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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:
PA summer camp sponsored by Fayyad names children's groups after terrorists by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik A Palestinian Authority summer camp for children divided its campers into three groups named after the terrorists Dalal Mughrabi, Salah Khalaf and Abu Ali Mustafa. Dalal Mughrabi in 1978 led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history, in which 37 civilians were killed, 12 of them children. Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) was the head of the Black September terror group. He planned many terror attacks including the murder of two American diplomats, as well as the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympics in 1972. Abu Ali Mustafa, General Secretary of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He planned numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians during the Palestinian terror campaign ("the Intifada"). A fourth group was named after Yasser Arafat. The summer camp was held under the auspices of PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who visited the camp to participate in the closing ceremonies, which he also sponsored.
Nothing has changed. There's nothing to talk about with those "moderate" Arabs. The safest and most secure and most intelligent thing the State of Israel can do is to ignore/resist all international and Left wing pressure to negotiate with the Arabs. They glorify terrorism and murderous terrorists. When the day comes, in a few decades or generations, when the Arabs will sincerely want to live in peace with us, they'll come running to us begging for us to talk to them. In the meantime, Israel should build (permit building) for Jews in all of the Land of Israel. There is lots of State Land, without any sign of private ownership. This was mapped out decades ago, soon after the 1967 Six Days War. Most of today's Arab agriculture is very new. I remember how the land by our roads once looked, surrounded by delicate wild flowers in the spring and parched dry in the summer. Today, there's a massive building boom in Arab towns. The newly built Arab mansions prove that the Arabs are not suffering. Money is filtering to all the clans. I'd like to know the sources.
Without a formal agreement, we have a de facto "peace" at the moment. I work in the Sha'ar Binyamin branch of Yafiz (Rami Levi) and deal with Arabs all of the time. Under Israeli rule, we work and shop together. You don't see that in any Arab country. Jews don't have full civil rights in Arab countries. And the aim of the so called "peace negotiations" is to establish a Judenrein country, which, like Jordan, would forbid Jews rights. So anyone who supports and promotes these negotiations is anti-civil/human rights. We, Jews, are human, aren't we? So, let's just go on building our country, the only truly moral, democratic country in the Middle-East, the State of Israel.