We are happy to announce that because of the huge response to the
conference on the application of Israeli Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria,
that will take place, please G-d, Tuesday January 1st at
6:00pm, we are moving the conference to a larger venue.
The new location for the conference is the Conference Room in the
newly refurbished Bayit Vegan Guest House Rechov Hapisga 8 in Bayit
Public transportation: Egged bus route 33 or Light Rail Har Herzl Train
Parking: Street parking, or at the light rail parking lot on Herzl Street
Registration to our conference continues!
To register: firstname.lastname@example.org
for the full program: http://www.womeningreen.org.il/Jan012012.php
Yehudit Katsover 050-7161818 and Nadia Matar 050-5500834
Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria Will Close the Political Channel
for the Arabs - the Third Conference
The Women in Green movement has now begun the preparations for the
third conference for the application of Israeli sovereignty over Judea
and Samaria. Following the success of the first two conferences, the
movement expects large numbers of participants to come from all over
The third conference will be held on Tuesday, January
1, 2013 in Jerusalem, with the
participation of prominent personalities: government ministers,
Members of Knesset, rabbis, academics, and other public figures.
The conference is being organized and produced by Women in Green and
co-sponsored by Just Peace For Israel and the Jewish Press.com.
Lectures will be in Hebrew with simultaneous translation into English.
The conference organizers, Women in Green leaders Yehudit Katsover and
Nadia Matar, say that the upcoming conference will focus on providing
answers to questions that have arisen regarding the call for the
application of Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.
They state that among the speakers at the conference, Minister of
Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein will relate to
the international consequences of the application of sovereignty;
coalition chairman MK Zeev Elkin will speak on the natural transition
from the content of the Edmond Levy report to the application of
sovereignty; MK Yariv Levin will talk about the question of
legislation in the Knesset; Moshe Feiglin, Chairman, Jewish Leadership
in the Likud, will offer guidelines on the way to turn declarations
into actual political action; Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, Knesset candidate
on the Habayit Hayehudi list, will address the moral aspect of the
application of sovereignty over the Promised Land of Eretz Israel.
Katsover and Matar further speak of the contents of the upcoming
conference: "Israel Prize laureate Geula Cohen will deliver greetings
to those attending the conference, and will remind all of us that the
skies did not fall when she herself passed the Jerusalem and Golan
Heights Law in the Knesset, nor will the skies fall when Israel will
apply its sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. Edmond Levy committee
member Adv. Alan Baker will present the main points of the Edmond Levy
As regards the Edmond Levy report, Katsover and Matar mention the
importance of the Israeli public assimilating its conclusions: "The
leftward-biased Talia Sasson report gained recognition and legitimacy,
while the report of Justice Edmond Levi is attacked for its presumed
rightward bias. The Edmond Levy report must take its proper place in
the public-governmental discourse, and action must be taken in
accordance with it. Consequently, Adv. Baker's words are of central
importance in the approaching conference."
Dr. Mordechai Kedar will speak on the expected response to this step
from the direction of the Arabs, and a special panel will discuss the
question that concerns many among the Israeli public, namely, the
status of the Arabs after the application of sovereignty. Caroline
Glick, senior editor at the Jerusalem Post and Latma editor, Prof.
Aryeh Eldad, Adv. Elyakim Haetzni, and Dr. Martin Sherman will
participate in the panel, which will be moderated by Eran Bar-Tal,
economics editor at Maariv.
In the artistic part of the conference, Karni Eldad will provide
musical accompaniment, and the Latma team will present a video skit
produced especially for the conference.
On the importance of the application of sovereignty, Katsover and
Matar say: "The reality in which territory in Eretz Israel remains
without clear political status leaves options open in the eyes of the
Arabs, and also for the Europeans, the Americans, and the rest of the
world. New plans for how to get rid of the heart of the Promised Land
pop up all the time. Forty-five years after the fact, action must be
taken, to apply Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, and to put
a stop to the humiliating buying and selling of the heart of our
The two estimate that the storm that the application of sovereignty
will arouse in the world will be much smaller than the hurricane
expected by those apprehensive of the move. "Upon the application of
sovereignty, after the protests by the world's hypocrites, the
situation will return to normal. The Arabs, of course, will go through
the motions of 'non-acceptance,' but deep in their hearts they know
that Israeli rule is the best for them, economically, medically,
On the logistic preparations for the conference, the two tell that the
initial reports on the upcoming conference have already appeared on
the Internet, and registration by those wishing to attend is
continuing at a lively pace. They note that the attendees are among
the supporters and lovers of Eretz Israel from throughout all Israel.
Katsover and Matar tell of the great interest concerning the event and
the many questions directed to them, mainly questions of feasibility
and practical questions about the application of sovereignty. For
them, this is a most necessary and logical step: "While, a decade and
a half ago, talk about the Oslo Accords and a Palestinian state as an
Israeli diplomatic goal was accepted, we now can see the sharp
turnabout that has occurred among the Israeli public. This is evident
both in the results of the recent primaries, and in the current polls
in advance of the coming election. The people in Israel has sobered up
from the illusions of the left, and chooses to return to Eretz Israel
and to nationalism. When this is the discourse that is on the rise,
there is also a growing understanding among the people that only
actual possession of and sovereignty over the entire land will bring
security, and at the end of the day, also peace from strength."
Yehudit Katsover - 050-7161818, Nadia Matar - 050-5500834
The Movement for Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
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