A Spirit of Youth and Renewal is animating the Sovereignty movement
Our national holidays will soon be arriving – Pesach, Independence Day and Jerusalem Day and we thank the Almighty that we have the privilege of living during this special generation, a generation of rebirth. And together, we can add another layer to the rebirth and to the promotion of sovereignty.
Thank Heaven, the subject of sovereignty has penetrated well into the political system as well as into the public’s awareness, but there is still much work to be done before it will be enshrined in legislation.
The tenth issue of the Sovereignty Journal
Issue no. 10 of the political journal is now being prepared and G-d willing, 200,000 copies will be published and distributed by Jerusalem Day. We thank the donors, who believe, as we do, that even in the era of social networks, Facebook and Twitter, there is still a place for printed news media.
The Sovereignty Budget
The subject of sovereignty can gain even greater momentum if we have a bigger budget. In the most recent crowd fund-raising event in December, we raised an amount that enabled us to begin work on the TAMA plan and hold several conferences. But it turns out that the expenses are much greater than we anticipated, especially due to advertising and if we want to strengthen the Sovereignty Campaign, we must raise much more money. It would be a shame to waste the opportunity that we now have, with the sympathetic American administration. We must seize the moment and this window of opportunity. Your contributions and help will be gratefully received! And if you know of other people, whether in Israel or abroad, who would like to take part and donate toward the sovereignty awareness revolution, please contact us and help us to reach out to them.
Many Youths have joined the Sovereignty Movement
A new group of teenagers and young adults has joined the Sovereignty Movement and embarked on an extensive hasbara (public relations) campaign in various Israeli cities with the slogan “The People supports sovereignty”. There are now Sovereignty youth representatives in Jerusalem, Modiin, Lod, Givat Shmuel, Tel Aviv, Rosh HaAyin, Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak, Gedera, Kiryat Gat, Ashkelon, Beersheva, Dimona, Natanya, Kfar Saba, Petach Tikva, Haifa, Moreshet, Tiberias. Stickers, ribbons, flyers and pens will be distributed. Encourage the younger generation in your area to join them. For details: Yair Buchnik and Asaf Jayson
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The TAMA 100 (Strategic Outline Plan) is progressing too. As you may recall, when we discovered that Judea and Samaria are not included in the State of Israel’s official TAMA plans, we decided that to make sovereignty a reality we would need to prepare a plan with details of how Israel would look in its 100th year. We assert that the Land of Israel is one unit, geographically, ecologically, historically, in matters of security, etc.and thus that needs planning.
Architect Yoram Ginsburg, senior lecturer at the University of Ariel School of Architecture, is coordinating the project for us, together with Avraham Shvut, geographer and specialist in regional entrepreneurial projects and development. The experts who will be working on the project have already been recruited. The topics that they will cover include: treasury, economy and tourism, property appraisal and land use, ecology, national infrastructure and others.
We hope that within a year we will be able to collate the results of the work into a brochure that will be distributed to every home in Israel and there will be a film that describes how life would be under sovereignty. It is important to note that the document will be an outline of a direction and not a detailed plan. The official TAMA funded by the State of Israel, TAMA 35, was about 10 years in planning and cost approximately 10 million shekels.
Upcoming Sovereignty Conference in Tel Aviv on May 6th,2018
Our next conference, which, among other things, will deal with the subject of the TAMA, will be held, G-d willing, on May 6th 2018 in Tel Aviv at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) Conference Center on 2 Ahuzat Habayit street. Please note the date in your calendar and start talking about it to your friends and family who live in the area.
The Oz veGaon Preserve, which we founded together with you, on the night that we learned of the murder of Gil-ad, Eyal and Naftali,hy”d, has become a bustling educational-tourism-cultural site and continues to attract many groups of visitors from Israel and abroad, who come to enjoy the scenery, the atmosphere, the recreational equipment, the Zionist Boulevard and the lectures on Zionism. Among these groups were, for instance, tourists who came recently from Gush Dan, accompanied by guides Gen. (res.) Uzi Dayan and Yoav Rabinowitz.
Tuesday mornings there are lessons in the Women’s Beit Midrash, in which dozens of women take part, from Kiryat Arba-Hevron, Gush Etzion and Jerusalem. The lectures (in Hebrew) are uploaded to our YouTube channel. In the evenings, there is a Beit Midrash for men, led by Rav Mor Bergman.
The public is invited to come to the preserve and contribute to the Jewish presence at this important and strategic location in the heart of Gush Etzion. The place is suitable for family gatherings, picnics and barbecues.
Independence Day Eve at Oz veGaon – A Special Program!
On Independence Day eve, Wednesday, the 3rd of Iyar at 21:00, April 18th, G-d willing, we will hold a special program of words and music. “Our country, through the poems and songs of Yoram TaharLev”, who will be a recipient of the Israel Prize this year. Seventy years of history, moving, nostalgic and full of hope. With Dr. Joseph Priel, teacher of Tanach. Hold the date for us! More information to follow.
To register for transportation from Jerusalem: Renee Margolis 0547103240
With the Almighty’s help, we will continue in the spirit of the Haggadah to be active and progress toward full sovereignty over the expanse of our Land. The meaning of “’To see ourselves as if we went out of Egypt’, is not a return to the past, but the opposite! The meaning of seeing ourselves as belonging to the exodus from Egypt is unlimited renewal” (And You Shall Teach your Children, Rav Eli Adler).
See you at our activities!
With great appreciation, Chag sameach!
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar