Naively, I guess, I had thought that the destruction of a number of houses a decade ago had been the end of the government/Leftist/Supreme Court harassment of Amona. But I guess it just made the Left hungrier for blood. And yes, it's blood they are after, Jewish blood.
The entire premise of today's Israeli Left, and even Center, is that the Arabs have more rights to live in this Land than Jews do. The pre-State Israeli/Zionist Left was more a matter of economics, socialism (even communism and being pro-USSR) versus capitalism. That's why the kibbutzim, which never numbered all that many people, got all sorts of extra benefits that other Israelis and Zionists didn't. Between Independence 1948 and the 1967 Six Days War, the country was more divided by which pre-state military group one had associated with, Haganah, Palmach, Etzel and Lechi. And for those who arrived post-war, ethnic factors, European-Ashkenaz or North African-Sefardic played a big role in acceptance into the elite or even getting a decent job.
The 1967 Six Days War was a game-changer, because the new divide became whether one believed that Jews belonged in all of the Land of Israel, YESHA-Judea, Samaria, Gaza, Sinai, Golan and the Jordan Valley or not. And here we are, just a few months short of the 50th Anniversary of that war, and we're still fighting the internal Israeli battle over it. The focus is now on Amona, a small, pastoral, semi-rural community a half hour north of Jerusalem.
To give an idea of how differently Israelis of the Right and Left look at Amona, just take a look at the pictures chosen by Arutz 7 versus the one in the Jerusalem Post.
|Arutz 7 article on Amona AmonaTomer Neuberg/Flash 90|
|Jerusalem Post article on Amona|
‘THERE WILL be war over Amona,’ the graffiti reads at the outpost in the Binyamin region of Samaria in the West Bank. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
The Eshkol-Labor Government refused, and their successors still refuse, to accept/recognize the simple fact that the Arabs aim to destroy us and do not want even a small ghetto-like Israel to exist.
We cannot mollify or pacify the Arab terrorist enemy with a few acres of Amona. It won't bring anyone peace.
The only thing that will bring an eventual, not immediate peace is to declare sovereignty in all of the Land we hold and act as a sovereign nation allowing/encouraging Jews to live all over, even in Ramalla and Shechem. All Arab terrorists must be executed without trial if caught in the act. Any Arab who wants to live in an Arab country, judenrein as most are, can choose between the more than twenty that already exist.