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:
We're now in that final ten day countdown to change our homes from chametz to Passover. For thousands of years Jews all over the world perform what was probably the model for spring cleaning to celebrate yitzi'at mitzrayim, the exodus from Egypt and the beginning of the trek to the Promised Land. If I don't get to blog here again, my holiday wishes to one and all. I have a writer from Netivot, southern Israel close to where the Arabs have been attacking with rockets. You can read her latest post here. And to remind you that I do blog more frequently and on a wider variety of topics on Shiloh Musings and me-ander, where I have started keeping a listing (on the left sidebar) of various book reviews I've written.
Israel's existence and the western world as we know it are in danger.
There's more in this MEMRI report, IHH Head Bulent Yildirim: 'Our Problem Is Zionism – Which, Like a Virus, Has Infected All Humanity!'
At an event in the southern Turkish coastal town of Alanya, Bulent Yildirim, the head of the Islamic Human Rights and Freedom Organization (IHH), which organized the May 2010 Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, told an audience of over 1,000 about the organization's plans to send a second flotilla to Gaza, consisting of 15-20 vessels, as well as land convoys and an airplane...
These are the things said about the total anti-Israel policies and ideologies. The Arabs are being neither secretive nor discreet about it. Listen to the Glenn Beck show to the end.
Abbas: "We await the day when Jerusalem is liberated..."
Take a look at the big picture and you'll see that the whole world is in danger.
Why haven't there been great cries of anger and outrage at the Israeli school bus rocketed by Gazan Arab terrorists yesterday? A 16 year old boy is critically injured. Yes, those same Arabs with whom we're supposed to "make peace," and the world wines and dines with the guilty.
The attack didn't happen in the Land Israel liberated during the 1967 Six Days War. It happened in Land that has been part of the State of Israel since 1948. The Arabs don't want Jews any place here in the Land of Israel, the Middle-East. They are just like Hitler and his Nazis. The world wouldn't have had bothered with the Nazis if Hitler hadn't been taking over Europe. Stalin first was Hitler's ally until Hitler's Germany attacked Russia. Europe, Great Britain and the United States didn't care that the Nazis were discriminating against Jews, then rounding them up into ghettos and then exterminating them. They only fought the Germans in self-defense when they were attacked. The war, World War II was to roll back time, not to rescue the Jews of Europe.
So go back to the Glenn Beck show and listen carefully.