Mr. Hendel wrote: "Disobedience is a slippery slope. It is difficult to tell where the line is drawn..."
I think what many fear, if we are honest, is a repeat of the August 2005, forcible uprooting of whole Jewish communities from Gush Katif, Gaza and from some communities in northern Samaria.
The outposts (some, not all) are largely symbolic but to land of Israel Zionists, this is Jewish land, every square inch of it. Why are we forbidden to settle in our land?
Early American officials "tidied up" land that was occupied by white squatters and settlers before it was surveyed. How much more Jewish land?
Will Mr. Hendel draw the line at anything approaching the August 2005 "disengagement," or is that something that is acceptable under certain conditions in a future settlement?
2. The real fools are guys like you Yoaz
who have no problem giving Israel away to Arabs. Thousans of rockets have hit Israel because of the foolishness of guys like you.
If not for these courageous Jews settling the land the Arabs would have long taken over all of Israel. They are to be commended while you are the real fool.
More useful would be working for Hatzollah building bomb shelters and developing the Negev and Galil and working in Military Science and OrganicAgriculturalHarvesting .
6. Yoaz, jealous, loser.
The giborai israel the backbone of the
state and the IDF.
They have changed the reality of a
better, stronger more zionistic Israel.
michael Pielet ,
7. Settlers LOVE Israel, leftists want to give it to enemies.
Bunnie Meyer ,
Los Angeles, CA USA
8. When leftists star whining...
When leftists star whining it means it is working!! Keep the good work up boys!!
NY - US
9. # 2
10. Drop in the ocean
You say these guys will change nothing… like a drop in the ocean.
I say the ocean is made of such drops.
Civil disobedience is a duty in cases of oppressive governments. Suppressing ideas can work for a short time, but in the long run it leads to revolutions. And all of them start with a fool on the hill
11. #2 dovy
Although I understand your sentiment, thousands of rockets did not hit Israel “because of the foolishness of guys like [Hendel]”. They hit Israel because of arab hatred and intransigence, and it makes no difference in that regard whether there are, or are not, Hilltop Youth.
13. foolish? maybe its some where else like
Maybe the fools are the politicians and writers who think that these idealistic kids have nothing to offer. But the reality is different:
Look at the political spectrum in Israel now: The left is dying: Meretz is a has been, Labor is next to nothing of what it once was, Kadima is gonisht. On the right, we see Bennett as perhaps the second largest party. This means that the right, with their idealistic kids, are trouncing the left with their wet dreams of peace with our Arabs neighbors.
So, I ask you, Yoaz Hendel, who is foolish: the kids or you?
Isn't it true that in a democracy lawbreakers are to be punished? That the law counts for everybody? Why make heroes of a couple of lawbreakers...unless you think that stealing from palestinians isn't really stealing ofcourse
15. Freedom is real, political correctness is an illusion
Those real hardscrabble outposts, begun without much more than a double-wide trailer, barbed wire, and chain link are far less foolish than Hendels Ivory tower- built from words. One step outside of either and the comfort and safety of the western world comes to a screeching halt, or a precipitous fall.
Miami Beach, USA
16. 10 Nicely said.
17. Fools? Not even close. Corrupted jackasses more like it
Most of you talkbackers have never met any of these people, who tend to be unemployed (and unemployable) and influenced by radical "rabbis" who take it on themselves to teach them that it's ok to attack other Jews, let alone Arabs.
These jerks do not contribute to the nation. They'd still be unemployed jerks if Israel annexed Judea and Samaria, and they'd simply go out looking for other "ideals" to give them an excuse to beat somebody up, break something, or commit some kind of vandalism.
Brian Cohen ,
Judean Peoples Front
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th big problem is - when obedience is a slippery slope... and it was before it was the fault of the rulers th decision must be in a strait way not by slppery or slop or push and escape