PHOTO LINK BELOW: A group of 50 American Jews arrived in Israel, Sunday, November 15, for a highly-original four-day tour of Judea, Samaria and eastern Yerushalayim. Their main message, intended for the White House, is: Jews have the right to live in all areas of Israel.
According to Dov Hikind, Democratic State Assemblyman(D-NY), leading the mission, “Our goal is to send a clear message to Washington and President Obama that Jews will continue to live in Judea and Samaria and the ultimate commitment American Jews can make is to actually come and buy property in these areas as this will ensure these communities’ security and growth.”
Highlights of the mission (open to media) include:
·Monday Touring of Samaria Settlements to Ariel, Alon Moreh, Har Grizim & the Gilad Farm
·Tuesday Touring Shilo, Amona, Shdema and Tekoa
·Wednesday Touring of eastern Jerusalem Jewish Neighborhoods and cornerstone laying of new project in Nof Tzion (near Jabel Mukaber).
The mission will bring participants to developing projects in the territories. Hikind says they will be encouraged to make purchases at this time. “Rather than buying second homes in Florida, people must consider buying in our historical homeland,” adding, “We will show the Obama administration that Israel and Jews the world over will never be told where to live or build in our ancient homeland.”
YWN PHOTO LINK: Click HERE for photos by Heshy Rubenstein – Israel.
(YWN Desk – Jerusalem)