16 Menachem Av 5771
My daughter, Geula Girl, wrote the following:
(Quoting Ohr Hara'ayon) "Eretz Yisrael was given by G-d as a vessel to house Israel so they could be separated from the abominations of the nations and from their alien culture, and so they would establish there a holy, pure and complete society and state according to G-d's mitzvot and under His Heavenly yoke."
If Am Israel doesn't separate from the nations and keep mitvoth there is no longer a purpose for Eretz Yisrael. This is why it is so tragic that so called "religious" Jews throw out halachah; distort Torah and call for unity with goyim for the sake of holding on to the land. Eretz Yisrael has its place within Judaism, but many have raised it above Torah and mitzvot and turned it into a new religion, i.e. Zionism. In this religion, Jewish Zionists and non-Jewish Zionists can all become one as "Biblical Zionists" and worship the land together. What a shame that these Zionists are doing the exact opposite of what they claim to be. Instead of bringing the redemption, where Israel will live in peace and never be divided again, they are delaying the redemption by mixing with the nations, going against halachah and throwing off the yoke of Hashem.
Quote from a "religious" Jewish Zionist: "...the cause of Israel goes beyond our respective religions."