Monday, December 19, 2016

Thank Gd, Amona Compromise Approved!

Amona, Flash90

Honestly, it will still hurt the good people of Amona, but they did the right thing by approving the latest offer, and Bibi, too, did the right thing by agreeing.
Government approves Amona deal
The government unanimously approved on Sunday a compromise deal hammered out between Jewish Home leader and Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that would relocate more than half of the Samarian town of Amona to nearby plots......According to the outline of the deal, 24 of the town’s 42 families will be relocated to undeveloped plots on the same hill where Amona is currently located. The government will take control of the unclaimed land under the Absentee Property Law, making the plots state land. (Arutz 7)
There are times when one must find a way to get on without harming the greater good.

Nobody really wanted another terribly violent confrontation, like the one which had happened ten years ago on Amona. The iconic pictures of teenagers confronting stormtroopers, riot police on horses, haunt all of us, on both sides till this day.
As I began trying to plan this article, the image of Menachem Begin, traumatized after Ben-Gurion's ordered attack on the Altalena kept going through my mind. Begin could have very easily, and justifiably, declared war on the Palmach and Haganah, but he refused to fight them in a civil war which the entire Jewish People would lose.

Now, we must take advantage of the new law and the fact that Ayelet Shaked is Minister of Justice to build us a new Israeli Justice that will be truly Just for the Jewish People and the State of Israel.


Shtrudel said...

Sorry, but I have to point out that the term "stormtrooper" is way OTT!...

Batya said...

That's why it's in italics.

Hadassa said...

It is absolutely disgusting how the Israeli Police designed black uniforms for the Yassam (Special Forces) units. The external similarities with actual stormtrooper uniforms cannot be coincidental.

Batya said...

And there was no reason to send them against the protesters.

Shiloh said...

Cough, cough, police state!!

Anonymous said...

Storm troopers were brown. The SS wore black. just a historical footnote. Catriel

Batya said...

OK, thanks