Open a Bible
Assaf Wohl
Published: 15.09.08, 17:54
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1. This will end, pretty soon
Emmanuel ,   Sto Dgo, Dom. Rep.   (09.15.08)
I hope Olmert and his friends in America, in the EU and in Israel read your article. You are absolutely right and it is with a heavy heart that I look at these people dividing God's land. The Land belongs to God and He gives it to His people but forbids them to sell it or to give it away. By going against the will of God, Olmert and all his fellow land-givers/dividers put themselves in grave danger. The good thing though is that the Bible tells us that at the end (pretty soon), Israel will occupy all the land. ALL OF IT. May the name of God be sanctified.
2. Israel belongs to YA'AKOV
David ,   USA   (09.15.08)
AMEIN Assif! This is the truist article I have ever seen printed in Y-Net. But, Israel will not be given back to its rightful owners, the sons of Avraham, Isaac, and Ya'akov until they return to Torah and to Mashiach!
3. olmert and ramon
alexi   (09.15.08)
beyond Olmert having csons who avoided idf service like cowards, and ramon who had an indistinguihed service with his most heroic act in israel's defense is to kiss an israeli soldier against her will, these 2 are schmucks. No company would ever hire these t set negotiations.
4. Open a Bible
Greg Knight ,   Castle Rock, USA   (09.15.08)
Great article Assaf !!! How correct you are! The only thing that needs to be given up is the cowards who are selling out your country. Quit selling out Israel by listening to the opinions of the leaders of the world. Yahweh Himself will be your defender! Stand up and fight as your great ancestor King David would have done!
5. "Open A Bible"
Eran Goldmann ,   Tel-Aviv/London   (09.15.08)
I must have missed the meeting where we decided that religious texts dating back thousands of years are a solid basis for founding a Charlemagneist nation-state (a concept that did not even exist 3000 years ago). As for Jews being "chronic sycophants", as Assaf claims, well, what of the rich tradition of social radicalism in the European Jewry of the 19th and 20th century? What of the anti-imperialist militancy of the Maccabim? The rebellions and resistance to the anti-Semetic mobs of Eastern Europe? The Jewish people have suffered atrocities before, but we have also resisted. Now that we are in our "homeland" (according to an aging text written by 'God') perhaps it's time for a new approach in living alongside our Semetic relatives, as opposed to evicting them from a land they've lived in for hundreds of years. Just a thought.
6. Olmert, enough is enough
Nora ,   Tel Aviv   (09.15.08)
Although you will be condemned for all you did as a crook ,chances are that you won`t be condemned for what you have said and done politically. But, for Israel`s sake, it`s high time that you left to others to take care of the future of Israel.
7. Don't even need to open a bible - the Koran says it too
Global Citizen ,   Israel & USA   (09.15.08)
8. Israel is a Jewish state.
Robert Bernier ,   Tel Aviv   (09.15.08)
Arabs should accept that just as Ire-Land is the Land of the Irish and Eng-Land the Land of the English and Fin-Land the Land of the Finns, the name Eretz Yisrael means the Land of the Israelis. The identity of the land is the same as the identity of the nation residing in it; therefore, the Nation of Israel, the Jews, cannot be an occupier of the Land of Israel. The Crusaders named the land “Kingdom of Jerusalem.” The Arab occupation did not have a name for the land; it was referred to merely as “southern Syria.” For 1,300 years, the land had no identity in the absence of the Biblical Jewish nation that identified itself with it. No one claimed ownership but our nation. This is the entire story. The Arabs demand that Ehud Olmert transfer the land free and clear of Jews. As long as there are Jews in Judea, that place cannot not be called by its false name – “Palestine.” The only thing that stops the cadre of traitors from transferring our land to the enemy, already at our gates, is their inability to uproot the settlements. Those communities halt the wheels of destruction as explained at : http://xrl.us/bi9g8
9. Open up the Qur'an too...
Joe ,   Ramat Gan   (09.15.08)
Even in the Qur'an it says that Allah gave the Land of Israel to the Jewish people. To all Muslims reading this comment, if you're going to respond to me, please answer these 2 questions in your response: 1) How many times is the word "Israil" mentioned in the Qur'an?; 2) How many times is the word "Falasteen" mentioned in the Qur'an? Thank you.
10. I disagree with Mr Wohl.
Roberto Gutierrez ,   Madrid, Spain   (09.15.08)
I think the philosophy of the UN Resolution in 1947 was correct: two states for two peoples. Jews accepted it and Arabs didn´t. But in the end all of us know that the solution will be something similar to giving back most part of West Bank. It´s pointless to talk about the Bible and other religious issues when we are dealing with politics. By the way, I think Jerusalem should remain united and under Israeli sovereignty. Israel is the only country that can guarantee a total respect for Jerusalem.
11. Lubavitcher Rebbe
lubavitcher ,   tzfat   (09.15.08)
This is the position of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, its wonderful that Jews are starting to catch on.
12. It's All Mine
Jeana ,   Brandon FL, USA   (09.15.08)
Israel should NEVER give up the land that was PROMISED to them by the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. ALL the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people (God's Chosen). As a Christian, I am praying for the peace of Jerusalem. Giving up the Promised Land should never be an option for peace.
13. Open a Bible - the land and Yeshua are yours
augustine e johnson ,   birmingham-usa   (09.15.08)
yes -- a lot of things are in the bible -- the whole land does belongs to israel according to the bible -- even Yeshua , the dying messiah, see israel knohl articles- belongs to israel..... =========shalom=========augustine e johnson-usa
14. Open a Bible
tb ,   Jerusalem   (09.15.08)
Bravo Assaf and bravo YNet for publishing it!!! Thank you!!!
15. I hope that we see these cowards
jason white ,   afula,israel   (09.15.08)
in kadima, labor,sh-ass and gil dance together at the ends of ropes on the gallows.
16. You must be joking ...
Avi ,   USA   (09.15.08)
Do you understand how the world looks at the folks on the other side that say "the whole land is mine" - i.e. Hamas? Well, they use terms like: fanatics, fundamentalists, lunatics, crazy, not worth our breath, ... you can fill-in the blanks. If you want to join in that "elite" company, be my guest. But please don't preach us to join.
17. Open a Bible
Ken ,   CA, USA   (09.15.08)
Finally, Someone speaks not their own opinion, but God's revealed will. Those who bless Israel will be blessed, and those who curse Israel will be cursed, says the Lord God Almighty to all of Abraham's seed (Gen.12). Shalom, and please elect a righteous man who will stand up in the power of the God of Israel; a man like King David who would not let any man taunt the God of Israel. I love Israel and Jerusalem and the Messiah who will return soon to take David's throne - Jeshua, for He will save His people from their sins. Shalom.
18. #5, what a load of washed out nonsense.
Jake   (09.15.08)
"What of the rich tradition of social radicalism in the European Jewry of the 19th and 20th century?" That's what it means to you to be a self-respecting Jew? To follow in the footsteps of apostatic self-haters like Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, Rosa Luxemburg, and Lazar Kaganovich who did their utmost to dissolve and destroy the Jewish people, Judaism, and Zionism? Their murderous discredited ideology is dripping with the blood of millions, both Jew and gentile. The Jewish people has survived that torment, just like it survived the torment of Nazism and will survive the torment of Islamofascism, traitors notwithstanding.
19. #5, I prefer the "aging text" of the Perpetual Book
Jake   (09.15.08)
than the discredited theories in the "aging text" of Karl Marx and co.
20. Religion As License To Steal
Jake   (09.15.08)
Only morons would think that kind of silliness can work. It does not, nor will it ever. Zionism is a fascist, racists ideology which is destined to fail.
21. ..and dont ever call judea and smaria "occupied" ever again
andrew ,   miami,fl   (09.15.08)
Dont call it the west bank Dont call it occupied Dont call them "settlers" It is Israel - they are Israelis and stop begging javier solana or anyone in the EU for your life and certainly dont beg the saudis
22. Assaf Wohl
MC ,   Uk   (09.15.08)
Kol Hakavod to Assaf Wohl and all others who are waking up to reality. Ramon's suggestion that the USA & EU should support the evacuation law is so humiliating to read! Who cares who he kissed?!! There are still Jews in Israel and around the world who have pride in their inheritance and they must be supported. More of the same please from Wohl and others. Thankfully only a couple more days of Olmert!!
23. RIGHT ON!!!!
Ryan ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (09.15.08)
thank G-d someone in the media is willing to say this...kol hakavod!
24. To Mr. A. Wohl. Dereliction Of Duty Towards.
Maansingh ,   The Netherlands   (09.15.08)
Quote :” The argument which our enemies must hear is: “It’s all mine.”” YES. I totally agree with you. THE whole of planet Earth belongs to YAHWEH, the Supreme Lord. And YAHWEH, the Supreme Lord, gave to the Jews the Land of Israel in 1360 B.Chr. -- as conveyed to the world by Moses the Law Giver. That Arabs are living there means the Arabs are OCCUPIERS of the Land of Israel. THAT means the Arabs are ILLEGALLY present in the Land of Israel. And NOT the Jews -- as the Arabs with their cohorts would gladly like the world to belief. The Prime Minister of Israel is supposed to manage the Land of Israel on behalf of YAHWEH, the Supreme Lord. IF the Prime Minister gives away the Land (or part of it) -- what kind of management is that ? It is not called management ; it is called MISMANAGEMENT of the Land of Israel. It is dereliction of duty towards YAHWEH, the Supreme Lord !!! IF one doesn’t accept the words of YAHWEH, the Supreme Lord -- that means he doesn’t accept the Torah. Without accepting the Torah -- how can one call oneself a Jew ? Without being a Jew -- how will one manage the Land of Israel on behalf of YAHWEH, the Supreme Lord ?
25. A simple solution
Alan ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (09.15.08)
Israel needs a constitution where our borders are defined (obviously all of Israel, that which rightfully belongs to the Jewish people). Then, any politician or body which attempts to give away land from within our borders can be correctly labeled a traitor and prosecuted. Unfortunately, this is as likely as our leaders not being corrupt, or the Knesset not containing the worst of our society.
26. Roberto #10: I disagree with you
Steve ,   Fla.   (09.15.08)
Why is it pointless for those of us who believe in the ancient covenant in our Bible, to talk about the Bible? White European invaders / settlers spoke of "Manifest Destiny" in order to justify overspreading the north American continent, displacing its native inhabitants. Ask George W. Bush what he would be willing to give back to the Native Americans or to Mexico. Would Bush give his Crawford, Texas ranch back to Mexico? Will Bush establish an Indian state for Native Americans. Indians are demanding a separate state in the West. Would you ask Bush to give it to them because "we are dealing with politics?" The Jews did not take anything that does not belong to us by right; by much better right than (White European) Americans have to this continent and much better right than you Roberto have to Madrid Spain. Muslims have a better claim to Al- Andalus (Madrid) than they have to in the Holy Land. Because Jews accept(ed) the idea of a two state solution, why should we honor their lunacy?
27. Olmert a perfect shill for Palestinians
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, DC USA   (09.15.08)
Olmert once again shows himself to be Israel's "first Palestinian Prime Minister", standing up for *their* claims, interests and narratives rather than those of his own citizenry. In a way, he's a perfect "partner" for the Palestinians. Echoing Pirkei Avot 5.8, the Palestinians claim "What is yours is mine, what is mine is mine." That person is deemed a rasha - evil. Olmert responds "What is mine is yours, what is yours is yours." But what he's intent on giving away is not his to give; thus he must be deemed a thief and a fool.
28. FINALLY !!!!!!!
DAVID ,   JUDEA   (09.15.08)
Among all the daily poison published by Ynet once in a while a gem comes along. When one opens the Torah one will understand why we are here within our rightfull place and that this war is a religious war for our enemies, who do no want us as a Jewish presence amongst them and who can blame them. The Israeli state is based on the wrong principles and has no chance to survive at the hands of a bunch atheists. Just looking at the rif raf running this country we can not be far away of a total collapse of this corrupt society. The daily increase of demonizing articles of one scapegoat (the people of Judea and the Shomron) shows an increasing fear and panic among our Herzelists, who lost their grip on reality a long time ago. So maybey this article will encourage more people to open up the Torah and understand their destiny.
29. Open a Koran
hahahahaha   (09.15.08)
And then you can plonk each other with those books. lol
30. mr. olmert
john ,   flower mound tx, usa   (09.15.08)
God gave Israel this land and now Olmert wants to give it away. Israel must NOT be divided.
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