A senior delegation of the Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) met today with Ambassador Andrew Standley, the Head of the European Union in Israel, to present the Torah view on the issue of giving up land to the Arabs.
The rabbis made it clear that the majority of rabbis in Israel and abroad are of the opinion that is absolutely forbidden to give up an inch of land to the Arabs based on the clear Halacha in the Jewish Code of Law Chapter 329 that the sanctity of life overrides all other considerations and giving up land has proven more than once that it leads to violence, bloodshed and INstability. “As rabbis we are committed to peace and promote peace but a true and lasting peace not one that will blow up in our faces before the ink often agreement has a chance to dry,” they told the ambassador
Rabbi Joseph Gerlitzky, the rabbi of Central Tel Aviv and Chairman of the RCP that although Jews are obligated to observe the Torah precepts even if we don’t understand their meaning but in the case of the above ruling that it is forbidden to give up land currently under Israeli control is understood by everyone. Even a young child understands that it leads terrorism, bloodshed and missiles.
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