Israeli Rabbis Thank Trump: "Fulfilling Jeremiah's Prophecy" - סרוגים

Israeli Rabbis Thank Trump: "Fulfilling Jeremiah's Prophecy"

The Chief Rabbis of Israel sent a letter to the White House, thanking President Trump for his recognition of the legality of Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria. In their letter the Rabbis claimed that the reversal of the US policy was "fulfilling the prophecy of Jeremiah"

Israeli Rabbis Thank Trump: "Fulfilling Jeremiah's Prophecy"
  US President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations headquarters, in New York City, USA. September 26, 2018. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPOn

Following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's dramatic announcement yesterday in which the Trump Administration is allowing Israeli effectively settlement in Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank) and will be considered legal, the Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, wrote a letter to President Trump thanking him for his decisions supporting Israel.

The letter, which was signed by over 200 Israeli Rabbis from communities across the country and published exclusively in Srugim News, claimed the reversal of the US policy and the cancellation of the Hansell Memorandum was "fulfilling the prophecy of Jeremiah".

"Over 2,500 years ago, the Prophet Jeremiah claimed that the nation of Israel would return to the hills of Samaria and plant their vineyards there. He told his nation that 'This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity, the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: ‘The Lord bless you, you prosperous city, you sacred mountain" wrote the Rabbis.

The Rabbis claimed that "We get to live in the generation where these prophecies are fulfilled word for word. 130 years ago, Jew from all over the world started returning to Israel. 72 years ago, the nation was freed from foreign rule. 52 years ago we returned to Jerusalem, Hebron, and the rest of Judea and Samaria. Our enemies did not accept this, and are still trying to stop the process. But God has promised to Abraham that 'Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies', and we have seen with our own eyes how 'Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you'".

"We are grateful for the blessing of peace, of the hills of Israel producing fruit, and of the Israeli economy gathering strength" claimed the signed leaders. "We are grateful that the world recognizes Israel's mission to bring joy and hope to the world, to strengthen justice and bring everlasting peace. Two years ago we got your recognition of the central position Jerusalem has in our country, followed by recognition of the Golan Heights – and now we are blessed with your recognition of the legality of the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria".

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, writer of the letter to President Trump. Photo by Haim Goldberg\Srugim News

In the second part of their letter, the Chief Rabbis praised Trump for his actions and support of Israel, which have recieved widespread praise from supporters who believe that this president has done more than any other president in Israel's history on securing the State of Israel. According to the letter, "The United States of America were one of the first countries to support the founding of the State of Israel. The presidents of the US were honored to support Israel, and be part of the fulfillment of the Prophet's predictions of the return of Zion and the foundation of the State of Israel. It is a rare honor for you to be the first President to lead this recognition".

"God made a promise to Abraham, that 'I will bless those who bless you'. He promised the prophet Isaiah that 'For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow'. President Trump, you are blessed to see the fulfillment of this prophecy".

The letter concluded with the Rabbis claiming that "we are sure you will be remembered in the history of Israel as the leader who stood fearlessly by our side. May God bless you and fulfill you as he promised Joshua: 'Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go'".

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