The Israeli Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration has notified Jewish residents Judea and Samaria of its plans to demolish a vineyard, Arugot Farm (an on the week of Tu b’Shevat). This vineyard was planted five years ago in memory of Ezra Schwartz, victim of Arab terror. Ezra, a dedicated American Jewish yeshiva student, was murdered in Gush Etzion on his way to deliver food to soldiers and do other volunteer work in the area.
Breaking Update today from Arugot Farm: Protest tomorrow is postponed.
Message from Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz
They have delayed the uprooting of the Arugot Farm vineyards! The demonstration is called off. For now.
Delayed. Not canceled.
The outpouring of support has been overwhelming.
Grassroots pressure works! I don’t think they were expecting such a barrage of media, activism, and solidarity.
The battle is not yet over! They can decide on a whim to surprise us and implement these dark and immoral plans.
This is not a struggle over our vineyards.
This is a struggle over the right of the nation of Israel to live in the Land of Israel!
This is a struggle over the right of Jews to live in Judea.
This is a struggle of the rights of an ancient nation to live in our indigenous homeland.
What starts with Judea ends with Jerusalem.
Please, my friends, be on call. The time may come soon where they come back to uproot and destroy and we need you by our side.
Can anyone make sense of this? AFSI visited Arugot Farms and spent time in this beautiful, peaceful place on our last Chizuk Mission in October. What possible reason could there be to uproot any part of it? Yesterday’s news illustrates Prime Minister Bennett was once again ready to betray the Israeli people as he continues to advance Arab terrorism. We await what we pray will be a favorable outcome on the latest news on Arugot Farms.