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Feilgin on the Jewish National Law

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin spoke about Israeli democracy and the upcoming Jewish National La, in a discussion between himself and a Professor Mordechai Kremnister from the left-leaning “Israel Democracy Institute”, with an introduction by reporter Zev Kam discussing the upcoming Jewish National Law (in whatever form it will take).

The entire discussion is fascinating (but in Hebrew).

Here are some translated excerpts from Feiglin’s statements, as well as from some comments that Feiglin wrote down after the video was posted.

I don’t think Israel is democratic enough. If it was, I don’t think Israel would have been able to send the army to expel 10,000 people from their homes in Gush Katif, to name one example. An act that Professor Kremnister supported and encouraged.

If Israel was more democratic, we wouldn’t see a law like the “Yisrael HaYom Law” where the parliament nullified a newspaper, and the Israel Democracy Center didn’t say a word against it.

Their goal here is not democracy. It is to transform Israel into a “state of all its citizens” instead of a Jewish state.

The word ‘democracy’, does not appear in the [Israel] Declaration of Independence. The reason is that democracy is not an end, democracy is a system.

“Democracy is a very poor method” – Churchill once explained – “But I do not know do any better.” I do not know a good method for implementing liberty.

So I’m a democrat – more than all those fighting against the National Law.

All the dreamers and pioneers, immigrants and warriors, builders and planters – who returned to our holy land after 2,000 years of exile, did not do so in order to establish a democratic country. If that was the goal they could have gone to America and Australia. Most of them actually did so.

Those who came here wanted a Jewish state. The vast majority Jewish state seeks to implement the democratic system, but to place on the same level – the identity [of the country] with the system [of government] with which to implement it – is left-wing demagoguery, which comes to confuse the public and take away the Jewish state.

The National Law is not in any way detrimental to democracy, on the contrary, it preserves the values of the majority and doesn’t allow a small minority to act against its will.

The National Law blocks this frantic quest to obliterate the Jewish identity of the state.

That, and only for that – is what is igniting the opponents of National Law.

Arabs Stalking MK Moshe Feiglin on Temple Mount

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

In the days before an Islamic Jihad terrorist attempted to kill Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick, the rabbi’s name was a local household word, and his photo was everywhere. (He remains in grave condition, although his health is gradually improving.)

Likud Knesset member Moshe Feiglin, who heads the ‘Manhigut Yehudi‘ (Jewish Leadership) faction of the party, is also a very familiar face around town, having long been active as an advocate for Jews to freely enter and pray on the Temple Mount.

Feiglin visited the holy site this morning (Sunday, Nov. 2), the first time in nearly a week that the Temple Mount was open to Jews.

It was discovered over the weekend that the MK is also now being stalked by Arabs with cameras.

Arabs photograph and distribute pictures of Moshe Feiglin on the Temple Mount, Nov. 2, 2014.

Arabs photograph and distribute pictures of Moshe Feiglin on the Temple Mount, Nov. 2, 2014.

Photos of Feiglin snapped by various Arabs have reached the Tazpit news agency after having emerged on Arab web and social media sites.

Arabs were seen today (Sunday, Nov. 2) photographing and distributing pictures of MK Moshe Feiglin on the Temple Mount.

In both YouTube video clips seen here, one can clearly see that the MK now has a close security detail escorting him, at least while he is on the Temple Mount.

Outraged Israelis and other supporters from abroad, including other Muslims, are still asking how an assassin was able to get so close to Glick — a known Jerusalem personality advocating for co-existence on the Temple Mount, a controversial cause — in the first place. Feiglin has been assigned a security detail following last week’s assassination attempt on Glick. He and several other MKs, including one cabinet minister, all attended the conference at the Begin Center where Glick was a guest speaker.

Feiglin himself spoke with Glick after the program and left the venue just 20 minutes before the attack. The shooter – an 11-year veteran of the Israeli prison system who worked at the Center’s restaurant – was apparently waiting nearby and simply watching for the right moment during Feiglin’s conversation with Glick.

On Friday, police arrested a second man they suspect may have been involved in the assassination attempt on Yehudah Glick on Wednesday at the Begin Center, according to Israel’s Channel 2 TV news. The second suspect who was arrested worked at the Begin Center’s “Terasa” restaurant with the shooter, Ibrahim Mut’az Hijazi.

On the day the assassin fired at Glick, it wasn’t Feiglin that he wanted: it was the Temple Mount activist rabbi.

Glick’s killer is dead, having made the mistake of opening fire at the Israel Police counter terror Yamam forces who tracked him down and came to arrest him late that night.

Nevertheless, now Feiglin is being followed and his photo is being snapped for positive identification – perhaps to help another assassin?

MK Moshe Feiglin to Receive Permanent Security Detail

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, MK Moshe Feiglin, will be receiving a permanent security detail as of today.

Moshe Feiglin was standing next to Yehudah Glick, when the terrorist shot Glick 4 times on Wednesday night, at the Begin Center.

One can presume that the terrorist didn’t recognize Feiglin, otherwise the outcome would have been different.

Police Arrest Temple Mount Waqf Guard and Jewish Man

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

On Tuesday morning, Israeli police arrested a Waqf guard on the Temple Mount for allegedly attacking and threatening a policeman, according o a YNet report.

Also on the Temple Mount, a Jewish man was arrested for the crime of praying on the Temple Mount.

In this video, Moshe Feiglin talks about the Arab riots on the Temple Mount yesterday:

Police Lock Arabs in Al Aqsa and Clear Way for Feiglin on Temple Mount [video]

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Police foiled a plot by Arab rioters to riot on the Temple Mount Monday morning and locked them inside the Al Aqsa mosque while clearing the way for Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin to ascend the holy site.

Photos from inside the Al Aqsa mosque provide ugly evidence of intentions by masked Arabs to attack police and Jews with firebombs and rocks as MK Feiglin and dozens of other Jews were to visit on Monday, the fifth day of the Sukkot holiday.

Jews had been prohibited from ascending the Temple Mount since the beginning of the holiday because of expected violence, but advance information that Arabs were stockpiling weapons inside the mosque Sunday night prompted police to surprise them and lock them inside shortly after dawn.

Police stand amid pile of rocks after shutting doors to Al Aqsa mosque.

Police stand amid pile of rocks after shutting doors to Al Aqsa mosque.

Locking rioters inside the Al Aqsa mosque has become almost a daily routine the past several days, but this time Arabs prepared themselves by beginning to place huge and heavy objects outside the doors to prevent police from forcing them inside. However, police showed up around 6:20 a.m. before the rioters could carry out their plan.

Entrance of Muslims to the Temple Mount for morning prayers was limited to men over the age of 50. Afterwards, police closed the gates of the mosque and locked the Arabs inside before they could riot.

Police then allowed Jews to ascend the holy site for the first time during the Sukkot holiday. Occasional sounds of firecrackers or firebombs were heard coming from inside the mosque and can be heard in the video below.

Feiglin said that the barring of Jews from the Temple Mount the past several days has strengthened the hands of Arab extremists, whom he identified as supporters of Hamas and ISIS.

The Pita That Revived Terror

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

First Published on Sept. 25, 2012

“And all the nations will see that the Name of God is called upon you, and they will fear you” (Deuteronomy 28:10).

During the First Lebanon War, the IDF forced the PLO terrorists all the way to the Beirut port and then to Tunisia. The PLO, which had lost its stronghold in Lebanon, was shattered. Salach Taamri, the most senior and admired terrorist captured by the IDF, was imprisoned in the Ansar detention camp. He was a broken man.

Later, Taamri was interviewed by journalist Aharon Barnea for the book he would write about him, To be Captive. In Barnea’s book, Taamri describes the situation of the terror organization prior to Pesach, 28 years ago. “I concluded,” said Taamri, “that we had no chance to overpower Israel’s financial and military prowess, and that we should make do with the crumbs that they would throw us and fold up all our flags.”

Taamri, an intellectual and patriot, willingly cooperated with his captors. The other prisoners understood from their admired commander that the end had come and that the war was lost. And then, Taamri continued, a surprising event took place that turned everything upside down.

“My hands were holding the cold bars and I was looking from inside my dark jail cell toward the hall where an Israeli guard was walking. I saw him from far. He was walking slowly, holding something in his hand that he would constantly bring close to his mouth. He would bring it close and then distance it. When he was close to my cell, I called to him. I saw that he was eating a pita. He would bite, chew, bite and chew.

“You are a Jew,” I said to him. “Why are you eating chametz on Pesach? Don’t you know that it is forbidden for a Jew to eat chametz on this holiday?”

“I am not committed to the things that happened to my people during the exodus from Egypt 2,000 years ago. I have no connection to it,” said the Jewish prison guard.

Taamri continued: “I sat on the mattress in my cell and said to myself, ‘A nation of people who do not have a connection with their past; who are willing to publicly desecrate the laws of their faith, is a nation that has cut off the roots from its land. We will be able to achieve our goals.’ On that night, my approach completely changed. I couldn’t fall asleep. In all those hours of darkness, I replayed that scene with the Jewish prison guard.

“The next morning I gathered the Palestinian leadership in the prison, all those who knew my opinion over the years. I told them about my experience and the conclusions that I reached. I clarified to everyone that from that morning, we were embarking on a new course: a war for everything. Not for a small percentage and not for crumbs that they would throw us. For opposing us was a nation that lacked the connection to its roots, a nation not interested in its past. Thus, its motivation was necessarily void of any will to struggle and fight.”

Since then, Taamri says that he has told his story to tens of thousands of people and has convinced all of them that the approach must be changed to this: the Palestinians must struggle without compromise.

Taamri was elected to the Palestinian parliament and indeed convinced his friends, breathing new spirit into the war against Israel. The damage done by that pita eaten by the Israeli soldier on Pesach cannot be exaggerated.

What to Pray for this Rosh HaShanah

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

We all have our lists of what to pray for. Everyone will be focused this Rosh Hashanah on their personal needs which undoubtedly include health, reliable income, family, marriage partners, fertility and much more. The last thing you need is someone suggesting things to add to that list… it is long enough! My job, however, is to get you to write an additional – brand new – list which requires a fresh way of thinking. Allow me to explain.

I have written time and again, that Jews are not simply a bunch of individuals. Yes, we are all different but that is not unique to Jews, it applies to all of humanity. Each person is unique in his/her special way. The part I want to focus on is that – unlike every other religion in the world – we are also a NATION! Rabbi Meir Kahane ztz”l coined a term that Jews are a “Religio-Nation” – some of what we do is based in religion and follows specific guidelines in Jewish law and observance while other parts of what we do is based on Jewish Nationhood – also following Jewish law but on the national level, not the individual level.

This was virtually forgotten over the 2,000 year exile since who thought of being a nation when we were living in the ghettos of Poland, Russia, Morocco and Yemen? Baruch Hashem, those days are over! The ghetto walls have crumbled and the Jewish people have returned home. After 2,000 years, our people have an army and a government! We are no longer under the rule of the Czar and the tax money we collect does not go to some Emperor in Rome! The tax system is ours, the health system is ours, the education system is ours and even the road building system is ours! Yes, there are many problems with the current system – and I am working hard at changing that – but let’s not get stuck on the details. I am referring to the new direction we are heading… and it’s a great one! A Jewish State led by leaders who are proud, strong and connected to our Father in Heaven. Now THAT’S something to pray for!!

Here now is the top 5 on my list – the “Jewish National List” – to pray for on Rosh Hashanah:

1) My first prayer on this list is for all Jews to see, understand and identify with our national side. Sadly, FAR TOO MANY of my fellow Jews, many who are very strict in keeping every religious detail, have no concept of our national side. To them, Judaism is just observing rituals and while this is a very important part of who we are and what we do, it is just that… a PART of what we do and not ALL of what we do. I pray that my fellow Jews open their eyes and connect themselves to the national side of being a Jew.

2) I pray for the re-establishment of the Sanhedrin. In the last few years some very big Rabbis have tried to re-establish it but, sadly, it has not been accepted by the masses. Our people need to realize that this is the first step in bringing Moshiach! That’s right. Ever wonder why we say that Moshiach will be coming together with Eliyahu Hanavi (Elijah)? There’s a simple reason for that. Moshiach will be our King and the only one capable of anointing a King is a Navi. Therefore, the Moshiach needs Eliyahu Hanavi to anoint him as the Moshiach. The problem, however, is: who will establish Eliyahu as the prophet? Do you think a guy will just appear on the scene one day and say he is Eliyahu? Maybe, since a similar thing happened in Egypt when – out of nowhere – Moses appeared to save the day. Yes, that could very well happen in our modern age but that would be a miracle and while we believe in miracles, we don’t rely on them. The way I live my life is to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. Therefore, we need to be ready for Eliyahu to come and when he does, he will need to prove himself and be established as the prophet. Guess who is the only group that can do that? The Sanhedrin! Therefore; we establish a Sanhedrin, they declare that Eliyahu is the prophet and then HE anoints the Moshiach as king! NOW you see why we need to pray for a Sanhedrin??

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