About the Picture: “A Jewish settler struggles with an Israeli security officer as authorities evacuate a West Bank settlement near the Palestinian town of Ramallah after Israel’s Supreme Court cleared the way for the demolition of nine homes at the site. This photo won first prize in The World Press Photo awards. (AP Photo/Pulitzer Prize Photographer Oded Balilty)
Awards for this Photo include:
World Press Photo -- People in the News -- First Prize
Pictures of the Year International (POYi) -- Human Conflict -- First Place
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) -- General News -- First Place
Atlanta Photojournalism 2006 -- Spot/General News -- First Place, also Best in Show
Headliner Awards 2007 -- Spot News Photography -- First Place
According to Israeli citizens living in Samaria, the Israeli pioneers forging out new home in the biblical land of their forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, are today living in fear of incarceration for months and years as enemies of the state, for daring to build a home on an isolated hill in Shomron, the former region of Israel called the Northern Kingdom of Israel.
It was on early Thursday, January 5, 2011 that Israeli security forces raided private home in communities in Shomron. There they distributed 12 restraining orders that barred Jewish activists from Shomron (Samaria) and Judea from crossing the 1948 armistice line in Yesha with the threat that they will be arrested. These orders were signed by the Director of the IDF Central Command, Maj. Gen. Avi Mizrahi.
In the Jewish village called Havat Gilad about 4 o’clock in the morning the door was bashed through as armed masked men broke into a home causing fright and chaos with the residents. Before leaving, they left behind the state orders. Quickly they comprehended that once again the residents are experience a meaning and threatening atmosphere which according to a village spokesperson for Havat Gilad;
Spokesperson for Havat Gilad – “This operation was another example of the humiliation residents of Yesha are forced to undergo daily by the Defense Minister and his messengers, under the aegis of the Prime Minister.
We have reached a new low in human rights for Yesha residents. If there is any evidence against these people they should be charged and indicted, instead of being 'judged' without legal proceedings or evidence. These orders are what you would expect from a totalitarian military dictatorship.”
Are these Clandestine Israeli Terrorists secretly creating violence in Shomron and Judea or Righteous Adherents to the Torah Law of G-d that No Land in the Land of Israel is for Sale except for those Patriots of Pioneering Families seeking to do G-d’s Will
The Israeli Defense Force issued a rebuttal that the orders they received were based upon intelligence gathered by the Israel Security Service (Shabak) the equivalent to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Intelligence) in the United States. It was their intelligence gathering that suggested that a group of “extremists” were in the planning stage, and involved in transporting and executing what was interpreted as “violent actions against Palestinians in Judea and Samaria”. These activities were also felt would be executed against the IDF soldiers and thus putting the lives of the Israeli military in jeopardy, interfering directly against civil and military order, and thus were endangering the security of the settlements in Shomron and Judea.
It was revealed that the son of a right-wing activist Baruch Marzel, whose name was Yishai Marzel, was one of the 21 who received restraining orders. According to his father, Baruch Marzel:
Baruch Marzel – “I am proud of my righteous son, who was singled out by the IDF for his efforts as a warrior on behalf of the land of Israel. We survived the Pharaoh (of Egypt) and Antiochus (Epiphanes IV, the emperor of Syria of Chanukah fame), so we will survive Netanyahu, Barak and the Likud.”
On January 6, 2011, it was reported on Arutz Sheva News that on Thursday evening, the 19 year old patriot called Yishai Marzel who lived in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem was arrested only hours after a restraining order barring him from going into the community of Yizhar for six months was given to him and eleven others.
On Sunday the restraining order was to go into effect. As his father, Baruch Marzel spoken in his son’s behalf, “This will not help anyone. My son will continue to work for the people of Israel and will continue to believe that the entire country belongs to us.” Tzvi Sukkot, one of twelve residents of Shomron (Samaria) who received restraining orders on the prior Thursday morning, immediately condemned the actions of Central Command. He called on the government to stop harassing youth in Judea and Samaria. In a video blog, Tzvi Sukkot made the following observations and posted it on the Israeli website, Hakol Hayehudi and later Arutz Sheva news.
Tzvi Sukkot - “An administrative order is an instrument used by a dictatorship. Today, charges were laid against former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Jerusalem mayor Uri Lupolianski. No one would ever think that if there is no evidence against them they would be taken in for an administrative detention.
The same people who hand out restraining orders arrest people on charges of espionage, threaten with administrative detention and things like that should not be surprised afterwards when the quality youth of Judea and Samaria go out and throw stones at soldiers. The youth “has felt trampled and run over by its own people” for the last five years. They were expelled them from Gush Katif, they were beaten up in Amona, and they see the public being trampled.
And then, instead of the government doing some soul-searching with itself and understanding where the actions of these young people come from, the government goes and only aggravates the public’s feeling.”
The earlier report stated that the twelve residents have until Saturday night to remain in Judea and Samaria, at which point the restraining orders will go into effect and they will be forced to leave the area. They will not be allowed to return to their homes for a period of six months.
Earlier it was reported that the IDF routinely uses so-called 'distancing' orders in order to targeting nationalist patriots Judea and Samaria in cases when they have no evidence of wrong-doing that could be introduced into the courts. This type of legal lawlessness, according to Israeli rights observers issuing extrajudicial orders against Israeli citizens only upon the suspected of criminal acts is a gross violation of the fundamental right to due process and a common tactic employed by totalitarian police states. These were the same charges of misrepresentation that the 18th century English patriotic settlers in America charged the Nation of England and drove the 13 Original Colonies to declare their “Declaration of Independence” against the English throne.
It was Haim Rahamim, who is the director of the investigations and intelligence wing of the Judea and Samaria District in the West Bank admitted frankly to the Rotem’s committee that the Israeli Police had been “unsuccessful running undercover officers in the region and struggled to obtain sufficient evidence to make their cases in court.” Even the Ministry of Justice representative Attorney Karen Dahari declared openly that the Israeli youth patriots who living up to the ideal of Jewish Zionism were being “systematically targeted with extrajudicial orders when police failed to make their cases in court.”
Was it not surprising when on Sunday, January 8, 2012, it was reported on Arutz Sheva news that:
Arutz Sheva News - “Two residents of an apartment in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem, banished from Judea and Samaria under an administrative order, were freed from custody by the Jerusalem Magistrates Court, Sunday, pending trial on suspicion of involvement with recent incidents beyond the 1949 armistice line.
The court rejected the request by the police to release the two to house arrest. The judge in the case ruled that the basis for the request was weak and that he was not presented evidence that indicated conspiracy to commit a crime.”
It appears that the enemies of the State are the anarchists and leftist groups come equipped with photographic equipment and send out reports immediately when there are incidents, often provoked by them for good camera images.Yet, these are the images of a country torn by its own morals, lack of what is considered human rights, decency, and the unwillingness of obeying the simple Torah commands. Here is a country that appears not to understand its own purpose for existence is to uphold the Torah and the prophetic word of the prophets who have given them counsel over the millenniums.
Zechariah 7:8-10 – “Thus spoke HaShem, Master of Legions: ‘Judge with truthful justice and perform kindness and mercy towards one another. Do not oppress the widow and the orphan, the stranger and the poor, and do not think in your heart of wrongdoing to one another.’”
This is a message today, with no less impact upon the State of Israel as it was in the days after the restoration of Jewish autonomy by the Persian Shah Cyrus the Great. When the Jews returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian and Persian exile, they had an opportunity to start over again and this time do it right.
Seventy years was not a long time, where the memories of the destruction of Jerusalem were still vivid in the minds of Zechariah. The Prophet Zechariah also knew by the meaning of his own name, Zechariah ben Berechiah ben Iddo, meaning, “G-d has remembered, G-d blesses, at the Appointed Time” that his prophetic name would be harbinger of hope or doom for the Jewish people at the end of Days.
The senior statesman now residing in Jerusalem and assisting in the preparation and construction of a new Temple or House of the L-rd, also was one of the secret commandos, warrior priests who were given a secret mission to hide the gold, silver and precious stone treasures stored in the Treasuries of the Temple of Solomon in special hiding places in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, along the Dead Sea and even over in Babylon.
This mission was so secret that it was written up about upon a special document called the Emeq HaMelekh whose source was the Massakhet Keilim, a Tosefta (addition) to the Talmud, as documented in the series of article by BibleSearchers Reflections, titled, “The Emeq HaMelekh (Valley of the Kings): The Hebrew Account of Hiding the Ark, the Sanctuary and the Treasures of Solomon’s Temple.”
BibleSearchers Reflections – “Was this Copper Scroll the “record” and the “same writing” as referenced in the II Maccabean passage? Jewish scholars still felt that there were more records to be found. The hunt continued, but it was not until 1992 when Rabbi Rachnael Steinberg with his student Rabbi Mendel Tropper discovered in Amsterdam, Holland the long lost writings called the “Emeq HaMelekh”, meaning the Valley of the Kings, that had been written by Rabbi Naftali Hertz Ben Ya’acov Elchanon in the year 1648 in Amsterdam.
According to rabbinic history, “Rav Hertz” was known as a prominent and holy Rabbi who excelled in the knowledge of the written and the oral Torah. His lineage of rabbinic knowledge came from the famed Rabbi Ari Ben Luria, leader of the rabbinic mystical sages which included the great Torah sage, Rabbi Yosef Cairo, author of the Shulchan Aruch. According to the records, Rabbi Naftali Hertz cited as his source the Massakhet Keilim, a Tosefta (addition) to the Talmud, which is not found in any modern Talmud today.
According to the discoverer of the Emeq HaMelekh, Rabbi Steinberg, in the Talmud Huriot 12A, it describes the prophet Jeremiah, realizing that the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple was imminent, organized a heroic rescue operation. He commanded the King of Judah, King Josiah, who had recently repaired the Temple of Solomon and found the ancient writings of the Torah hidden in the Temple, to hide the Ark of the Covenant, the bottle of Anointing Oil, Aaron’s Staff and the ‘Chest’ sent by the Pelishtim (Philistines) to Israel as ‘a gift to the God of Israel.’”
So today, as the Prophet Zechariah was speaking to his own people, the Jews returning from Babylon, the Jewish people will have to make choices. It was their mission to create an autonomous state for the Jewish remnant of the ancient Hebrews with good and just laws that were in accordance with the Torah. This included living within the land, and to protect and to provide for each other.
The patriots of the State of Israel are truly the same pioneering forces that are settling the regions of Shomron and Judea today as the Jewish people were settling Judea after arriving back from exile then. Without the Jewish pioneers, the rest of the State of Israel could easily be destroyed. It is they who are willing to “rough it” while living and developing the wilderness areas of Shomron and Judea.
Without these Jewish patriots who are settling the land, the protective barriers of the mountains of Samaria would be inhabited by people that are avowed enemies of Israel. So those who call these patriotic Jewish Zionists; “rightists”, “zealots”, “extremists” and “terrorists”, have no concept of how clueless you are, for these Jewish patriots are the protectors for the safety of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. You need them more than they need you.
The Young Israeli Hilltop Youth, accused as being Rightists, Zealots, Extremists and Terrorists are moving Rocks in an attempt to Build New Homestead in an a New Outpost on a Hilltop, on May 23, 2011 near the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim in Shomron and Judea.
So to Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Defense minister Barak, and the Israeli Justices in the Israeli Supreme Court, plus all the citizens of Israel, HaShem, the Master of Legions in the realms of the spirit world is watching today. He has already summoned you to the “heavenly court” with this warning:
Zechariah 7:11-14 (paraphrased for this day) – “If you will today listen and pay attention, no longer refuse to listen to Me, and no longer turn your rebellious shoulder against me and to my patriots living in Shomron and Judea, I will listen to you in that day when the air will be filled with Hizbullah missiles, and rockets from Gaza and Sinai and your children are crying with fear and pain.
Instead of sending you again to be tossed about in the rouge waves amongst the nations and have your land again become desolate because you chose to make Gush Katif a place of desolation instead of the exquisite land of unarmed villages and nurseries and farms to feed the multitude of nations, this time, I will hear, protect, and save you."
Remember my servant, Zechariah ben Berechiah ben Iddo, whose name is your summons to justice: “G-d has remembered, G-d blesses, at the Appointed Time”.
Then the Holy One of Israel continues:
Zechariah 8:1- - “Thus said HaShem, Master of Legions: I have become zealous with great zeal on behalf of Zion; I have become zealous with great wrath on its behalf.
Thus said HaShem: I have returned to Zion, and I have made My dwelling in the midst of Jerusalem; Jerusalem will be called, ‘the City of Truth’ and the mountain of HaShem, Master of Legions, ‘the Holy Mountain.’
Thus said HaShem, Master of Legions: Old men and old women will once again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with his staff in his hand because of advanced age; and the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets…
And it will happen that just as you, O House of Judah and House of Israel, had been a curse for the nations, so will I save you and you will be blessing. Do not fear, and let your hands be s strong!"
To our brothers, the Jews who live in Tel Aviv, and those of you who do not seek peace and safety for your own people, we from the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, are watching and waiting. We have to come to the conclusion that our destiny is linked to each other. If your own Jewish patriots living in the settlements of Shomron and Judea, who are the watchmen on your borders saving your own families and homes from death and destruction are not supported by the Israeli people and their government, how then will the G-d of Israel support you?
If the constitutional rights of the United States and Europe return to totalitarian states or global unions, will your land be prepared and fit to accept the prophetic mandate that the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel will return home? Will a New Israel raise up the banner of Torah observance and declare as the English Settlers of the House of Ephraim wrote almost 240 years ago, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable right, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of HaShem’s happiness.”
If you do, then we want to return as your lost brothers. If not, then we are all doomed except by HaShem’s mercy.
It is the promise by the G-d of Israel, that the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel during this era will be redeemed and restored back to the land of their forefathers. Not only that, we will be restored back into fellowship with our brothers, the Jews of the House of Judah. When that day comes, will you, the Jews of the State of Israel be willing to welcome us home? Will you be willing to open your land to those of us who have been dispossessed of our homelands and the loss of our constitutional freedoms? If you are willing to treat your own patriotic and pioneering settlers of Shomron and Judea with justice and mercy, will you be willing to give us whose Israelite forefathers defied the G-d of Israel and had to be cast out to the nations, the same mercy and justice? If so, maybe the next “door” that you might want to open will be to Contact “Kol Ha Tor”, the Voice of the Turtledove.
Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Mission to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail establishing in the region of Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness a new homeland for the Return of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel when All Israel will be redeemed.
For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor Vision for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”, a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria, that hosts Shomron (Samaria) Tours to reacquaint the Returning Lost Tribers of the House of Israel.