אין שטחים - יש רק ארץ ישראל
Unfortunately today in Israel, the government voted against a bill that would officially legalize the Ulpana neighborhood as well as other neighborhoods in Judea and Samaria. The fact that our own government, a Likud, supposedly right wing government is not supporting the Jewish presence in Yesha…
— MK Gideon Sa’ar (via vshavubanim)
Israel & Google Earth
Have you ever used Google Earth to take a look at Israel and the West Bank? Israel and its neighbours are often very close together, and understanding that is important to making peace. Come along with us as we examine this tenacious problem from a birds eye view.
Today is the 10th of Tevet, a fast that commemorates the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar during the First Temple Period. This culminated in the destruction of the First Temple on the 9th of Av, the Babylonian Exile and the Babylonian conquest of the Southern Kingdom.
Today, for the first time since the Destruction of the Second Temple and the start of the Roman exile, Jerusalem is once again whole, and in Jewish Hands.
Today, when we mourn the ancient siege of Jerusalem and the Destruction of the Temple - we can also be grateful, that we have a Jewish Jerusalem that is waiting for us with open arms.
Today, which is also used as a “general Kaddish day” for Holocaust victims - we can be grateful that we have the State of Israel - a sovereign homeland; something that Holocaust victims didn’t have to protect them, and something that they never got to see whilst living.
While Asarah B’tevet is a day of commemoration and mourning, it is also day which gives us the opportunity to think about renewal, the phoenix rising from the ashes and be grateful for what we have today - the State of Israel and Jerusalem.
Traveling through the streets of our Holy Land, and walking in the steps of our forefathers, I have come to a realization about Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael.
First of all, this is our land. G-d gave it to the Jewish people at the beginning of time to be the land of the Jewish people. However,…
I’ve just come back from Chevron (Hebron) where I went to the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Jewish areas. On the way, I went through Beit Lechem (Bethlehem) where I wasn’t allowed to go inside Rachel’s Tomb because I’m a Kohen. Instead, I stood outside next to the security wall and hung around…
When I visited Chevron in 2007, our tour guide promised us, that the places we were walking, our patriarchs and matriarchs once walked.
“If Jesus were to come back this year, Bethlehem would be closed.” [Source]
Since when are the Arabs so expectant of Jews (or wasn’t Jesus Jewish) ?
Re: the ghetto
- Before the security barrier: buses exploding in Israeli cities - daily.
- After the security barrier: buses exploding in Israeli cities - none.
daily? you have some sources to prove that?
Here is a list of all terrorist attacks in Israel since the Oslo Accords.
If you look at the years of the Intifada…yes, there were terrorist attacks almost every single day.
Furthermore, the PDF file below, shows that terrorist attacks have been reduced by 90% since the building of the security fence.