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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:
Sivan 21, 5771, 6/23/2011
We're really getting into summer mode here in Israel. Schools are closing for the "big vacation," and our local pool is open. You're invited to read more about my ordinary, everyday life on me-ander and more of my political observations on Shiloh Musings.
Here I'm posting two related articles.
In political speeches, like fairy tales and romance novels, reality doesn't hold a candle. You're expected to "just imagine" a world in a different dimension where the Laws of Nature and Numbers don't function.
The lines/borders are pretty straight right now. Once you start making squiggles and swaps Israel won't have defensible borders. It's very simple.
No doubt in my mind that when United States President Barack Hussein Obama and all sorts of other politicians, media people, professors etc claim that we can be safe and secure after giving Arab terrorists our Land, they are out and out lying. They don't care one iota if we survive or not.
We, Israel, don't have to please anyone. We just must take care of ourselves!
Unfortunately, some things must be seen in black and white. Negotiating in good faith would mean no prior demands and a mutual goal. We have none of that between Israel and the Arabs. Egged on, encouraged by United States President Barack Hussein Obama, the Arabs are demanding that as a condition for even beginning to negotiate, Israel must agree to a total withdrawal from the land we won fair and square in a defensive war for our very existence in June, 1967.
If that's the case, then what is there left to negotiate?
Nu, there's another problem. Israel wants peace, and the Arabs want our Land to make a new state. We don't have the same goals.
Nu, so what's there to talk about?
Talks with the Arabs will only bring us war.
It's very clear. So, let's just get on with living here. And let's stop this farce. Say NO TO NEGOTIATIONS!