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A Peace Agreement Made by the Netanyahu Government with the Saudis? Rabbi Yisrael Ariel Explains Why We Should Say, No!

It was reported in the religious media that a very influential Religious-Zionist Bezalel Smotrich trusts Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu will make an acceptable peace treaty with the Saudis. Rabbi Yisrael Ariel who has written several books about the Biblical borders of the land of Israel and who heads the Temple Institute was asked to respond to the views of Bezalel Smotrich on the issue of peace with the Saudis. This is a translation of his response.

Regarding A Peace Agreement with the Saudis:

  • A: Any peace agreement with the Arabs is at the expense of the Land of Israel. Such as: giving up territories, independence for the Palestinians and more.
  • B: A peace agreement with the Arabs is not worth the paper they sign. By them everything is – ‘Hudna’! Namely, a ceasefire for the purpose of organizing for the next war.
  • C: The demands of the Saudis, among other things, are: to receive sophisticated planes, as well as a nuclear reactor for the needs of “peace”, everything is preparations for war with Israel.
  • D: The Americans don’t care about Israel but themselves, they don’t care about selling out Israel, and when necessary, they will abandon us, just as they abandon Ukraine to the Russians.
  • E: Smotrich “trusts” the Prime Minister. How can you trust the one who initiated the solution: “two states for two peoples”? In this way he abandoned and abandons the people and the Land of Israel: Judea and Samaria, the Negev and the Galilee, and the Jordan Valley.

Conclusion: “We have no one to trust but our Father in Heaven.”

With heartache and prayer for salvation

Yisrael  Ariel

Comment by the editor: I would prefer the rabbi would use the example of abandoning Afghanistan. At this stage in time, America’s support for Ukraine is mixed. America is not doing everything possible to ensure the borders of Ukraine as promised in the Budapest Memorandum, but does provide weapons and other aid. I prefer the rabbi use a precedent that is clear to everybody.

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A Selection of sayings of the Vilna Gaon regarding beliefs, extracted from most of the writings of his disciples, of those faithful to him, and from some of his own writings.


The fact that a person puts off performing a mitzvah until the morrow leads to his not performing it at all, rather, as soon as he has the opportunity he should immediately perform it – to Proverbs 10/8, 14/23, 27/1

If not now, then when?” (Avot I) – the Sages did not say ”if not today”, for even on the same day, one should already now, perform the mitzvah.- to Proverbs 6:9

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Tekhelet Has Been Rediscovered !

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Here at https://vilnagaon.org/ we also have an article about Tekhelet
Read:   A Solution to Fundamental Problems Regarding Tekhelet

by Shlomo Moshe Scheinman (the author , in the past has written articles with the Haskama of prominent Rabbis , such as, the author of Otzrote Haraaya, Rabbi Moshe Zuriel (Tzuriel) and Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, head of the Temple Institute, מכון המקדש.)