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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Building New Homes in Shiloh, Perfectly Normal!

On Friday I had a couple of errands to do in a Shiloh neighborhood I never get to, at least not to just wander around. One of the errands was to photograph for 52Frames that weekly photo challenge I'm a member of. Since the theme was "Future," I decided to photograph something that is connected to the future for all of us, death. I photographed the cemetery.

And I also went to Shiloh's newses neighborhood, Rechov Techelet, which is just across the road, to deliver a cake for soldiers. The people delivering the cakes live just about at the far end, so I got to see a lot of the street.



The street will be extended for more housing, and another street will be underneath with even more homes.


And besides that building, there are multifamily buildings being built up in my neighborhood.


There is a great demand for houses in Shiloh, since we're near Ariel and equidistant between Jerusalem and Petach Tikvah. We also have great schools, stores, medical clinics and public transportation.

Almost fifty years since the 1967 Six Days War, two generations or more of Israelis have been born and grew up considering it perfectly normal for Israel to have Shiloh, Bet El, Hebron, etc. They, unlike my generation, don't always consider a move to Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Valley and the Golan to be a political statement. They can't imagine any other life. Remember that there are now grandparents who were born post-1967 and they know of no other reality.

This is something Israel's Left can't comprehend at all. They're nostalgic for an Israel which had a precarious existance and suffered from Arab terror, yes, today's terror isn't new. The post-1967 borders are the best possible in all respects for Israel, and they should stop the unrealistic reactionary ideology.

Think civil rights and human rights. Why should Jews be kept in a ghetto in the Holy Land?

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