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Hachrazah 5770 Kislev 5

Members of the ruling powers in the Palestinian authority have announced that they are considering declaring an independent, sovereign Palestinian State in an area that includes Judea and Samaria. In response the current Israeli administration has replied that it would consider annexing small portions of Judea and Samaria. The Special Court for Matters Concerning the Nation and the State declares that not "small portions", but the entire Judea and Samaria is already under the sovereignty of the Jewish Nation as clearly defined in the Torah. Torah law and principles are the source of sovereignty and authority for the Jewish people, and any government which claims to represent the Jewish people must work within those principles, as explained below.

Informal translation from Hebrew of the 5 Kislev, 5770 (22 November 2009) statement:

Special Court for Matters Concerning the Nation and the State
Secretary: Rabbi Amnon Hever Tel: 054-9400909

5 Kislev, 5770

Declaration of the Jewish Nation's sovereignty over Judea and Samaria
Application of the principles of Torah

We hereby declare in this, in front of all the nations, the sovereignty of the Jewish Nation, and mainly of the Jewish residents actively living in the regions of Judea and Samaria, more than 120 communities amounting to more than 350,000 Jews, as sovereign regions of the Jewish State, and this is apart from the Jewish residents in Jerusalem neighborhoods and in the Golan, counting for about 250,000 additional Jews, may they increase. Sixty myriads of Jews, like the number of Jews in the Land of Israel at the time of the Declaration of the State of Israel in 5708 (1948), may it prosper and flourish.

The sovereignty declared here is reserved for the State of Israel, until it is established as the state of the Nation of G-d according to the Torah of G-d, within the regions of the Land of Israel’s biblical borders.

The Torah is the foundation of the constitution of the nation of Israel as it was given at Sinai, which existed since before creation; it is the testimony of G-d’s will, His actions, and His laws.

Therefore, the applicable and obligatory law in Judea and Samaria since earliest times and eternally, like in all of the Land of Israel is the law of Torah, even if foreign entities, or Jewish entities which do not recognize this law, and act according to foreign laws recognize this.

Application of the law does not require the agreement of any political or governmental authority.

The existing laws of the State of Israel in Judea and Samaria and in the Golan may remain in force as long as they do not contradict the laws of Torah.

In order to implement the laws of Torah in action, we call to all of the communities of Judea and Samaria and the Golan to set up Courts acting in accordance with Torah law. Each Court will comprise not less than three people, who keep Torah and fear G-d, despite profiteering, of public renown, and also are representatives of the public, having been elected in elections held for this purpose. Recommendations on the matter of management of the election process for the courts will appear in an appendix.

The government of Israel threatens that if the Arabs and the United Nations were to declare or recognize a Palestinian State, that the State of Israel may take actions steps towards annexing settlement blocks.

Such a declaration is an admission, in a roundabout manner, that Israel has the eternal residual right to impose and to implement its sovereignty in all of the Land of Israel, and it is only due to slavery to the process called the “peace process”, and the misunderstanding of the State of Israel as being part of the family of nations, that Israel does not implement what is known to all, even in the core writings of Islam and Christianity, that the Land of Israel is the inheritance of the Nation of G-d, the Nation of Israel.

The cowardly policies of Israeli governments, at least since 5727 (1967), brought upon the Jewish Nation, and upon its sovereignty in the Land of Israel, the disaster, which continues to become more explicit after the Goldstone Report, whose essence is the founding of a foreign Arab state in regions of the Land of Israel which will be recognized by the nations of the world, organized in the United Nation. The Israeli governments, in their denial of the sovereign rights of the Jewish Nation on the Land of Israel, in opposition to the set covenants in the Torah between G-d and the forefathers of the nation, and the words of the prophets, and including international law decisions in the years 1920 and 1922, cause, as stated, disaster for the nation, in whose and for whose sake they pretend to speak.

Israeli governments have denied, due to political pressures, the sovereignty of the Nation of Israel on strips of land in the heart of its homeland, including Jerusalem, in that they did not actualize the Basic Law of Jerusalem. They preferred to refer to them as "occupied territories". This denial was made worse by the High Court, in their infamous decision that these strips of land are occupied territories are in a perpetual state of war until their evacuation. This perversion was used as justification for ethnic cleansing of the Gaza Strip by means of the expulsion and banishment of its Jewish residents, and destroying their means of livelihood. This despicable act is meant to be used as a president to permit the expulsion and banishment of Jews, and their ethnic cleansing from regions of their land, the Holy Land. These regions of land were liberated, with the help of the Creator, in war, which the Arabs initiated in the year 5727 (1967), and also in the defensive War of Independence in 5708 (1948).

This behavior presents the Jewish Nation as burglars, and its land, state, and government as war criminals. The High Court, the Attorney General, and the haters of Israel within, aroused the recognition and courage of, what is known as the Palestinian entity, to declare statehood. Therefore the High Court, the Attorney General, and all those associated with them carry the consequences for the results and damages in life and property and removing Israel from its land, and will give accounting if and when the hand of Israel will become strengthened, with the grace of G-d.

We declare that any foreign political entity, in the regions of the Land of Israel, which is not Jewish is an illegal and temporary entity, and is destined to be uprooted.

Activities of the Israel Defense Forces against Jewish communities, their uprooting, and the exile of Jews from them, in part or whole; these actions are expressly illegal. It is easy to show that in the circumstances which have been created, according to which swaths of the Land, including the “settlement” of Gilo, are under dispute and threat of Arab and international capture.

Therefore, whomever acts towards the destruction of Jewish communities acts for the sake of foreign interests, and undermines the existence of the nation of Israel in its land, and acts against the laws of Torah, and will in the future be punished for this by the hands of Heaven. Destruction of Jewish communities is the actualization of the call of the American government not to build in the neighborhood of Gilo. The destiny for the settlement Negohot is like that of the neighborhood of Gilo, and the destiny of the neighborhood of Rechavia and every other place in Jerusalem. Every person who is employed in the evacuation and exile and destruction is excommunicated by Heaven and excommunicated by man, and will not be designated in the community.

About this, David, King of Israel said:

Psalms 119:158 – I saw traitors, and I quarreled, for they did not observe Your word.

We are convinced that the heads of yeshivas will not be frightened from threats, and will find ways to sustain their institutions and to strengthen the trust of the yeshiva students in their chosen path, the way of Torah.

We pray that the eyes of the government, like the eyes of all people, will open up to see the difficult situation in which the nation of Israel and its state is in, and therefore it will cease any process of evacuation and plans of expulsion, and instead of this will work to spread out the flocks on the mountains of Israel, and worry for all that it is lacking.

The Jewish Nation, under its present regime, sits on the fence. It cannot, in its current state, receive any legitimacy from the nations of the world, but only earn their disdain, for it doesn’t act according to divine laws, promises and covenants, which cause, G-d forbid, the punishments and curses written in the Torah.

The Iran affair is the result of the removal of the divine image from the shepherds of Israel for many years, who withheld the Nation of Israel from recognition, study, and education that the name of G-d is called upon it, and therefore the nations of the world fear it.

As long Nation of Israel does not act according to its ways, from amidst a divine spiritual identity, in holiness and purity, expressing the national spirit, the State of Israel will not be able to overcome its enemies, and G-d forbid, the curses will be fulfilled.

Deuteronomy 28 (43) The stranger in your midst will rise up high and higher, and you will go down lower and lower… (47) Because you have not served Hashem your G-d in happiness and goodness of heart from abundance… (52) And he will trouble you in all of your gates until your fortified high walls, that you trust, come down in all your land, and he will trouble you in all the gates in all the land that Hashem your G-d gave you.

We call to all Jews and all people, and all the nations and countries of the world to repent, to avoid theft, bloodshed, and sexual sins, and to accept the yoke of Torah and commandments, every nation according to what is proper for him, and to help the Nation of Israel to cherish the dust of its land, and to erect its Temple on the Temple Mount and to call together to the G-d of Israel, G-d of the world, and to announce the abandonment of perverted ideas to establish a foreign state in the Land of Israel.

Rabbi Prof. Hillel Weiss – Spokesman
Rabbi Dov Stein - Secretary

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