Friday, December 21, 2012

To Build is to Breathe, Life in Shiloh

Honestly, it really doesn't bother me what the world thinks of Jewish building for Jewish Life in the Land of Israel, places like Shiloh.  Let others say whatever they wish, because we have been here in Shiloh as Jews long before their societies wherever.

I don't expect the world to approve our building.  They didn't condemn Hitler and the Nazis for trying to annihilate European Jewry.  They only mouthed "condemnation" after the Nazis had been defeated.  I have no doubt that most of the world would have had been perfectly happy if Hitler had murdered many more than the six million Jews who died because of his policies.

So, let them continue to condemn us.
France says settlement building plans calls into question Israel’s commitment to peace; Ashton issues veiled threats.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton
Photo: REUTERS/ Mohammed Salem
Israel continued to take a pounding overseas on Thursday for announcements of construction activity beyond the Green Line, with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton issuing veiled threats, France questioning Israel’s commitment to peace and Quartet envoy Tony Blair issuing a sharp denunciation.
They have no moral authority, as far as I'm concerned.

One of the most striking projects in Shiloh is at Tel Shiloh, being built by our tourist office, Shiloh HaKeduma, Ancient Shiloh.  It's to be a state of the art structure overlooking Shiloh.  There will be some sort of movie that will teach people about Ancient Shiloh at the same time that they can view modern Shiloh. 

The majority of Israelis  support Jewish building in Judea and Samaria.  IMRA quotes: "Maagar Poll: 51%:31% Support continued Jewish construction in Judea and
Samaria."  Unfortunately Israeli politicians are more swayed by the the extreme Lefties who control the media here.  But I hope they recognize that most Israelis are actually on the Right of the political spectrum.  That's what the polls continue to show.

No doubt that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's proclamations that he'll be building are for the Election campaign because he wants votes.  That's the name of the game...  The United Nations, United States, European Union ad nauseum don't vote in Israeli Elections, B"H, thank G-d.

The Jewish population in Judea and Samaria is growing rapidly.  We need homes and commercial centers and schools. 

Include that in our human rights campaign.  We're human; aren't we?  Here are a few local building projects.  Some are just home expansions, and others are larger, including a multi-family homes.



goyisherebbe said...

At the risk of sounding pedantic I want to take issue with the wording of your statement that "most Israelis are actually on the Right of the political spectrum". The original right and left came from the French parliament, where the two sides of the political spectrum sat on the right and left. When the tide of opinion shifts, as it has, the definition of right and left should change. It is wrong to let the media get away with saying that the Likud and Bayit Hayehudi are "extreme right". In terms of the spectrum of political opinion, the media, the Labor Party, Livni and the courts are on the extreme left. The Likud is slightly right of center. Bibi is plotting now to create a coalition and cabinet which will be again slightly left of center, not the way the public is going to vote. I think this time he is not going to be able to do this because he is about to drive the voters further right. The people will vote slightly further to the right of where they really stand in order to correct for the expected leftward drift in the negotiations after the election. I now expect that Otzma l'Yisrael will get in with 3 or 4 seats and the Bayit Hayehudi will move up several notches further, mostly at the expense of the Likud, maybe some at the expense of the hareidi parties. The leftist parties, with no chance of forming a government, will yell and scream a lot, but they will end up big losers. Lapid interviewed Feiglin a few years ago asking him about Livni's claim that Feiglin was not a real Likudnik. He said that he was, and subsequent events have proven him right. Livni has left the Likud, left Kadima and left left. This dispite her Herut pedigree. Feiglin is on the Likud list and will be a member of the next Knesset. Bibi will be the head of a list which will need the right to govern. Feiglin is right and Right. I will soon decide between the Bayit Hayehudi and Otzma L'Yisrael. My daughter, who is a madricha in a hilltop girl's midrasha, says that if it weren't for Otzma L'Yisrael she would stay home on election day. A party that can make the difference between these kids voting and boycotting the governing process is a good thing. Watch for the next upheaval (mahapach).

Batya said...

It's complicated. Note that I don't use "liberal" or "conservative" when it comes to Israel.
I think that most Likud voters are to the Right of Bibi. The poll I referred to wasn't all about the Knesset.
Bibi prefers the Left and has already shown that Bennet will do anything for a Volvo, but that's another post.

Leah, Maaleh Adumim said...

so good to see houses going up in Shilo and other places! ken yirbu! many are needed especially after Netanyahu's foolish building freeze.

Batya said...

Yes, B"H