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      Batya Medad made aliya from New York to Israel in 1970 and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Recently she began organizing women's visits to Tel Shiloh for Psalms and prayers. (For more information, please email her.)  Batya is a newspaper and magazine columnist, a veteran jblogger and recently stopped EFL teaching.  She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer and HolyLand hitchhiker, always seeing things from her own very unique perspective. For more of Batya's writings and photos, check out:

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      Tevet 8, 5769, 1/4/2009

      I'm Going To Be Sick


      Last night, I ran out of the livingroom.
      Please pray for wisdom to our leaders and the success, safety, recovery when needed of the IDF and civilians in the crosshairs.

      I couldn't listen to the broadcaster continue to say, over and over:

      "Israel's aim isn't to destroy every missile and launcher in Gaza. It's to affect their morale, so they won't want to attack us any more."

      Yep, you heard/read right. Again, just like Olmert-Livni's first war. They haven't a clue. All of our armed might, bombs from planes etc only increase the morale of the terrorists. They love it, and they consider it an honor to die, especially, when they know that Israel won't finish the job. And especially when they know that Israel will give them medical care.

      The Arab terrorists think Israel is run by a bunch of soft-brained idiots and they're right. At this time, Hezbollah is rearming in the north. Do you honestly think that those international troops are stopping them? And when this war is "over," the Hamas will do the same. And then this map will be like a nice dream, because the terrorists will have bigger and better missiles.

      If anyone has a similar map for the north of the country, I'd love to see it.  It would be interesting to compare them and discover what isn't in rocket range.

      Here's the official IDF statement.  It ends with a plea for "peace," rather than stating that we plan on totally defeating our enemy, so they will never dare attack us any more.

      We have a wonderful army and well-trained soldiers, but the Extreme-Loony-Left politicians and media are running the country.  Please pray for wisdom to our leaders and the success, safety, recovery when needed of the IDF and civilians in the crosshairs.

      My correspondents in the south of Israel are posting on Shiloh Musings, so please keep checking to see what's new.