is a teaching for life and enhancing life!

    How can anyone condone the political expediency of releasing terrorists at the cost of endangering lives?

    Its not only against Jewish Law, its immoral, unethical and illogical.

    A world unwilling to live by absolute values (protecting and saving life) brings about a life and a society that is of little value!

    We as a people are better than this and we need to "push back" the forces that would have us compromise on something that transcends and is beyond our humane ability to compromise.

    If we were to say this to the world –over and over, the message will come across — Israel and the world will be a safer and more peaceful place for all of humanity without excluding any person or ethnicity etc.

    Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht

  11. Why doesn't the government of Israel hear us? Why are they doing this, releasing terrorists who murdered Jews? No country would do what, so why they EXPECT Israel to do it? Israel released terrorists in the past, but got "something" for it. Here, Israel gets nothing in return but photo-ops. Israel should not even be talking to these guys; they did not comply with one clause of any agreement they signed with Israel. The PA should be disband and its members flown back to Tunis. The USA should be given terms and conditions to talk with Israel: Move the USA Embassy to Jerusalem and free Jonathan Pollard and we then will talk with you!

  12. Reasonable solutions? What are they?

  13. Eva Feld says:

    Releasing murderers encourages murder. Natenyahu or someone isn't listening to the population. What is behind all this giving what? More encouragement to murder?

  14. Maureen Cutler says:

    Israel is releasing terrorists in order to speak to terrorists!! How crazy is that? Abbas is the leader of the terrorists as was Arafat and as is Hamas!! nothing has changed, only Israel has lost all self respect and is loosing control over it's sovereignty

  15. Mr BN this is a bad move, each time this happens the whole crisis is prolonged. Cease Fire agreements have been broken, rock and molotov cocktail throwing. These terrorists will not remain inside their borders. The whole nation of Israel and many Judaic peoples outside of Israel feel the same way. Please show a last minute reversal of this agreement with Abbas Kerry and Obama.

  16. This is God’s land and God allow’s no one to give it away. Iran continues unwavering on it’s march in the development of nuclear weapons and Assad the dictator of Syria is still in power. Current intelligence seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb and Israel cannot afford to gamble with this. Assad of Syria has allegedly used chemical weapons against his own people and has targeted Tel-Aviv with his missiles. If this situation does not drastically change soon for the better, I believe the war in Isaiah Chapter 17 will likely take place. Damascus Syria would be destroyed. The worlds economy would likely collapse as a result and could usher in a one world government movement. I wrote a small 6 page book that outlines what I believe the Bible states will take place soon as well as the potential trends I see at this time. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

  17. I know in person Ofra Moses and her family. She was murdered by a terrorist. Years went by and I can feel the pain and sorrow this family went through. I hope the Rabbinical congress will be able to convince PM Netanyahu to stop the release of these murderer terrorist. We always return pieces of Israel and in return are showered with rockets. PA don't want piece they want Israel to be wiped out. This will never happen. Israel is the Jewish state given to us form Hakadosh Baruch huh.

  18. With the time the PA will wipe Israel, becouse of his politicians, Netanyahu and his leckayers will not resigne, they don't have genodes, becouse they are corrupt, bigmouth and liers, they promised, no terrorists release, 1 million apartments, stricking Iran's nuclear facylities, etc:, it is a shame and humiliating to all the jewish of the world it is like in the Nazi times.

  19. Hey, Charles: Here's an example, broadcast on Abu Mazen's official Palestinian Authority TV just a couple days ago, of how our peace partners intend to run things just as soon as the "reasonable solutions" you're promoting are implemented:
    http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=5490

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