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Hope Not Lost

By Yisrael Medad
7/4/2014, 10:07 AM

I read this headline:

Three years after it was first 'discovered' by the outside world, a tribe in Brazil faces extinction

If you'll recall, some four years ago, an Asháninka indigenous community on the upper reaches of Brazil’s Envira River were spotted and were filmed from the air. When the images were released in January 2011, they created a worldwide sensation. 

And now, extinction?

In 1967, 47 years ago, the world discovered the 'settlers".

And, despite bad media, boycotts, terror and whatnot, we're still here.  We are revenants, for we have returned home after a long absence.

We continue to reside in the communities, the nucleated villahes of Judea and Samaria.  From zero in 1967, we are 400,000 today, not including 200,000 in the post-67 neighborhoods of Jerusalem.  Schools, farms, vineyards, industry, culture, a university.

Don't lose hope for we shall prevail.