Preparing for The Great Expulsion

We have recently witnessed the eviction of Rav Eliezer Melamed's Har Bracha Yeshiva from the Army "Hesder" Program; the arrest two days ago of Rav Yitzhak Shapira, Rosh Yeshiva of "Od Yosef Chai"; and the appointment today of Rabbi Rafi Peretz as the new Chief Chaplain of the IDF. They all point to a concerted campaign, which is now underway.

Rav Melamed was alleged to have supported soldiers who demonstrated against the eviction of Jews from their homes by the Army, and the rabbi was also accused of supporting the right of soldiers to refuse orders in a case of such evictions. The punishment for these 'offenses' was termination by the army (by instruction of Minister of Defence Ehud Barak) of the yeshiva's funding and its delisting as a Hesder Yeshiva – for which there is no precedent in over 50 years of the Hesder program.

Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira of the Od Yoseph Chai Yeshiva in Yitzhar was arrested on suspicion that he knew about an alleged arson attack on a mosque. This follows the arrest of three minors, pupils at the Yeshiva, who were alleged to have been involved in the attack. Today, Rabbi Shapira and the three children have been released without charges being brought.  

And also today, Rabbi Rafi Peretz was appointed by the Army as the new IDF Chief Chaplain. A combat helicopter pilot, Rabbi Peretz was also the Head of the Atzmona Yeshiva in Gush Katif. Rabbi Peretz was responsible for orchestrating the peaceful and warm embracing of the IDF eviction forces by the students in the Yeshiva, as they went quietly to their buses.

All three of these items (Rav Melamed, Rav Shapira and Rav Peretz) are directly linked to Minister of Defence, Ehud Barak.

Barak is an enthusiastic supporter of reaching an agreement with the Palestinians in the shortest time possible.

Indeed, it was under Barak's Prime Ministership that Israel made last ditch efforts at Taba in January 2001 to sign away 98% of Yehuda & Shomron (the West Bank), Gaza and "Arab" Jerusalem into the hands of Yasser Arafat. (Arafat refused to accept it).

A year earlier Barak initiated and ordered the disorderly retreat of Israel's army from 20 years in Lebanon – which resulted in the dominance of Hizballah's terror forces in Southern Lebanon, and therefore to the disastrous 2nd Lebanon War in 2006.

In 2009, Barak entered Benjamin Netanyahu's government coalition, specifically in order to push for a two-state "solution" with the Palestinians.

This week, Ehud Barak astoundingly announced that "The lack of defined boundaries within Israel, and not an Iranian bomb, is the greatest threat to our future," he said.

In a speech at Bar Ilan University, Barak said Israel was the strongest country in the region "but time is not on our side…We have a paramount interest in establishing defined borders between ourselves and the Palestinians that will set the stage for two states for two peoples," he said.

Any currently conceivable "Peace Agreement" between Israel and the Palestinians would call for the mass eviction and forced relocation of up to One Hundred Thousand Israelis, who are currently living in towns and villages which are slated to be the State of Palestine. This would be a military operation ten times larger than the Gush Katif eviction in 2005, which "only" relocated 9000 Israelis.

Such a major and unprecedented offensive of Jewish soldiers against Jewish civilians would require absolute obedience from those soldiers to implement Barak's eviction orders.

So Barak is now actively rooting out potential flies in his ointment, in particular those within and outside the army who might break those ground-rules which made the Gush Katif evacuation so readily achievable.

"No Refusing Orders in the Ranks" and "No Violent Demonstrations by Civilians".  

Thus – out goes Rabbi Melamed (refusal) and Rabbi Shapira (suspected violence). And in comes Rav Rafi Peretz (appeasement).

While the Land of Israel camp sits on its hands, Ehud Barak is diligently preparing the ground work for a huge forced movement of Israel's population from "The State of Palestine" into whatever may remain of the State of Israel.