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"For Zion's sake I shall not hold my peace, And for Jerusalem's sake I shall not rest."

Simple Rules for Creating a Giant Wave of Aliya to Israel 

By Bernard J. Shapiro, Editor and Chairman
Freeman Center For Strategic Studies
(Revised from original editorial of August 2004) 

1. Crush terrorism and pre-empt all existential threats to the State of Israel. Why move to a country unable to protect its Jewish population?

2. Annex all state lands within the borders of Israel (post 1967). Annex all property stolen from the Jewish People during the last 2000 years, including Church and Waqf property (exceptions, of course for Holy Places. The term Holy Places does not include fraudulent claims of Muslims to Jewish or Christian Holy Places.). Remove all illegal Arab buildings and farms.

3. Require all voting citizens of Israel to do military or community service for 3 years (including Arabs). The right to vote and be a citizen will depend such service + a loyalty oath to the Jewish State.

4. Re-affirm that Israel is a Jewish State and NOT a democratic (one man one vote) state of all its citizens. The loyal citizens of Israel whether Jewish, Christian, Bedouin, Druze, or Arab will have equal rights.

5. Adopt Prof. Paul Eidelberg's constitution with constituency elections.

6. Open up Judea & Samaria for massive building, thus creating giant suburbs close to the heavily populated Israeli coastline. A system of toll roads, and light rail will connect these suburbs to the coast from Ashdod to Nahariya. This will solve the over population along Israel's coast and create a better quality of living for all Israelis.

7. Anyone in Israel who raises up a rock to crush Jewish skulls, or a knife, gun or bomb to kill Jews should be expelled from Eretz Yisrael. Those not loyal to the State of Israel as a Jewish State and wish to replace it with an Arab/Muslim country, should lose all citizenship rights and be encouraged to leave. If they incite hatred and anti-Jewish feelings, they should be expelled.

A final thought: It took Jews 2000 years to regain Eretz Yisrael. We should most emphatically not allow the world, who wished us dead to influence our decisions on how we should LIVE. 

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‘You All Come from Israel,’ Netanyahu Tells Olim

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Arutz Sheva
14 August, 2012

Netanyahu welcomes 350 new immigrants from the US and Canada, telling them, “The truth is you all come from one place – Israel.”

Nefesh B'Nefesh arrivals

Nefesh B'Nefesh arrivals / Yoni Kempinski 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed 350 new immigrants from the United States and Canada Tuesday morning telling them, “The truth is you all come from one place – Israel.”
Flanked by two bodyguards, the Prime Minister said in English, “I was given a list of the places you come from – California, New Jersey, Ohio – from two dozen states across America and Alberta and Quebec [in Canada]. The truth is you all come from …Israel, the land we all come from. This is the land where our ancestors lived, and this is the place where our identity is. This is the country where the Jewish people are building the Jewish future.”
Among the 350 olim, there are 127, including twins, who are joining the IDF in the special program for immigrants.
Prime Minister Netanyahu saluted the new soldiers for taking it upon themselves to help defend the country. “You have a privilege not afforded to previous generations of Jews," he said. “For 2,000 years, the Jewish people could not defend themselves.”
He also pointed out that despite the re-establishment of Israel as a Jewish state, anti-Semitism is on the rise. “The founders of modern Zionism did not think that anti-Semitism would disappear,” he said. "They thought we could defend ourselves against anti-Semitism. As the Jewish state progresses and rises, so does anti-Semitism.”
He invited all of the new immigrant soldiers to the stage at the reception hall in Ben Gurion airport, where he met every one of them.
Preceding the speech by Prime Minister Netanyahu was Immigration Minister Sofa Landver, who spoke in Hebrew in a thick Russian accent to the English-speakers, some of whom are fluent in Hebrew and some of whom are just beginning to learn the language.
Tony Gelbart and Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, co-founders of Nefesh B’Nefesh, which reinvigorated the aliyah movement in 2001 and has brought thousands of North Americans and Britons to Israel to live, also welcomed the newcomers.
Jewish Agency chairman and former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky told the new olim, "Open your Bibles. They are your tourist guide."