For those who are home, and for those who are on the way. For those who support the historic and just return of the land of Israel to its people, forever loyal to their inheritance, and its restoration.
With singular devotion to your identity and your values, you set out to lead your country. And you succeeded. I am also committed to leading my nation, with devotion to its identity and its values. You can certainly understand that one cannot lead a nation to peace and prosperity while denying it most basic values.
In your speech in Cairo, you declared your Christian faith and appealed to the common denominator of the faithful of the three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
The common denominator of those religions is the faith in the One G-d and in the Bible that the Nation of Israel brought to the world. The faithful of the three religions understand that peace and prosperity will begin to reign in our world when we fulfill the will of our Father in Heaven.
"You are children of G-d, your G-d," the Creator directs us in the holy Torah. The Jews are My children. It is to them that I designated the Holy Land so that they could build their homes and Holy Temple there and from there I will bestow my Divine Presence and blessing on the entire world.
Please allow me to quote another verse from the book upon which all the religions are founded: "Those who bless you will be blessed," G-d says to Abraham, "and those who curse you will be cursed."
Do you think, Mr. President, that pressuring Israel to evict the children of G-d from our Holy Land, bequeathed to them – and only them – by G-d - will bring blessing to your land? Do you think that tearing the Nation of Israel from its ancient homeland and from its destiny ordained by the King of the world will bring prosperity to humanity?
From the Temple Mount, holiest of all Jewish sites on earth, I call to the American nation and to all nations that hold liberty dear. Do not place obstacles on the path of peace that is outlined in the holy Torah. Do not place obstacles on the path of the return of the Jewish nation to its land. Do not place obstacles on the path to the redemption of the entire world. Instead, do all in your power to foster the process of the Return to Zion and to the continued fulfillment of the prophecies of blessing before our very eyes. You can help by encouraging the Jewish neighbors who you have had the merit of hosting in your lands and who brought blessing upon you – to return to their Holy Land and to fulfill their destiny. You can also help by encouraging the absorption of those non-Jews who presently live in Israel and who do not accept Jewish sovereignty in the Jewish land – in one of the 22 Arab countries or in any other land that they choose.
This is the only true peace plan because this is the will of G-d. He who questions the right of the Nation of Israel to even one grain of sand in its holy land in effect has declared war on the Jewish State and on world peace. It is my duty as the Prime Minister of Israel to defend my nation from all lurking dangers and from all those who plot against it. Our nation can be sure that with the help of G-d, we will defeat all of our enemies.
Your nation and your land have many merits. I call upon you to fulfill the will of G-d, to preserve the great merits that your nation has amassed and to merit the blessing of the G-d of Israel. As a first step, I call upon you to immediately release a dear and special Jew who saved Israel and the entire world from the danger of the nuclear bomb that Sadaam Hussein was developing. Jonathan Pollard has been imprisoned in your country for 24 years. His continued incarceration is a message of hostility toward the Jewish nation. The time has come to do justice and to release Jonathan Pollard to his family, his nation and his land.
In our sources it is written that anyone who saves just one Jew has brought life to the entire world. If you really desire to save the world, there is no better way to start than by saving one dear Jew, Jonathan Pollard.
For now, we in Israel will focus on the truly important tasks before us; Jewish education, absorption of new immigrants, building our land and creating a free economy based on the Jewish cultural values of faith and loving kindness. We will deepen our connection to the holy Torah of the Land of Israel as we reveal more and more of its inner meaning. We will build a free society that bears the message of liberty and faith to the entire world. We will focus on our destiny: To perfect the world in the Kingdom of Heaven.
I visited Hevron in November 2000 after the outbreak of the Rosh Hashanah War to see what could be done to assist in the face of the growing daily attacks on the community. After returning to work for the community in the summer of 2001, a bond and a love was forged that grows to this day. My wife Melody and I merited to be married at Ma'arat HaMachpela and now host visitors from throughout the world every Shabbat as well as during the week. Our goal, "Time to come Home!"