Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Rally to Save Eretz Yisrael and Yerushalayim

The Committee Lmaan Tzion
287 Martin Avenue • Staten Island, NY 10314 • (917) 497-7358 •

Rally to Save Eretz Yisrael and Yerushalayim
In Front of the Israeli Consulate, 800 East 2nd Avenue, Between 42nd & 43rd Streets
Thursday, July 6th, 12-2 p.m.
Help save Israel during your lunch break.

The Committee Lmaan Tzion will hold a
“Rally to Save Eretz Yisrael and Yerushalayim”
in front of the Israeli Consulate in New York City
to protest the “Convergence/Realignment” plan and the recent announcement to destroy four neighborhoods in the West Bank.

The Israeli Government plans to expel 50-100,000 Jews from their homes and destroy their
lives, give 90-95 percent of the Yehuda and Shomron (the West Bank) to anti-Semitic murderers, and to divide Jerusalem.

This policy is immoral and presents an immediate and long-term danger to all Jewry.
The Rally to Save Eretz Yisrael and Yerushalayim will be held on Thursday, July 6th, from 12-2 p.m.
in front of the Israeli Consulate at 800 East 2nd Avenue, between 43rd and 42nd Streets. Please download
the rally flyer from our website and distribute it to friends, your synagogues and
Jewish community centers.

The rally is scheduled on July 6th two days after Americans celebrate winning their independence, a
historical moment which started a world-wide liberal revolution all over the world. In Israel, however,
there has been a dangerous erosion of the civil liberties of its Jewish citizenry, many of which are
essential to the proper functioning of a democracy. The rally is in protest of this infringement of key civil
and political rights: the citizen’s right to freedom of speech and assembly, the citizen’s right to his
property, and the Jewish people’s right to live as free people in their homeland (Lehiyot Am Chofshi
BiArtzenu). America’s birth marks the emergence of the idea that the government is meant to protect the
citizen and give them freedom from fear. In Israel, the government refuses to defend the life, liberty, and
property of its citizens and instead plans to deprive tens of thousands of their liberty and property.
The rally is also in protest of the anti-democratic comments of Israel’s Consul-General, Arye Mekel,
several days ago that U.S. Jewry must keep quiet about the danger that faces their brothers. The Torah
teaches that all Jews are responsible for each other (Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Bazeh), and that for the sake
of Zion, and Jerusalem a Jew cannot remain silent (Isaiah 62:1).
For too long in modern history has the Jew remained silent through expulsions and terror. This silence and inability to take action has historically led to a loss of Jewish life.

It is specifically because a Jewish democratic government is implementing this
immoral and dangerous policy that every Jew in every part of the world has the right and duty to protest.
It is shameful that a democratic government fears the exercise of free speech and encourages silence.
Other organizations that are sponsoring the rally include, Bnai Elim, Manhigut Yehudit, Women in
Green and Matot Arim. We plead with other groups to sign on and lend support.
The Committee Lmaan Tzion is a grassroots, student-based group created to protest the policy to
withdraw and expel Jews from the Yehuda and Shomron (West Bank) and to divide Jerusalem, put
forward by the Israeli, U.S., European, and Arab governments.

Our goal is to send a message to our brothers in Israel, to make sure ten billion dollars necessary for the dangerous plan does not come out of American tax payer money, to fulfill our moral duty to speak out and to strengthen Diaspora Jewry’s connection to the homeland. For more information on the Committee Lmaan Tzion or the rally please contact Daniel Tauber, 917-497-7358, by e-mail:, or visit our website

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