Yehuda Lave is chosen to be the Jounalist to cover the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference for Jewish Newspapers and Video of Trump with Pence at his side declaring Jerusalem to be the undivded capital of Israel on behalf of the United States
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I hope that people will realize that like our family who experienced the creation of the state 70 years ago, we today experienced the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Jerusalem. Many people didn't give Trump a chance when he was elected, but it seems clear to anyone with an open mind, that G-d had him elected for this very event. Jews all over the world are dancing in the streets tonight. Please don't forget this historic day.
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These are my pictures on You tube from me sitting in the front row of the Jerusalem Post conference where I was chosen as the Journalist to spread the conference information.
The entire 6 hour conference is on You Tube that I have the link below my pictures from You Tube
Join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, who are headlining a prestigious list of officials addressing the diplomatic community's most burning topics - live and uncensored. To watch what you've missed, check out www.JPost.com
The video is too large to put on the blog, so I have included the link below--Just click on it and it will take you to Youtube
President Trump URGENT Speech on Jerusalem Status 12/06/2017
President Trump declares Jerusalem as Israel's capital, orders move US embassy from Tel Avi to Jerusalem
RIVLIN FOCUSES ON 'OLD NEIGHBORS AND COUSINS' IN JPOST CONFERENCE SPEECH
BY GREER FAY CASHMAN DECEMBER 6, 2017 17:59 Arabs and Jews "are not condemned to live together, but are destined to live together.
President Reuven Rivlin interview by 'Jerusalem Post' Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz at the Jerusalem Post's 2017 Diplomatic Conference, December 6, 2017
President Reuven Rivlin interviewed by 'Jerusalem Post' Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz at the Jerusalem Post's 2017 Diplomatic Conference, December 6, 2017.
The fact that President Reuven Rivlin is a seventh-generation Jerusalemite was raised more than once at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Wednesday, during a conversation with The Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief Yaakov Katz at the Post's Diplomatic Conference.
Katz, noting the president's Jerusalem pedigree, asked Rivlin how he felt about his potential new neighbor, to which the president replied: "We always had neighbors, not new, we are cousins." Noting that Jews and Arabs have been neighbors for the past 200 years, Rivlin emphasized that Jews and Muslims, as well as Christians, feel a particular kinship toward Jerusalem. He reiterated what he has often said since assuming office three-and-a-half years ago: "We are not condemned to live together, but are destined to live together."
As soon as both sides realize this, he said, it will end the tragedy that has plagued Jews and Muslims for so long.
Rivlin called the conflict a tragedy that could end if Jews and Arabs agree to live together, or one that could become eternal, if no such agreement is reached.
There is a need to build confidence between the two sides, he insisted. "We have to learn to know each other."
Seventy-eight years ago, when Rivlin was born, there were some 200,000 Jews in the land of Israel, he said. In 1945, there were 400,000. And in 1948 – bolstered by survivors who had risen from the ashes of the Holocaust – the Jewish population increased to somewhere between 600,000 and 700,000.
Today, the population of Israel verges on nine million, of which 6.5 million are Jews, he said.
"Our neighbors, our cousins, have to realize that we are here to stay. And we have to realize that for those born here, this is also their motherland."
As he often does, Rivlin declared there is no conflict between running a state that is both Jewish and democratic.
With regard to recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Rivlin pointed out that all new ambassadors come to Jerusalem to present their credentials to the president. When they meet with various government ministers, it's in Jerusalem, and when they visit the Knesset, which has "the best show in town," they come to Jerusalem, because "the Parliament of Israel is in Jerusalem." Quoting prime minister Menachem Begin, Rivlin added: "Sometimes you have to state the obvious."
"And the obvious," Rivlin said, "is that Jerusalem is the actual capital of Israel."
Prior to his election as president, Rivlin was a long-time die-hard Likudnik. When Katz tried to get him to comment on the current ills of Likud, he declined, saying the role of president was an apolitical position and therefore he could not comment.
When the conversation turned to Diaspora Jewry, Rivlin conceded that there is a crisis between Israel and American Jewry. But he noted that there was also a crisis in the early years of the state. "We are brothers with different ideas of the connection between church and state. We have to learn to know one another. There are differences, but we are one family and understand that despite arguments and disagreements we are all one family."
In a similar context, Rivlin pointed to the different sectors in Israel society that he said are isolated from each other. "We have to meet each other. We are all part of one nation," he said."
When Katz asked whether Israel was responsible for Diaspora Jews, Rivlin quoted the ancient Jewish teaching that we are responsible for each other but added, "You can't be responsible if you don't know each other."
When the conversation shifted from the Diaspora to Israel's northern border, Rivlin stressed the importance of Israel's capability to defend it. He also warned of inroads Iran is making into the region and declared that Iran remains the number-one supporter of terrorism and poses a danger, not just to Israel, but to the entire region.
The Iranians are creating a territorial corridor between Iran and Lebanon, which is an impossible situation from Israel's point of view, he said. "Israel can and will protect its borders," he asserted, adding that it would be dangerous to the very existence of Israel if Iran acquires nuclear capability.
The final question that Katz asked was whether Yigal Amir, the assassin of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, might after more than 20 years in prison, receive a pardon. Rivlin made it very clear that would not happen.
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Additional nations said to consider moving embassies to Jerusalem
As Trump prepares to recognize capital, Philippines and an unnamed Eastern European country among states that reportedly contact Foreign Ministry to discuss issueBy TOI STAFFToday, 3:58 pm
US President Donald Trump's expected Wednesday announcement that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital and plans to move its embassy there from Tel Aviv has reportedly led leaders of other countries to express interest in moving their missions to the city.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte sent a message to Israel that he wanted to move his country's embassy to the capital, Israel's Kan public broadcaster reported Wednesday.
Other countries have also contacted the Foreign Ministry, some of them to explore moving their embassies to Jerusalem, the report said, including an unnamed state in Eastern Europe.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he gives a speech at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, June 1, 2017. (AFP/NOEL CELIS)
Though leaders of countries around the world have criticized the planned move by Trump, with some Muslim nations warning it could lead to an "escalation" of tensions, in Jerusalem the news was welcomed.
The municipality announced it will hold a celebration in Kikar Safra, "like the celebration of November 29" when the United Nations, in 1947, agreed to a partition plan which paved the way for the Jewish state.
In his first public comments alluding to the US's expected announcement Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised "important expressions" of Israel's national identity, "especially today."
Speaking in a video posted to his Facebook page, Netanyahu said he would have further comments on Trump's expected move later in the day.
This is what we would have had under Hillary,the destruction of the land of Israel. Will the Jews that voted for her ever admit they were in error?
Deputy DNC Chairman:'Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital a horrible tragedy'
Deputy chair of Democratic National Committee Keith Ellison warns President Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
A top Democrat warned President Donald Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital Monday night, calling the expected declaration "a horrible tragedy".
While White House officials have remained mum on the issue, with the president's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner claiming the president remains undecided on the issue, senior US officials have told various Israel and American news outlets that Trump is likely to announce the policy change this week.
On Monday, Democratic National Committee deputy chief and Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison also expressed opposition to the possible announcement on Jerusalem, calling it a "horrible tragedy".
"I believe in a two-state solution – an Israeli state and a Palestinian state side by side in peace and security," Ellison told Democracy Now!. "So issues of where the capitals will be has always been something that will be negotiated in the course of a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians."
"This unilateral departure from that is really upsetting the idea that we're going to have a negotiated settlement," Ellison said. "It is something simply that will delay peace and make it much more difficult to obtain peace in the Middle East, and it is another dramatic departure from diplomacy, from negotiated settlements. It's just Trump stomping all over what we've been trying to do as a nation to foster a negotiated two-state solution for many, many years. So it's really a horrible tragedy."
Ellison, who in the past expressed support for Nation of Islam leader and black supremacist Louis Farrakhan, denied claims of anti-Semitism last year when he ran for the DNC's top post.
"The United States foreign policy in the Middle East is governed by what is good or bad through a country of 7 million people," Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, is heard saying. "A region of 350 million all turns on a country of 7 million. Does that make sense? Is that logic? Right? When the Americans who trace their roots back to those 350 million get involved, everything changes. Can I say that again?"
19 Kislev - The "New Year" of Chassidism.
The 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev (that's today) is celebrated as the "Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism." It was on this date, in the year 1798, that the founder of Chabad Chassidism, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745–1812), was freed from his imprisonment in czarist Russia. More than a personal liberation, this was a watershed event in the history of Chassidism, heralding a new era in the revelation of the "inner soul" of Torah.
The public dissemination of the teachings of Chassidism had in fact begun two generations earlier. The founder of the chassidic movement, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698–1760), revealed to his disciples gleanings from the mystical soul of Torah which had previously been the sole province of select Kabbalists in each generation. This work was continued by the Baal Shem Tov's disciple, Rabbi DovBer, the "Maggid of Mezeritch"—who is also deeply connected with the date of "19 Kislev": on this day in 1772, 26 years before Rabbi Schneur Zalman's release from prison, the Maggid returned his soul to his Maker. Before his passing, he said to his disciple, Rabbi Schneur Zalman: "This day is our yom tov (festival)."
Rabbi Schneur Zalman went much farther than his predecessors, bringing these teachings to broader segments of the Jewish population of Eastern Europe. More significantly, Rabbi Schneur Zalman founded the "Chabad" approach—a philosophy and system of study, meditation, and character refinement that made these abstract concepts rationally comprehensible and practically applicable in daily life.
In its formative years, the chassidic movement was the object of strong, and often venomous, opposition from establishment rabbis and laymen. Even within the chassidic community, a number of Rabbi Schneur Zalman's contemporaries and colleagues felt that he had "gone too far" in tangibilizing and popularizing the hitherto hidden soul of Torah.
In the fall of 1798, Rabbi Schneur Zalman was arrested on charges that his teachings and activities threatened the imperial authority of the czar, and was imprisoned in an island fortress in the Neva River in Petersburg. In his interrogations, he was compelled to present to the czar's ministers the basic tenets of Judaism and explain various points of chassidic philosophy and practice. After 53 days, he was exonerated of all charges and released.
Rabbi Schneur Zalman saw these events as a reflection of what was transpiring Above. He regarded his arrest as but the earthly echo of a heavenly indictment against his revelation of the most intimate secrets of the Torah. And he saw his release as signifying his vindication in the heavenly court. Following his liberation on 19 Kislev, he redoubled his efforts, disseminating his teachings on a far broader scale, and with more detailed and "down-to-earth" explanations, than before.
The nineteenth of Kislev therefore marks the "birth" of Chassidism: the point at which it was allowed to emerge from the womb of "mysticism" into the light of day, to grow and develop as an integral part of Torah and Jewish life.
See you Tomorrow, on this historic day of declaring Jerusalem the undivided capital of Jerusalem