Here we are, once again, in the shadow of mounting media and public concern related to the approaching implementation of the Deal of the Century sovereignty plan.
It seems that the leaders of the national camp are becoming increasingly aware of the warning and alerts that we raised with the first publication of the Trump plan and our movement is grateful for the involvement of many public figures, movements and organizations in the task of hasbara to the public and the media against linking sovereignty to the outlines of the Trump plan, which could lead us all to the disaster of a Palestinian state in the heart of our Land.
We seek to encourage the council heads and leaders of the settlement movement who launched a process of clarification and hasbara to the prime minister, the ministers and members of Knesset, to point out the dangers entailed in the map of the Trump plan, which cuts off key Jewish communities from traffic arteries and infrastructure, creates Jewish enclaves surrounded by the Arab enemy and constitutes a territorial infrastructure for the establishment of a Palestinian state, Heaven forbid. May you be strengthened. This is your public mission for this time.
Warnings on the billboards
Currently, our movement is setting out on a billboard campaign. In various areas throughout the Land cautionary signs were hung by the movement’s members. In various points in Jerusalem signs were hung with the warning, “Jerusalem will be divided”; on the fences of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria there are signs with the phrase “Palestine is beyond the fence” and another group of signs were hung on traffic arteries in the area of Nitzana, in the Negev, with the phrase “This area will become part of Palestine”.
The signs all carry the hashtag “Trump plan” and express the key dangers of the plan beyond the essential danger of establishing an alien state in the heart of our homeland, Heaven forbid. The signs that were hung on the fences of the Jewish communities express the danger that many communities will become Israeli enclaves in the heart of a hostile, terror-mongering Arab state. The signs warning of dividing Jerusalem declare that the Trump plan includes dividing the city and establishing a Palestinian capital in its eastern part. This is apart from transferring territories in the Negev that will also be part of the Palestinian state that the American president intends to establish with Israel’s consent.
We make note and caution that transfer of part of the Negev is almost not spoken of, but it could very well be that this is precisely what will lead the Arab Palestinians to an agreement in the future, since it is “compensation”- land in exchange for land - and actually, it would allow for the establishment of a Palestinian state of a similar territorial size to one hundred percent of the territories of Judea and Samaria. If anyone on the Right is depending on Arab rejection to block the establishment of a Palestinian state, it is precisely those territories in the Negev that might push them to agree to the process.
Israel must apply her sovereignty over the entire Land without any regard of the Trump plan, which includes existential dangers for the future of Israel and severely harms the Zionist vision and the Land of Israeli’s historic connection to the People of Israel.
To me, Sovereignty is…
And this time, our guest for this column is Member of Knesset Gen. (res.) Uzi Dayan:
“To me, sovereignty is the life blood of the nation and a necessary condition for Israel to exist as the state of the Jewish People forever”.
There will be many more like Elon Moreh
We are now commemorating the 46th anniversary of the primary battles of the ascent to Elon Moreh in Samaria.
No fewer than eight times, the kernel of settling pioneers ascended to the plot accompanied by supporters and public figures, involving legal battles in the High Court, persuasion campaigns to convince members of Knesset and ministers, the opposition and members of coalition with increasing resonance and media coverage of the budding new seed of settlement.
The Elon Moreh kernel was the source of other settlement kernels - the establishment of Gush Emunim movement and from that to the establishment of dozens of communities that became a permanent stake in the ground of the Land of Israel. The settlement activity that was carried out in the face of opposition and resistance from home as well as abroad, became a national consensus.
We view the revolution that began 46 years ago as a model and example of the ability to bring to pass that which seems unbelievable, with faith and confidence that this is the right and true direction, as the People of Israel returns to its birthplace.
Read the interview (on the Ribonut Internet Site) with Rav Menahem Felix on the tense moments of negotiations involved in establishing Elon Moreh
Visiting with Sarah
As part of a media hasbara campaign that is happening with our movement, as well as with the growing number of sovereignty supporters, we were guests of the Channel 20 Studio for an interview with Sarah Beck.
To watch the interview (Hebrew)
Sovereignty is Cool
Here is a film produced and edited by members of Sovereignty Youth, yet another element of hasbara voluntarism by our wonderful youth for the mission of the generation, the mission of sovereignty (Hebrew):
We take this opportunity to update you that the Sovereignty Youth is preparing for a national hasbara campaign that will be centered around the time that the prime minister intends to execute the first step of sovereignty. The youth is prepared with a number of refreshing hasbara materials. Watch for surprises.
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
The Sovereignty Movement