The First Convention of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu (the Land of Israel is Ours)
[ Rabbi Meir Kahane’s H”YD ideology and aspirations for the Jewish people and Eretz Yisrael continues through his students MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari, Baruch Marzel, Itamar Ben-Gvir and their supporters, as seen in this first convention of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu]
The first convention of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu (The Land of Israel is Ours) took place Monday evening, March 26, 2012, at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. Five hundred participants from all parts of Israel traveled to Tel Aviv to be involved in this first-time convention.
The convention opened with Ariel Zilber playing and singing his lively songs, which he did throughout the evening, to the rhythmic claps of the audience.
The conference started with a speech by MK Dr. Michael ben-Ari to the standing ovation and applause of the audience. Ben-Ari attacked the Supreme Court of Justice for its rejection of the compromise agreement with the residents ofMigron. He blasted the court which ignores illegal construction by Arabs. Ben-Ari said: “the ‘enlightened’ judges do not enforce the law in Umm al-Fahmand Rahat, but are great heroes when it comes to Migron.”
Ben-Ari called upon, the residents of Migron and all of the settlements to stop being naive and talking and working with the government. With pain on his face Ben-Ari said, “The Land of Israel is our mother and one does not compromise or make agreements about one’s mother.” We all have to fight for our land.It is not only the settlers fight.
Speakers included, parliamentary aid to Ben-Ari, Itamar-Ben Gvir, Attorney Rachamin Cohen, Professor Israel Hanukoglu , founder of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu, Rabbi Shalom Wolpe, , MK, Prof. Ariel Eldad from Ichud Leumi , Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Arba and Hebron, Rabbi Dov Lior, and others who hold positions in the Eretz Yisrael Shelanu party. All strongly praised MK Dr. Michael ben-Ari, and were in agreement that the Land belongs to the Jewish people, every inch of sand is ours.
Baruch Marzel, the chairman of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu, explained that we need the people from Tel Aviv, Haifa, Akko, Netanya, people from all of Israel to help conquer Judea and Samaria. We need the people of Eretz Yisrael to fight for our land in Judea and Samaria, not only the individual settlements as they are being razed to the ground.
Both MK Dr. Michael ben-Ari and Baruch Marzel spoke about the group being called extremists. Their answers were, “We are extreme in loving Jews, in loving the Land of Israel and loving Torah. If that is called extremism, then we are indeed extremists.” Baruch said “All the Land of Israel belongs to us and our enemies have to be expelled from our Land:”
The activities of MK Dr. Michael ben-Ari were shown on films and joining him were Baruch Marzel and Itamar-Ben Gvir. The crowd of 500 from all walks of life, went wild with shouts and applause.
The convention was ended by MK Dr. Michael ben-Ari, who couldn’t start his speech as the standing ovation and applause by the audience went on without an end in-sight. When he finally calmed the crowd down and started to speak, Ben-Ari said, “ NO ‘two-state solution". Bibi and Meretz are the same as they both wantto give away the country with their ‘two state solution’. It is Our Land and we do not give away a grain of sand. We build throughout the Land. All shouted “Eretz Yisrael Shelanu” which was the shout throughout the convention.