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Those sorts of attacks generally don't make the news, because the media considers them harmless, boring routine events. The government pays for replacement car windows as long as the owner reports the attack and damage promptly to the army/police who try to make it sound like it's something we "settlers" accepted on ourselves with our insistence on living in Judea/Samaria/Jordan Valley. It's supposed to be just a clerical procedure, like dealing with Bituach Le'umi, National Insurance, similar to the American Social Security. As long as you know how to fill in forms and bring in the correct documentation, you'll get your money.
Yes, we live the "victim as guilty" according to the government, media and a good part of the world. That's one of the reasons that Jews aren't allowed civil/religious rights in our holiest spot, the Temple Mount.
"If you pray the Arabs will attack."So, instead of arresting the attacking Arabs, they prosecute Jews for praying. Nu, and that's in Israel.
Even though there has been no sign that your ordinary Arab here really wants to be under "P.A." or Palestinian Arab rule, that hasn't stopped the Netanyahu Government from continuing to "negotiate" via the American "mediation" for the "Two State Solution."
It's incomprehensible to me how anybody in their right mind actually believes that Israel would survive very long if this "two state solution" actualizes, becomes real. It was difficult and dangerous enough during the 1950's and until 1967 while the heartland of the Land of Israel, Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Valley, the Golan and Sinai were in Arab hands. Not only were there constant attacks on Israel, but the economy was awful and people were leaving in droves. The popular joke was:
"Would the last person who leaves please turn out the lights."The Israeli economy didn't pick up until after the 1967 Six Days War. Israeli domestic technology and standard of living were very low. It could take seven years to get a phone number and one of the options was still a party-line, like the America of the early twentieth century. In the 1950's many people were still depending on ice deliveries to keep their food cold. Modern refrigerators weren't yet the norm. Baking was in a sear pele, wonder-pot used on a small flame, because ovens were luxury items and scarce.
For some strange reason, the Israeli Left is nostalgic about those times and is convinced that Israel doesn't need the Land we liberated in 1967. Nothing they say makes any sense if you take a good look at the proposed maps or listen to what the Arabs are really saying.
The Palestinian Authority makes no attempt to educate its people towards peace and coexistence with Israel. On the contrary, from every possible platform it repeatedly rejects Israel's right to exist, presents the conflict as a religious battle for Islam, depicts the establishment of Israel as an act of imperialism, and perpetuates a picture of the Middle East, both verbally and visually, in which Israel does not exist at all. Israel's destruction is said to be both inevitable and a Palestinian obligation. (complete article)