Well, Isn't that Special!

Ben Packer,

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Ben Packer
Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999, where he served in the IDF's Givati Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Ben served as a Rabbi on campus at Univ. of North Carolina and at Duke Univ. Ben now serves as Director of the Jerusalem Heritage House (www.heritagehouse.org.il) and Co-Director of Young Jewish Conservatives (www.youngjewishconservatives.org). He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 6 children....

There are reports out of the US of a reinvigorated effort by people I have never heard of to push for a 2-state solution in Israel. (see here). I am reminded of the famous Saturday Night Live skit called "The Church Lady" who, when responding to some kind of inappropriate or idiotic statement, would say: "Well, Isn't that special"! (video clip).

That was my first reaction to this new "effort". Do these "leaders" have any idea how incredibly irrelevant they are? Their ship (the leftist assimilated American Jewish Community) is quickly and surely sinking and they are issuing proclamations and advice to others. I would call it chutzpah, but it more than that. Its delusional. 

There are many, on both sides, who think that ethnically cleansing Jews from sections of their ancestral homeland in order to create an exclusively arab entity is no longer practical because of the facts on the ground. There are simply too many Jews. (imagine that!) And they have impressive reproductive abilities. This causes the population to increase dramatically on a regular basis. None of this is news to the average Israeli and it is clearly reflected in consistent election results and in the many contemporary efforts to find creative alternatives to the current political situation - not including the proven-bad idea of the "2-state solution".

For those of us who are actually relevant, I want to list 5 things the current Israeli Government could AND SHOULD push forward ASAP that will actually render this terrible and evil idea being pushed by this know-nothing nobodies dead and buried:

1) Authorize plan to build 350 houses in Itamar

2) Authorize the return of Jewish residents into the obviously legally-purchased houses of Beit Machpela, Beit Rachel and Beit Leah in Hevron. 

3) Authorize plan to build apartments in the Kidmat Tzion neighborhood of Jerusalem

4) Streamline building of 300 houses/apartments in Beit El

5) Legalize Jewish Communities (outposts) - primarily in the Binyamin region (Shilo Bloc, Givat Asaf, Amona, Migron)

We should all pray and act to see these things happen and that the Jewish Presence be strengthened in our ancestral homeland! V'la-meshumad-im  al  t'hi  sik-va....

Lag b'Omer Sameach,

Ben Packer

Old City, Jerusalem