SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011 – FROM 11 AM – NOON – OPPOSITE THE ISRAELI CONSULATE – SECOND AVE. & 42ND STREET, NYC
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND – INVITE FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, ALL LOVERS OF A WHOLE ISRAEL TO JOIN YOU –
Speakers will include grass roots leaders who are not afraid to criticize the Israeli government when it follows policies that desecrate G-d’s name!
This protest has been triggered by the recent destruction of the synagogue at Givat Aryeh, and the confiscation of the Torah scrolls. We are also protesting additional planned demolitions about which we have been informed: in Givat HaUlpana in Bet-El, Givat Assaf, Amona, and additional demolitions of homes in Migron. The AFSI Chizuk group saw three demolished homes there on our recent November visit.
The uplifting story of the creation of Givat Aryeh by a group of young, Jewish pioneers, led by YEDAYA SHOHAM, in response to the brutal butchery of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar, descends into a tragic tale of demolition and disgrace. AFSI was privileged to be part of the joyous creation of the synagogue, and the dedication, on Nov. 15, 2011, of a Torah scroll rescued from the Holocaust.
On Dec. 1 we learned of the Israeli government’s betrayal of its purpose and its people when it sent in a Destructo squad, including Arabs, to demolish the modest tent homes and the synagogue on the hilltop.
PHOTOS OF THE DESTROYED HOMES & SYNAGOGUE IN GIVAT ARYEH
This is so heartbreaking –and insane! Why would the Israeli government work against the Jewish citizens of Israel? I just do not get it. They have added insult to injury to a community trying to recover after the horrendous murder of some of the Fogal family.