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המתייג- The Tagger (English version) 

A powerful short film about all the different sectors of Israeli society. 

Please take the time out of your day to watch it - it’s definitely worth it! 

UNSETTLED - Documentary about the Gaza Disengagement

"This Tisha B’Av, as hundreds of thousands of Jews around the world mourn the tragedies that have befallen them throughout history, we are reminded of the heart wrenching episode the State of Israel underwent seven years ago - the disengagement from Gaza. The 90 minute film, UNSETTLED, offers a personal behind-the-scenes look, both before and during the evacuation, at the people whose lives would forever be impacted by the events which unfolded during those difficult weeks. With the ramifications of the disengagement from Gaza still very evident today, this emotional documentary film takes you back to experience the event from the perspective of both the settler and the soldier.
Free stream sponsored by TheLandofIsrael.com.”

+ xeb695:

terrorists exposed wait we expose them everyday but none gives a f$#k

Wow - way to go in exploring social justice! 
Here’s how you really do it. 
1. Provide Context
Palestinians throwing stones at settlers and firefighters.  
Note: Stone attacks are fatal. Just look at the case of Asher Palmer and his baby son who were killed by a stone attack. 
So, the settlers were shooting in self defence. 
2. Provide relevant information
Settlers were shooting RUBBER bullets. 
In self defence. 
Rubber bullets are intended to be a NON-LETHAL weapon. 
Rubber bullets are commonly used in self-defence. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_bullet
There are also accounts saying fires were started by Arabs from the nearby village - the reason why the Yitzhar emergency squad was assembled. 
3. Provide proof and evidence. 
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4231791,00.html
Linked article includes videos of the event. 
4.  Analysis
While I do not condone shooting or violence - it’s important to look at the bigger picture. Furthermore, since when is it “crime” to defend oneself? 
Also note, doesn’t it seem strange that all of this was caught on camera? To me it seems like people wanted to go and make a scene, in order to force settlers into retaliation and further demonise them. 

xeb695:

terrorists exposed wait we expose them everyday but none gives a f$#k

Wow - way to go in exploring social justice! 

Here’s how you really do it. 

1. Provide Context

Palestinians throwing stones at settlers and firefighters.  

Note: Stone attacks are fatal. Just look at the case of Asher Palmer and his baby son who were killed by a stone attack. 

So, the settlers were shooting in self defence. 

2. Provide relevant information

Settlers were shooting RUBBER bullets. 

In self defence. 

Rubber bullets are intended to be a NON-LETHAL weapon. 

Rubber bullets are commonly used in self-defence. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_bullet

There are also accounts saying fires were started by Arabs from the nearby village - the reason why the Yitzhar emergency squad was assembled. 

3. Provide proof and evidence. 

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4231791,00.html

Linked article includes videos of the event. 

4.  Analysis

While I do not condone shooting or violence - it’s important to look at the bigger picture. Furthermore, since when is it “crime” to defend oneself? 

Also note, doesn’t it seem strange that all of this was caught on camera? To me it seems like people wanted to go and make a scene, in order to force settlers into retaliation and further demonise them. 

Happy Passover Bro!

פרשת וישב

וַיֵּשֶׁב יַעֲקֹב בְּאֶרֶץ מְגוּרֵי אָבִיו בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן:

Jacob dwelt in the land of his father’s sojournings, in the land of Canaan.

(Genesis 37:1)

The first verse of this week’s Parsha uses two words to denote living arrangements -   וַיֵּשֶׁב - and he dwelt, and מְגוּרֵי - sojournings. 

וַיֵּשֶׁב has connotations of a permanent living space, whilstמְגוּרֵי refers to a temporary living arrangement.

After returning from Laban’s house, Jacob planned to make the Land of Canaan his permanent home. In fact, after his return from Charan, Jacob only left Canaan to go to Egypt - in order to reunite with his missing son. Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years, while his son, Joseph was Viceroy, and his body was returned to Canaan - his real home, for burial.

In contrast to Jacob are his father and grandfather - Abraham and Isaac. Although both lived in the Land of Canaan, it was never their permanent home.

Today, the Hebrew word for settlements in Judea and Samaria is ההתנחלויות. Contrary to popular belief, not all these settlements were built post-1967, when Israel reclaimed Judea and Samaria. Many of these neighbourhoods and cities, were actually built pre-1948, and are given the status of a Yishuv - ישוב (from the same root of וַיֵּשֶׁב). Kalia, Beit HaAraba, Kfar Darom, Hebron and Gush Etzion are just a few examples of communities established before the creation of the State of Israel.

Like the title they are given (“Yishuv”, which indicates an element of permanence), these communities are permanent Jewish communities. They should never be destroyed, their citizens should never be relocated or expelled.

As mentioned earlier, the Hebrew world for settlements is ההתנחלויות. This word comes from the root, נ.ח. ל. This root means inheriting, passing through the generations. In fact, the Torah uses this root to describe the giving of the Land of Israel to the Jewish people.

לָתֵת אֶת הָאָרֶץ בְּנַחֲלָה בְּגוֹרָל לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל

to give the Land as an inheritance through lot to the children of Israel,

(Numbers 36:2)

Just like the Land of Israel, which includes Judea and Samaria, is the permanent homeland for the Jewish people; the settlements built by Jews in Judea and Samaria should also be permanent homes. We should not be afraid to live permanently, or build permanent homes in our own country, in our permanent, national homeland.

As Benjamin Netanyahu said to Tamar Fogel earlier this year

הם רוצחים ואנחנו בונים

They murder, and we build

A friend of mine is visiting Israel and staying in the Gush. She said “It was a bit scary at first, but we’re settling in”.

PUNNY!

10 Unknown West Bank Facts