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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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      Adar 23, 5769, 3/19/2009

      Gilad Shalit, Jiminy Cricket and Executing Terrorists


      Gilad Shalit and Jiminy Cricket are what I've been blogging about recently on Shiloh Musings.  I generally post there at least a couple of times a day, and there are also some interesting comments, though not always as wild as here.

      Ehud Olmert has passed the Gilad Shalit "hot potato" to Bibi Netanyahu.  So when, and if*, Bibi gets his coalition together, the crowds will welcome him to his new home by shouting: "Bring Gilad Home!"  At least Noam Shalit mentioned in his statement yesterday that Olmert had been in power at the time of Gilad's capture.
      Let's legislate a law to execute Arab terrorists!

      Now, about Jiminy Cricket...  In the original Carlo Collodi novel,  Pinocchio, the cricket acting as conscience was nameless, but Disney gave it the name, a euphemism for the Christian Jesus (Hat tip, Hadassa.) 

      I used Jiminy as an example of what I think is the responsibility of the Ichud Le'umi, the National Union Party.  I voted for them. I don't want them haggling over government perks and trying to be "diplomatic" and compromising.  We need MK's who are willing to say the truth without fear.

      And I suggest that among their very first bills to be proposed as law, should be one demanding the immediate execution of any Arab terrorist who murders Israelis.  Swift punishment is the best way.  That will prevent the situation we're in now, when convicted, murderous Arab terrorists are living comfortably in Israeli jails as bargaining chips, awaiting their release in exchange for captured Israelis.

      If you listen carefully to what the Arab leaders and terrorists are saying, there's no difference between their ultimate aim concerning Jews and that of the Nazis.  Let's legislate a law to execute Arab terrorists!

      *And if he somehow fails, then Tsippi will get a chance, and if she fails, Lieberman will get his chance, and if they all fail, we're back to elections, while during this entire time, Olmert remains Prime Minister.