Zionist Extremists Campaign for Hebron Projects

Sep. 2, 2007

A Brooklyn advertising guide aimed at the Jewish community, "The Vues", contained an ad this week asking Jews to donate to religious celebrations on a regular basis at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The banner read, "Be a Part of Hebron". It went on: "In the tradition of our forefathers, you can entertain guests in the Cave of Machpelah. Remember a loved one or wish a recovery to someone sick. Help sponsor a project in the Cave of Machpelah. Your name will be mentioned during the High Holidays in the Cave of Machpelah.

Details were given as to the projects: "Choose your way to help! Daily: a day of coffee, cold drinks and cake $25. Weekly Shabbos meals: lunch $200, late afternoon meal $180. Shabbos Hebron Chaya Sara: provide kiddush to over 20,000 guests $10,000. Sponsor a child in the Torah school. Children learn 363 days a year, using the intensive Zilberman method $180 per month. Sponsor a kiddush one of the days of Rosh Hashanah $360 each. Provide for those fasting on Tzom Gedaliah to break their fast $180. Provide 1 hour of learning every day during the ten days of repentance $180. Provide for those fasting in the Cave of Machpelah on Yom Kippur to break their fast $500. Buy the honor of Maftir Yonah or opening and closing the ark in the Cave of Machpelah highest bidder."

In large letters at the bottom, the ad stated, "All projects are under the guidance of Rav Levinger and Baruch Marzel."

Our comment:

This campaign is a good example of the way Zionists raise money while disguising their true goals. The ad is replete with Jewish words and references to Jewish celebrations and holidays. The donor may not realize that these projects are vehicles to boost support for the settler movement in Kiryat Arba, under the leadership of the extremist criminals Levinger and Marzel. (Both have served prison time for their assaults on Palestinians.)