If you passed up the opportunity to travel to Israel with AFSI this November, stay tuned for details about our
2018 Spring Chizuk Mission.
Come to Israel with AFSI and experience the trip of a lifetime!
– Visit Judea and Samaria – the Heartland of Israel.
– Discover the real Israel that is not portrayed in the media
and find out the truth!
Relatives of Israelis killed in terror attacks on the roads of Judea and Samaria have joined in a demonstration calling for money for bypass highways and security cameras. Funding for security is key to protecting and developing Israel’s communities. Read here.
Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation is to vote on the “Greater Jerusalem” bill at its next meeting on Sunday.
The bill calls for expanding the Jerusalem municipal boundaries to include Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Ze’ev, Beitar Illit and Efrat in the Gush Etzion bloc, home to over 130,000 Israelis. AFSI has been a strong supporter of Sovereignty for Judea and Samaria and gives its full support to the expansion. Read here
A report from Arutz Sheva yesterday states that after pressure from Yesha leadership, PM Netanyahu promises an 800 million shekel budget ($228 million) to develop the Judea and Samaria infrastructure, starting next year. We look forward to seeing the promises become a reality! Read the full article here.
As we near the one year mark in President Trump’s administration, the truth about illegal activity during the Obama administration, including that of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is finally emerging.
It appears that the Obama administration’s dealings with Russia regarding the sale and procurement of uranium stores in the United States were so serious, that they were criminal offenses deserving impeachment!
AFSI’s CEO Mark Langfan offers a detailed analysis of corruption at the highest levels of Obama’s administration. In his must-read article, he concludes:
In short, and in conclusion, the Obama national security team should lawyer-up because they are looking at massive criminal claims coming their way.
Finally, after months of protesting against the hiring of David Myers, the new CEO of the Center for Jewish History, because of his anti-Israel, historical revisionism of Jewish history, David N. Myers has broken his silence. He has given interviews to the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel. Ronn Torossian comments on Myers’ remarks in a scathing article. Read Ronn Torossian’s article here.
Netiv Ha’avot; where Jewish homes are slated
for destruction on order of the
Israeli Supreme Court
Yesterday, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that several homes in the Gush Etzion community of Netiv Ha’avot must be demolished, as parts of them extend onto “Palestinian” land.
As reported in Arutz Sheva:
The residents of Netiv Ha’avot reacted angrily to the court’s decision. “The Supreme Court once again chose to ignore the residents and is unwilling to examine the reality on the ground, despite the absurdity and the indignities [inflicted on the residents], and once again has decided to show that it has the upper hand and that justice was not its guiding principle. It is forcing us into an uncompromising struggle.”
The residents added: “The verdict is pure evil. The Supreme Court continues to make political [rulings] and to discriminate against the Jewish population, but when it comes to the Arabs, time after time the court rules in their favor. We stand stunned by the helplessness of the politicians and their inability to control our beloved country.” Supreme Court: Destroy Gush Etzion homes completely
We have seen this story repeat over and over. Most recently, residents of the destroyed Jewish community of Amona were promised new homes in the yet-to-be built community of Amichai, but are still waiting, living in temporary homes.
As is its practice, the upcoming AFSI mission will be visiting Israelis who have been expelled from their homes by the Israeli government, in addition to Jewish communities slated for destruction. These missions provide true Chizuk for these brave and proud citizens of Israel who live the truth, that Jews have the right to settle throughout the Land of Israel.
The time has come for Israel to assert sovereignty throughout Judea and Samaria – the cradle of Jewish civilization – and build, build, build.
Charlie Bernhaut, Richard Allen, Helen Freedman, Judy Freedman Kadish
Wednesday evening, Oct. 18, outside the Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street, NYC, Americans For a Safe Israel/AFSI and JCC Watch.org, led a protest against David Myers, the new President and CEO of the CJH.
Over 200 people assembled in front of the stage set up on W. 16th Street to hear speeches from AFSI’s Co-Executive Directors, Helen Freedman and Judy Freedman Kadish, JCCWatch.org President Richard Allen, ZOA’s Liz Berney, AFSI’s Charlie Bernhaut, Concerned Citizen Stewart Cahn, Yom HaShoah Committee Chair Lynn Bursky-Tammam, along with rocking music by the trio of brothers, Pey Dalid.
The overall message was the following:
We, the people, the grassroots, are here to speak up for TRUTH. Enough of the lies and falsehoods. Enough of the revisionist history. The time is NOW, as we stand before the Center of Jewish History – the home of five esteemed institutions – that has allowed itself to be trapped in a quagmire. With David Myers as CEO and President of the Center, it becomes the Center of Revised Jewish History, with the Jewish story, the Jewish entitlement – biblical, historic, and legal, lost in the fictions and distortions that he brings with him.
Myers has preached the “inevitable demise of Israel”. How dare he deny our 4000-year-old history, and Hashem’s promise to us that we are his chosen people, to whom he gave the Torah and the Land of Israel? How dare Myers speak about removing Israel as central to Jewish identity?
There is no other people that has always made Jerusalem its central core. In the midst of the joy of the Jewish wedding, the glass is shattered, reminding us of our connection to Yerushalayim.
Has David Myers been to the “settlements” in Judea and Samaria? Has he ever been on a trip such as an AFSI Chizuk mission, where we climb the hills of Itamar, Yitzhar, Kedumim, Elon Moreh, Shilo, Eli, and on and on? Has he met the people and seen their homes, schools, work places? If he has, then he knows there is no “occupation” and these are the biblical holy places, and NOT the West Bank. If not, then he must visit them before he condemns them.
How dare Myers excuse the evil terrorism of the Arabs which has been going on since the early 1900’s and continues on a daily basis today. He says that it is “frustration” driven. What drivel is that? What humanity is that? Do we excuse mass murderers because they are “frustrated?”
How dare Myers rewrite Jewish history so that the Balfour Declaration of 1917 is questioned, the Israel victories of 1948 and 1967 are declared disasters, and a case of Israel “conquering” its own land, rather than re-claiming it?
The time is NOW!!
We have to change the trajectory – anti-Israel propaganda against Israel cannot be tolerated – especially in an institution named THE CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY.
What history will David Meyers be teaching those who walk through those doors? What lies and defamations will he be promoting, disguised as historical facts? Will it be the propaganda of J Street, the New Israel Fund, BDS, IfNotNow, Open Hillel, and the Academic Advisory Council of Scholars for Israel and Palestine? This is intolerable.
We denounce the evil of such teachings and plead with the Center of Jewish History to purge itself of this infection in its midst – FIRE MYERS – FIRE MYERS – FIRE MYERS!!
Irwin Hochberg was a pillar of the Jewish community, as well as an AFSI supporter. As a leader of countless Israel and Zionist causes, his impact extended far and wide. His passing is a great loss for the Jewish people and the State of Israel. We extend our sincere condolences to the entire Hochberg family and pray that they will be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
URGENT – CONTACT THE CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS AND ASK: WHY AREN’T THEY PROTESTING AGAINST DAVID MYERS?
AFSI applauds UN Ambassador Niki Haley and President Donald Trump on their courageous decision to remove the U.S. from UNESCO, the organization that betrays its mandate by focusing on anti-Israel determinations.
We also applaud President Trump for modifying certification of the Iran “deal” which Iran has never signed. It’s been a tragic farce from the beginning. Iran has to shape up or be shipped out.
AFSI sends condolences to those who have been suffering through the terrible California fires. Spain and Portugal are experiencing similar devastation and are questioning whether this is a new form of terrorism.
Watch for more on all these topics later in the week.