A Jewish “Terrorist” Organization We Can Be Proud Of

Illustrative. IDF troops operate in a Palestinian village.

A Jewish woman and her son were rescued from an Arab village near Shechem in a complex IDF operation early Tuesday morning.

The woman was being held against her will in a Palestinian village and was subject to terrible abuse. She turned to the anti-assimilation group Lehava, the very group that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told PA President Mahmoud Abbas he will be designating as a foreign terrorist organization.

“This is a woman with whom we’ve been in contact for a long time,” Lehava chairman Bentzi Gopstein told Arutz Sheva. “She was crying for help. It was a very complex IDF evacuation because her [Arab] family didn’t want her to leave.”

According to Religious Zionist chairman Betzalel Smotrich, the lives of the woman and son hung in the balance prior to the rescue in a race between the IDF and the PA security forces.

They are now safe in one of Lehava’s safe homes. Gopstein made a special trip from northern Israel, where he is vacationing with his family, to meet the woman and ensure she has everything she needs.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. al zeh neemar: “kol hamirachem al haachzarim sofo lihiyos achzar al harachmanim” in other words: misplaced mercy leads to cruelty on the innocent!

  2. JayD and Bklyntrucker: Why bother saving any Jew, right? Vayikra 19:17 commands us what to do in just this situation:
     לֹֽא־תִשְׂנָא אֶת־אָחִיךָ בִּלְבָבֶךָ הוֹכֵחַ תּוֹכִיחַ אֶת־עֲמִיתֶךָ וְלֹֽא־תִשָּׂא עָלָיו חֵֽטְא
    We cannot get away with merely hating an errant Jew’s behavior and doing nothing to bring them back to a life of virtue. Rather, we must take action. The Torah wants us to pull them out of their errancy and give them rebuke. Otherwise, we will end up bearing a portion of their sin.

  3. Efsher ken men zogin: shtait i Torah: “v’nikla achicha l’aynecha…the gemara says: kivan sheniklah (she was hit) hrei hu k’achicha lchol davar”(she’s our fellow counterpart)!!! shes therefore included in “lo saamod al dam rayacha”!!!😄