Tuesday, May 23, 2006

MAKING HISTORY IN WASHINTON, DC -- TUESDAY MAY 23, IYYAR 25

בס״ד

A HISTORIC RALLY IN WASHINGTON DC


On May, 2006, Mr. Olmert came to speak before the United States Congress in order to ask for approximately $10,000,000,000 in loan guarantees to implement his plans to force Jews off their land in Judea and Samaria.

Despite fear from main-stream Jewish organizations, a grass roots effort produced a protest demonstration against the new deportation/ethnic cleansing scheme of Israel’s current Prime Minister.

The message was clear: we are not against Israel, we are against the current administration’s suicidal plan of Convergence. We needed to break an old-age taboo that US Jewry bears: not criticizing the government of Israel in the open.

Major Jewish organizations boycotted the rally. Particularly noticeable was the Orthodox Union’s expressed opposition to the right of American Jews to ask their elected officials NOT to support the Convergence Plan.

At the end, Olmert left the US without having the loan guarantees he requested from the US Congress. And a wonderful, history-making grass-roots movement was born. Unlike the burned-out Orange Movement from the last couple of years, we intend to succeed in keeping the land of Israel whole. Jews in Israel and the world-over will not let it happen again!


The Rally took place at the United States Capitol, Taft Park. Twelve O'Clock Noon on May 23rd, 2006.

There are still outstanding debts from the event, please help out so further action against the Convergence can take place. To donate click here.

Mail donations to:

B'NAI ELIM
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Also visit Bnai Elim’s Website: http://www.bnaielim.org

Buses filled with participants came from various locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and other places. Here are a few pictures of the event:







I was interviewed by Arutz Sheva the morning of the rally. Click here for the interview.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

just like the anti -disengagement protests last year in new york city and washington, all that will result from this is unnecessary chilul hashem.
if you dont learn form your mistakes, you are doomed to repeat it.
all the money thrown away last year on organge toilet paper could have gone to helping the evacuees now.

Rafael V. Rabinovich said...

Dear Anonymous:

Point taken! We're not going to Washington to waste time trying to persuade Olmert to do teshuvah. We're going to Washington to ask the senators and congressmen of the Unites States to NOT grant the loan guarantees that would allow the new disgengagement to take place. We're aiming to hit Olmert where it hurts: in his pockets!
Pressure is also been placed upon the political whores of the Shas party who, knowing that their spiritual leader announced that joining into the Kadima government was a sure ticket to Gehinnom, when ahead and did it anyway. If they do teshuvah and quit the coallition, the government will fall. So help us G-d!

Anonymous said...

and then what???

Rafael V. Rabinovich said...

Then continue being outspoken and educational about Shleimus Haaretz. That, of course, goes together with a general campaing for the awakening of the dormant Jewish sould in each and every Jew.
We're focusing now on Shleimus Haaretz simply because of the urgency and vital importance of the matter. But the necessary changes cover much more than just that.
BTW, don't be afraid to show your face here. I don't bite. :)

Anonymous said...

Ill be at the rally

Rafael V. Rabinovich said...

The Rally will take place at the United States Capitol, Taft Park. Twelve O'Clock Noon on May 23rd, 2006.

Anonymous said...

Jonathon Silverman said on a radio show that Olmert threatened to expell 20,000 Jews immidiately if he loses funding. Do you have a source for this that I can reference this to on air?

Rafael V. Rabinovich said...

I was told Olmert said that when interviewed by Maariv and Yediot Acharonot. I have not seen either paper.