Sunday, October 22, 2023

Lub. Rebbe on Security in Israel

  “I protested many years ago!  The government eats stinking fish, is lashed and now speaks of regret (when the mics are off and the media are out) for having signed these agreements.  Signing away valuable landholdings on the borders – cities standing guard there for a piece of paper?! Since G-d’s word is eternal, their signature means nothing!  Why absorb contempt and whippings just so that the Gentile world will smile at you?!  When in fact, their demands only grow?!” – The Lubavitcher Rebbe, 13 Tishrei 5741/1980. 

“They are grasping at floating straws! The surrender of even one inch of land (and security, Law and Order) involves danger to life and the prohibition of “not granting them favors”… Who knows how long the person upon whom peace depends will live?  This same mistake has been repeating itself since the Six Day War – and even before that in the Suez Canal.” – The Lubavitcher Rebbe , 18 Elul 5738/1978

“Indeed, I do admit that a large Arab population dwelling in the State can create a problem, but what is the better alternative? Is it better that an area be an independent Palestinian State or a Jordanian State in which there are one and a half million Arabs within firing distance, creating war against every Jewish town and village in the Land? Is it not preferable that those very same millions of Arabs be subject to the laws of the State of Israel, within her borders, even with all the problems to which this gives rise?” – The Lubavitcher Rebbe in an interview with Shmuel Katz, 1978

“If G-d Forbid, this does lead to war, we will be victorious because we are marching with the power of G-d. It is forbidden to relinquish any part of the Land of Israel; today, every city, town and village is likened to a border, safeguarding and protecting lives. When this (thinking) becomes accepted policy, ‘fear and trepidation’ will fall upon our enemies and war will not be necessary. There were times when Israel stood with all its power and took SWIFT action and war was actually prevented.  For when he sees that you rose at dawn with a show of force and are ready to strike first, he will give up – saving not only Jewish lives but even those of the enemy!” – The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Purim 1978

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