Israel Longhorn Project

Help bring Texas Longhorn Cattle home to Israel
A 501c (3) Non-Profit

For more information, contact:
Robin Rosenblatt, M.Sc., (650) 631-9270

Attacks on Ranches

Help defend the Galilee and develop the Negev: a nonviolent means for solving this problem. In the Galilee there are many Christian historical sites. This area is being taken over by local Arabs.

Israel Ranches are being attacked, their land being stolen and their passive European cattle are being mutilated, ears, noses and even heads are being cut off, and killed by local Palestinians; jackals and wolves are also killing cattle.

These cattle will stop thieves and help prevent international incidents by solving the problem in the pasture rather then later with the Israeli Border Police try to arrest the thieves at their village. Instead of the thieves the whole village protects the thieves, confronting the Police. Project is endorsed by צהל

These are some of the ranches under attack:

Shai Dromi is an Israeli farmer who, in an act of self-defense, shot and killed a trespasser and wounded another on 13 January 2007 at 3am after discovering his dog had been poisoned, allegedly by four intruders.[1] On 15 July 2009, he was acquitted of manslaughter but convicted on charges of illegal possession of weapons. The rifle he had used belonged to his father and not registered in Dromi’s name.

Dromi’s farm is near Meitar in southern Israel, an area plagued by property theft. In the months leading up to the incident, several other dogs had been killed and a tractor and horse stolen.

Dromi testified at his trial:

“I awoke at 3 AM to the barking of the guard dog that I acquired after my dogs were poisoned. Even though I was incredibly tired, I got out of bed and walked around the house. After I went back to bed, I again heard the dog barking irregularly. I went out with my weapon and didn’t see anything. I kept walking around [the perimeter of my] sheep pen, and noticed large metal wire-cutters. I panicked. I realized there were men around me.”

When police arrived, Dromi was administering first aid to the intruder, a Bedouin, Khaled el-Atrash, who later died. Dromi was arrested and imprisoned for a month and later restrained from returning to his farm afterwards requiring volunteers to continue its maintenance.

A public uproar drew much attention to Dromi’s plight and a law was proposed by Member of Knesset Yisrael Katz and later passed by a large majority in the Knesset. The law, commonly known as the ‘Dromi Law’, considers opposition to intruders as self-defence. [2]