…"The struggles for the other settlements will be ten-fold what there was in Amona. It is good to die for our country," said SOS Israel chairman Rabbi Dov Wolpe, echoing the reputed last words of legendary Zionist activist Joseph Trumpeldor…
"There is talk of President Bush's vision of two states for two peoples - may the all-merciful protect us," Wolpe said. "On the day after his election President Peres said we must cede the territories. If the president of the United States would have said after his inauguration that Seattle and Manhattan should be handed over, what would (the American public) call him?"
"A traitor," the demonstrators shouted back.
Wolpe continued to say that "only the coming of the messiah can save us, not the High Court (of Justice), which is collaborating with the Arabs."…
First of all, this statement of Rabbi Wolpe's, "only the coming of the messiah* can save us, not the High Court (of Justice), which is collaborating with the Arabs," makes clear his anti-democratic stance.
Rabbi Wolpe's previous call for Olmert's murder was later justified by Rabbi Wolpe who claimed he only wanted Israeli law enforced. Nazi collaborators, Rabbi Wolpe argued, can be punished with the death sentence. Israel's government "collaborates" with the Palestinian Authority and seeks territorial compromise. Therefore, Rabbi Wolpe's twisted logic runs, Israel's leaders are traitors who should be killed.
Here Rabbi Wolpe argues the courts, which are charged with deciding that law, have decided in a way he dislikes. Therefore, the courts are "traitors," just as Olmert, Livni, Ramon, and Barak are "traitors." And you know what should be done with traitors according to Rabbi Sholom DovBer Wolpe.
Rabbi Wolpe has a very checkered recent past:
…In 2006 [Rabbi Wolpe] offered a free copy of one of his book "From Light to Darkness" to anyone that pledged to refrain from celebrating Independence Day.
In 2007, he told a conference in Jerusalem that "the remedy for the disengagement is to understand that the State of Israel is a terrible thing. We should not bless or praise the state that was founded by criminals and heretics like Herzl."
Who was Joseph Trumpeldor Rabbi Wolpe quoted yesterday?
…[I]n January 1920 [Trumpeldor] was called to the northern Galilee to help organize the defense of the settlements there which had come under increasingly fierce Arab attack. On March 1 he was mortally wounded while participating in the defense of the settlemenents at Tel Hai; his dying words were: Ein davar, tov lamut be'ad arzenu ("Never mind; it is good to die for our country").
…His life story served as an inspirational model to both the pioneering socialist youth movements and the right-wing youth groups. One of the largest and most successful of the latter was named in his honor: Betar, an abbreviation of Berit Trumpeldor.
By quoting Trumpeldor in this way, Rabbi Wolpe is equating the evacuation of settlements in the West Bank by the legally elected government of Israel with Arab attacks against Jews in pre-State Palestine. And he is promising violent rebellion.
He should be arrested, put on trial and, if found guilty, jailed for a very long time – unless Israel heeds Rabbi Wolpe's call to use the death penalty far more freely than it has to date.
In that case, sedition, one of the crimes Rabbi Wolpe has committed, is punishable by death.
As Rabbi Wolpe himself said about Olmert, Livni, Ramon, Barak and others – let the bastard hang.
* Wikipedia notes this about Rabbi Wolpe's messianic beliefs:
In 1984 Rabbi Wolpe wrote a book proclaiming the Rebbe as Moshiach. However, after a public address by Rabbi Schneerson in which he said that “such a book can cause hundreds of Jews to stop learning Chassidus, and [cause them to] oppose the Baal Shem Tov and his teachings," [Rabbi Wolpe] did not publish the book. However, in 1991, Rabbi Wolpo asked the Rebbe if perhaps now is the right time to publish the book. Rabbi Schneerson answered, “after having it edited by three friends he may publish it.” The book was then edited and published in 1991, and the first unbound copy was sent to the Rebbe.
Note the Rebbe's response to Rabbi Wolpe, said in public before hundreds if not thousands of hasidim, does not say, "I am not the messiah." It says promoting me as the messiah will hurt outreach and fundraising. That is the essence of the divide in Chabad to this day.