From the Baltimore Times:
JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A number of leading Chabad rabbis have expressed public opposition to the peace plan being developed by the Trump administration which includes annexation of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as well as the establishment of a Palestinian state on the remaining lands, according to a Kikar Hashabat report.
One of the senior Chabad rabbis in Israel, Rabbi Tuvia Blau, issued a letter in which he states that the Trump “annexation” plan is in fact a relinquishment by Israel of most of Judea and Samaria and is a continuation of the Camp David accords.
“The insistence on the entirety of the land and entirety of the nation is a direct and inevitable result of insistence on the entirety of the Torah,” Rabbi Blau wrote. “It is obvious and simple that “right-wing” attitudes not based on total adherence to the entirety of the Torah will lead to concessions due to some kind of “achievements” and the annexation plan is part of this.
Rabbi Blau attacked those who support the plan due to their support for prime minister Netanyahu and wrote that “the present message should help our members attain clarity and distinguish between the idea of the entirety of the land and idolatrous worship of the political right-wing.”
Rabbi Sholom Duber Wolpe, another leading Chabad rabbi, organized a letter to President Trump in which he referred to the present unrest in the US as a divine hint: “We have no doubt that this is a reminder from the Holy One, Blessed be He, warning our great friend America against the illusion of concessions to terrorists, whether the concessions are in the US itself or in agreements that America is developing for the land of Israel.
“Would you, honored President agree to the establishment of a terror state in the heart of the US? Would you agree that those who spread death and destruction, who burn down edifices and loot stores, should be responsible for central roads in the country and for the lives of tens of thousands of innocent Americans?
“Poison sometimes resembles a candy externally since in the framework of the plan there is an intended annexation of part of Judea and Samaria to the state of Israel, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneersohn, already warned repeatedly that a Palestinian State is Pikuach Nefesh (mortal
danger) for millions of Jews. Anyway we require no agreements to state that the borders of the Holy Land are those established in the Torah by the Creator of the world,”
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Glochovsky and Rabbi Avraham Michael Halperin, members of the Chabad Beis Din in Israel, visited the Jewish community in Chevron as well as the Machpela Cave last week and expressed the importance of maintaining the entirety of the land of Israel.