Members of the Chabad Rabbinical High Court visited the city of Chevron last night and met with the heads of the local Jewish community, who presented them with the map of the “Deal of the Century” plan and noted the dangers lurking therein.
Following the tour, a joint plan of action was prepared, the goal of which is massive pressure against the plan in two arenas: the US and Israel.
Heads of the Jewish community in Hevron said, “Those who remember the struggles during the Oslo Accords, the establishment of left-wing governments and the Disengagement plan know that Chabad has been at the head of the fight, sometimes behind the scenes and sometimes on the front.”
Following the tour, the Chabad rabbinical court is scheduled to convene and discuss the political situation. After the court’s decision, the Chabad youth will set to work.
Settlement officials who participated in the meeting with the rabbis said, “In this struggle the hearts of the people will be needed, and there is nothing like the Chabad movement in managing to get into people’s hearts.”
At this point, Chabad is likely to focus on a US-targeted campaign to influence Trump’s administration. Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump make sure to come with their children every Saturday to a Chabad synagogue in Washington, and are considered supporters and friends of the movement, such that Chabad has large influence in this arena.
A Chabad official told Arutz Sheva: “The Lubavitcher Rebbe warned that the very talk of retreat from the enemy endangers the nation that dwells in Zion, even before talking about the dangers that stem from the plan, and therefore Chabad will have to act to prevent danger to the lives of millions of Jews in the land of Israel.”