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.
"No Jew is at liberty to surrender the right of the Jewish Nation and the Land of Israel to exist...This right is reserved to the Jewish People throughout the generations. This right cannot be forfeited under any circumstances...Our right to this land, in its entirety, is enduring and eternal. And until the coming of the Redemption, we shall never yield this historic right." -David Ben-Gurion, 21st Zionist Congress speech, Basel 1937
Your average Israeli takes great pride in being able to squeeze the most out of any given situation. He/she is always alert to new opportunities and pushes hard to work out the best deal, even if it means cutting a few corners. Huh, leave a little bit left over for the other guy even if he doesn't have to? Fuggedaboutit. No Israeli wants to be seen as a frier (sucker)! Which is why it's so curious that Israelis, who so jealously guard their day-to-day mundane rights such as that parking spot they saw first or their place on line at the bank, would blithely give away that which is rightfully theirs - their patrimony, no less! - when they really don't need to.
Biblical: The Birthright of the Jewish people. The Torah (Jewish Bible) says explicitly and unequivocally that the Land of Israel is the G-d given patrimony of the Jewish People. This is the Jews' strongest claim to the land and on that basis alone the Shomron and all the rest of the land should rightfully be in their sole possession. For millennia Jews had yearned for the return to Zion and the Land of Israel. The practice of their religion in exile, far from their homeland, has always been an adaptation and a compromise. A truly authentic and complete fulfillment of Judaism requires a presence in Eretz Yisrael. The Jews' presence in and ownership of their homeland is only natural and they need not apologize for it.
Historical: Constant Jewish Presence. Despite numerous expulsions over the centuries, the Jews had a continuous presence in their land since they first entered Jericho during the time of Joshua 3400 years ago. Innumerable archeological findings throughout the Land of Israel bear witness to the presence of the Jewish People in their homeland throughout the millenia.
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!"