|New Migron, photo Batya Medad|
Shiloh now longer gets the voyeur interrogators asking how we'll deal with impending evacuation etc the way Migron does.
The unpleasant reality I'm referring to is the fact that we're being ruled by extremist ideologues who refuse to accept the simple truth that not only does Israel have every legal right to be in Judea and Samaria but the mountain ridge of Shiloh, Hebron, Shechem and Migron are totally necessary for our security.
The "West Bank" isn't some remote territory; it is a small area, close to Israel's main population centers.Arutz 7 has Giulio Meotti saying it, but I've known it for decades. My neighbors, Yossi and Perchiya Apter had a weekly vigil, which I participated in, near the Knesset about twenty years ago in which we held up signs saying "The way to peace is 1,000,000 Jews in YESHA." I remember Yossi explaining to an IDF soldier that the soldier was wrong in saying he was protecting Shiloh.
Israel is a very tiny country. Its land mass is less than the size of New Jersey; its total population less than New York City's. It is surrounded by fanatic Arab countries commanding vast land masses and populations.
Since 1967, the mountain range running from Jenin to Hevron, comprising a continuous ridge approximately 55 kilometers long, 20 km. wide and reaching heights of 1,100 meters, has become Israel's front line for air defense.
"Shiloh is protecting Tel Aviv," said Yossi to the soldier.
|Demonstrating for True Peace- photo Batya Medad|
Yossi was correct in that.
Being a realist I must repeat that we can't negotiate peace with the Arabs. They want our destruction and continue to educate their children in that direction. See the recent PMW-Palestinian Media Watch updates which show this.
|"New Migron," photo Batya Medad|
Another unpleasant reality is that Israel is ruled by the Left, no matter for whom the citizens vote. In the earlier days, the first twenty-nine years, Leftist Labor ruled directly, but the Rightist opposition was strong. That kept Labor in line. Once Menachem Begin took power there was no longer a strong Right wing in the opposition to balance government decisions. That is why only Begin's Likud could have given Egypt the Sinai, and only Ariel Sharon's Likud could have pulled off Disengagement. The Likud in opposition would have had stopped the Left from doing such things.
And that's why again I'll be voting National Union, not NRP aka Jewish Home. The NU is an opposition party which understands that there is a great importance in being in the opposition. They must get stronger to be more effective.