Oh, To Live Normally

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
I am a resident of Shiloh, with my wife and children, and now grandchildren, since 1981, having come on Aliyah in 1970. I have served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana's secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh. I was a parliamentary aide for Geula Cohen and two other MKs, an advisor to a Minister, vice-chairman and executive director of Israel's Media Watch and was Information and Content Resource coordinator for the Begin Heritage Center. I am now Deputy Editor of the critical edition in anthology of Jabotinsky's writing in English.

Sometimes, one wishes that things were normal in our 'beyond-the-Green-Line' communities in Judea and Samaria.  As with this headline and news story from Illinois is treated without any hype or denunciations:

Developer announces $35 million luxury apartment complex coming to Shiloh

SHILOH – After a year of planning, Crevo Capital has announced that a $35 million dollar luxury apartment complex will be built in Shiloh.

The Edwardsville based developers were excited to release the news...Over 340 units are planned for the 26 acre complex, including nearly 150 of both one bedroom and two bedroom apartments, and a very limited number of three bedroom floorplans. Some of the units will have square footage of nearly 1,500 square feet. Units will boast features such as new stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and gas fireplaces.

Crevo Capital Vice President Jenna Desch said...“We saw a need for this type of housing. Our firm has done a lot of multifamily developments, and this area could truly benefit from this type of development. This is for active adults who want to live in the Metro East area but don’t want to own a home. We’re looking forward to bringing upscale luxury living to Shiloh,” Desch continued.

Plans will be presented to the Shiloh Village trustees at the Committee at Large meeting later this month, and an open house is planned for May to allow community members to meet with the developers and ask questions. 

Would it not be nice just to get along with being a Jew residing in the Jewish homeland, normally?