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    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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Fierce Debate Over the Map in Knesset Meeting Today

A fierce debate was expected to take place today during the government meeting, regarding the National Priorities map, between the Labor ministers and Netanyahu. The point of conflict is the priority status granted to communities located outside of the large settlement blocs. Shas is considering opposing the new map, because "the periphery settlements and the communities of the Gush Katif evacuaees were not included"

David Shmueli 13/12/2009 12:45
A fierce disagreement was expected to take place between the Labor ministers, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, regarding giving communities outside of the larger settlement bloc the status of "national priority". Israeli government met this morning to reach a decision about a major issue on the national agenda: The National Priorities map.

Shas was weighing the possibility of opposing the map, if certain changes were not  made. According to Minister Eli Yishai, the reason he opposes the map is because it "pushes out the periphery settlements, and does not include the communities of evacuees from Gush Katif." Senior Shas officials said that the Shas ministers would be willing to make a compromise, if alternative forms of assistance were provided for those areas.

It is not certain whether Ashkelon and Ma'aleh Adumim will be included in the map. The general-director of the Prime Minister's office cautioned Netnayhu that a change in the list of settlements might not be approved by the High Court of Justice – and may even incur significant additional costs to the government.

A statement issued by the Prime Minister's office on Thursday said that different possibilities were being considered, but that no final decision had been made. A date for the vote on the issue had also not been set. Defense Minister Ehud Barak asked to schedule to vote for next week, while the Prime Minister wanted to settle the issue today.

Meanwhile, criticism is already being expressed in Europe. The Europeans claim that the true significance of the map is to strengthen settlements that may eventually be slated for dismantlement, in a future peace agreement with the Palestinians. That claim is an expression of doubt as to whether Netanyahu has any serious intentions of conducting further negotiations in the region.

YNET reported an hour ago, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested during the weekly cabinet meeting that the Defense Ministry appoint a ministerial committee to decide on a list of cities, villages, and settlements to be included in the national priorities map.