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Israel Plans to Uproot Vineyard in Samaria

The world is full of chaos right now. Afghanistan has been overrun by the Taliban, a terrorist organization which Hamas has already rushed to congratulate. Since the United States so suddenly abandoned the country that they have spent the last 20 years defending and training, the question for Israel is whether or not they should continue to count on America for support. 

Also, please pray for the Christians in Afghanistan who are facing horrendous persecution from the Taliban right now. Some have already lost their lives, and many more are facing death. 

In Israel, the Jerusalem fires which were threatening to burn out of control have finally been extinguished. Devastatingly, 5,000 acres of Jerusalem’s forests were burned, thousands of residents were evacuated, and multiple homes destroyed. 

In the meantime, a long-time vineyard in Samaria is about to be uprooted. “A vineyard,” you might ask? “What’s the big deal?”  Let me explain. 

There is a law in Israel called the “disruptive use order,” which basically means that if an Arab comes forward to claim that a Jew invaded his land, then the Jewish tenant must be evicted. Because of the ridiculousness of this law (since anyone could claim ownership to any land he wanted without bringing proof), the law has not seen use for a number of years. High Court Justice Edmund Levy has also highly criticized the law. 

Achiya Farm Industries in Shiloh were recently targeted with the “disruptive use order” for 170 dunams of their land (42.5 acres). The court system ruled that the Arab that brought the claim did not bring sufficient proof of ownership to have any legitimate claim to the property. For some reason, however, the courts also ruled that the disruptive use order should go through. This means that even though no one has brought proof of ownership to the Achiya Farm Industries’ land, the property has now been designated to be uprooted and bull-dozed. 

Since the Achiya Farm realized that they were not getting anywhere, they began negotiating with the court system to ask for enough time to take in this year’s harvest, find other appropriate land, and wait until after the Shmittah (seventh year of rest) so that they could replant the 170 dunams elsewhere. 

It just became apparent that the demolition of the land will go through as early as next week. The order could not have come at a worse time as the grape harvest is just about to start. If the vineyards are destroyed before the grapes can be harvested, the Achiya Farm Industries may lose half of this year’s produce, which will equal nearly half of their income. 

It gets even worse. The shmittah year is about to start, which means a new vineyard cannot be planted until at least fall of 2022. Once new vines are planted, it takes four years before the first grapes can be harvested. This means that the potential uprooting of this vineyard in the Shiloh Valley may obliterate nearly half of the Achiya Farm’s income for the next six years. This will be completely devastating. 

In response, David Zitzer, who is the CEO of Achiya’s Farm, said, 

“We are in an inconceivable reality that even though the petitioners have not proved land ownership, about half of our farm is going to be uprooted because of a draconian order invented by Civil Administration lawyers and everyone admits it is blatantly immoral.”

The Civil Administration’s “foolish attempt to uproot the farm by surprise in the midst of the harvest season and while they are discussing with us a compromise outline to reduce the damage to the economy is no less than a national disgrace,” he charged.

He called on Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and “all the ministers of the national camp” in the government to “finally prove that they are really right-wing and stop the uprooting.”

Jeremiah 31:5 says: 

“You will again plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria. The planters will plant and eat them as ordinary food.” 

There were no vineyards on the mountains of Samaria for 2,000 years. Then, just a few short years ago, Jeremiah’s 3,000-year-old prophecy came to pass and the first vineyards were once again planted. 

No uprooting will be able to stop what Jeremiah said would come to pass. These vineyards will be replanted. 

If you believe that no vineyard should be uprooted in Israel, please:

  1. Pray
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  3. Share this video on social media
  4. Call your local representatives and ask them to make a public statement in support of Israel’s right to develop Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

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16 Responses
  1. Gene

    DIḆRE HAYAMIM BĔT (2 CHRONICLES) 7:13-14
    13“If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
    14and My people upon whom My Name is called, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I shall hear from the heavens, and forgive their sin and heal their land.

    Israel and all the nations of the earth have not humbled themselves or turned from their wicked ways. We have not repented..

    MISHLĔ (PROVERBS) 28:9
    9He who turns away his ear from hearing the Torah, Even his prayer is an abomination.

    ḤAZON (REVELATION) 9:18-21
    18A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the sulphur which came out of their mouths.
    19For the authority of the horses is in their mouth and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents, having heads. And with them they do harm.
    20And the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship the demons, and idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood, which are neither able to see, nor to hear, nor to walk.
    21And they did not repent of their murders, nor of their drug sorceries, nor of their whoring, nor of their thefts.

  2. Dee

    We know who the evil one is and he thinks he is winning but he is wrong. He wants to take down anyone who follows Jesus, so the strong we must stand.

  3. Jon Greenwood

    RE: Ben & Jerry’s
    Religious lunatics living in an ancient primitive time and using religious fanaticism to occupy a foreign country is today’s Israel. Keep your maniacal justifications for occupation, collective punishment, Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and the GG (Gaza Ghetto) etc etc to yourselves as you elevate Israel as the current leading world pariah. International reaction and growing distaste for Israel and Jews in modern decent Democracies is growing at light speed. Please do not come to the US.

  4. In the video, Luke said there would be a link to a petition, but there was none. Where can I sign the petition to stop this nonsense?

  5. Anne Warner

    Watched your video yesterday (Aug 25/21) on World Prayer Network and could hardly sleep after hearing this planned injustice to the vineyard. I don’t know how much Israel is bowing to left-wing pressure but Israel needs to remember how much support, financially and spiritually is poured into Israel daily through countless charities from largely Christian and Jewish supporters who stand with Israel, to feed, clothe, house and even support their defenses. I am just one on a modest pension. I wondered that if Israel can afford to destroy so much productive farmland, do they really need my contribution after all. The judges and any other leaders in Israel can dig deeper into their own pockets and let their rulings cost them – no me and millions world-wide like me who may wonder the same thing. This is a greater sin than someone who claims the land was his but can’t prove it. Why not compensate him for what the land was worth before the vineyard. It is possible even I would help financially with this.

  6. Some of us gentiles have spent years planting trees and vineyards and feeding the poor in Israel and watching the government rip out the trees or orchards that so many helped to plant and refurbish the lands of Israel, and now watching Israel kill shotting for Phizer people we support throughout Israel to build what God has restored to the Jews is painful to say the least. We are gentiles, yes, but does it matter that we are deeply disturbed and heartbroken to see the rulers of Israel destroy the lands of their own farmers as well as destroying their own peoples ability to have children or to live after the filthy Phizer Vaxes they are pushing and now forcing their own people into camps like Nazis who do not have a third?? What is wrong with people? Have they not learned from WWII? No! Even in Canada people do not listen to the truth and are destroying our fellow neighbor and destroying themselves and will not listen. but we have been crying out since the inception of this evil plannedemic. Now Israel is ploughing up the vineyards. And Bennet agreeing with the evil usuper OBiden?? We are angry as well as disgusted!

  7. James Resseguie

    I am sorry to see and hear of the problems of Judea and Samaria, the lands that have been home home Jewish lands of the people of Israel from Biblical times. Yes Yeshua was a Jew. I deeply regret what this individual we have in a leadership position has done to the United States, the Middle East, and our once good partners. I pray we will get through this without war and a competition individual returns to the leadership of this country