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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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      Shevat 14, 5769, 2/8/2009

      If Law is Law...

      What If We Announced We Wouldn't Let Arabs Or Left Wing Observe Our Voting?

      Israel's Attorney General Mazzuz, Israel's  head legal honcho, has been trying to prevent Baruch Marzel from heading the polling station in Umm el-Fahm.

      Bauch Hashem, he failed.

      G-d willing, more honest Jews from strong Zionists parties, like the National Union, Ichud Le'umi, will take the challenge, our civil responsibility and go to the more difficult polling stations.

      Any polling station, which refuses them admittance, must be closed by the police, and the citizens shouldn't be able to vote. Mazzuz should have made an announcement like that, instead of trying to keep Marzel out.

      Law is Law, and fair is fair.

      Can you imagine if we dared keep out those we don't like? We be condemned. Our polling station would be closed and we'd be disenfranchised.

      It's that simple.