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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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      Sivan 15, 5771, 6/17/2011

      Solution to the "Israeli-Palestinian conflict"

      Regardless of the unseasonable mists here in the HolyLand, spring is turning into summer. You can read more of my articles and see more photographs on me-ander and Shiloh Musings. Shabbat Shalom and have a good week.

      Bibi, There is a "solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"

      Ha'Aretz has a headline:
      Now, for something "out of the box." Why do we need a "solution?" It's like trying to put a square peg in a round hole. 
      A pre-schooler would fail an Intelligence Test if he/she insisted on stuffing a square peg in a round hole. Chipping away at the square peg doesn't solve the problem.

      You must match the shapes to the holes.  They need to be the right shape and size. There are many overweight children and adults who were trained to eat more "to grow taller."  Basic height is genetic and can't be increased by eating more.

      And dressing Arab terrorists in a suit and tie and giving them a state won't change them from terrorists to peace-loving, pro-human rights leaders.

      So, what's my solution?

      • Israel must stop all negotiations with the Arabs.
      • Israel must declare that there must never be a "Palestinian State."
      • Israel must annex all of the Land we still administer since the 1967 Six Days War ended.
      • Israel must build more homes for Jews in all locations and encourage Jews to live in our Historic Homeland.
      Yes, that's my SOLUTION.  If the Arabs don't like it, they can vote with their feet, but the chances are that they'll want to stay here under Israeli Law, benefiting from Israeli technology, education, health care and increased security.