Op-Ed: The Plague is Spreading
Shalom PollackAs a veteran tour guide, I have the oppportunity to observe many sides of our beloved country. As a Jew who has come home, I am passionate about sharing my observations and thoughts. www.shalompollacktours.co.il
In August, I noticed that the large metal memorial to "Gandhi" was ripped off the wall. Rehavam Ze'evi, known affectionately as "Gandi", was the Israeli Minister and founder of the Moledet (My Birthplace) party, known for his love of the land, famed for being the general who rid the Jordan Valley of terrorists in the late 1960's - and assassinated by them in an ambush outside his room in the Hyatt hotel.
I notified the authorities at the time.
I was there again yesterday and not only were the stolen objects not replaced but all the colored signs, with names of the pioneering villages of the Valley, on the path up to the memorial - were gone! Those signs were the settlers' way of thanking our fallen soldiers for their very existence in the Valley today.
I notified the authorities again and was asked, "when did it happen..?"
I wonder who could have done this..., and probably will return to finish the job.Anyone want to venture a guess?
Paradoxically, as the predator-scavengers exhibit an ever increasing disregard and disdain for the authorities and Jewish honor, our Minister of Internal Security urges his forces to be on heightened alert in these pre election days for "provocations from right wing elements".