Two Soviet Jews are talking:That joke went through my mind when I saw that headline. For those of us who live in the so-called "settlements" we feel that there hasn't been enough growth. Shiloh is waiting for its next big housing project to start. It's hard for builders and private individuals to get building permits. Cities and larger communities like Ariel, Ma'ale Adumim and Efrat have been having even more problems getting building projects approved.
"Why are you reading that anti-Semitic newspaper? It's full of lies."
"I know, but I like reading about how powerful we Jews are."
But in the eyes of the editors and writers of Ha'aretz, the small amount of building is too much. Just like in the joke, we look much more powerful to our enemies. Yes, unfortunately, to these Jews we are our enemies. They prefer those who want to destroy us, rather than fellow Jews who are doing everything to build and develop the State of Israel in the Land of Israel.
The Left wants to see us as history, long gone. The irony is that we are history in the sense that we represent Jewish History.
We are the continuation and the key to the future of the Jewish People. Why should that bother them?