Pet Peeve and Lots to Think About

Batya Medad ,

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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

I wrote this the other night, because I just couldn't go to sleep with the condemnations ringing in my ears and heart. Why should anyone think that a Jews would take revenge by kidnapping and Arab and burning him to death?  Nobody has the right to criticize other Jews by presuming that a Jew could have murdered anyone in such a way. At this point, there are very few facts, and the facts that are coming to light do not point in the direction of Jews. I suggest reading what Elder of Ziyon wrote, There had been previous attempts to kidnap members of Abu Khdeir's family.

We Jews are our worst enemies, and Israeli Jews are just too expert in taking the blame for what we haven't done. We (in general) are also too quick to think badly of other Jews.

Just because an Arab boy was found dead, burned beyond recognition after Arab terrorists murdered three Jewish Israeli boys, does not mean that Jews should be the first suspected of killing the Arab. It also isn't the time for high-minded superior-sounding words condemning all killings even the killing of Arabs.

At this point we should be concentrating on healing and making sure the world understands how violent and anti-life the Arabs can be. Read more...

Postmortem: Was The Israeli Government Wrong to Give The Impression The Kidnapped Teens Were Alive?

Writing another postmortem on the Arab terrorist kidnapping of the three Jewish teenagers, I feel it necessary to delve into the snowballing issue of whether or not the Israeli government was right to give the impression that the kidnapped boys were alive, even though they knew perfectly well that the boys had been murdered. Once they took the phone call seriously, they heard the sound of the shots. Also the sounds of hysterical partying and celebrations coming from Arab villages that night should have had raised suspicions. Many of us, far from any official security sources suspected that the boys had been murdered immediately after their capture. And we felt that the type of searches the IDF was doing showed that the army considered them dead...

But of course, our Jewish and Israeli history is full of amazing unexpected survival and victories. Otherwise we'd be just a short postscript or footnote in massive volumes of ancient history. There wouldn't be a State of Israel today nor a Jewish People if our survival was dependent on the normal rules/laws of nature.

Was it a cruel manipulation of the families and public to keep up hope that these three rather ordinary teens, who liked sports, music and normal teen activities as their families described, were alive and waiting to be rescued?

I think it would have had been a gazillion times worse if the parents and public had been told they were dead and they were in fact fighting for life. How many times had "experts" predicted the end of the Jewish People and here we are thriving despite the terrorism and antisemitism in this world?... read more

I welcome your  comments, thanks.