No camping ground and no facilities. Just the beautiful hills of Judea and Samaria and the great pioneering spirit that has attracted families and youth of varying ages to be part of the Nachala project in establishing new communities in Judea and Samaria.
It’s hard to believe that in 2022 when people are highly accustomed to their creature comforts, over 350 families and youth are choosing the mountains over their homes. And you'll be surprised to know these aren't young couples or families who live in simple conditions. Most of the families are established, have full-time professions, have older and younger children, and live in very comfortable homes. Yet, for the sake of their belief in Eretz Yisrael, the Jewish Homeland, they will be living in tents under the most basic conditions.
Talia Farkash is just one mother who is part of the Garin, or core group. She grew up in the Binyamin region and has watched Arab villages expand over more and more land in the past 25 years. During the same period of time the population of the towns has grown but their borders have barely expanded. Farkash, together with her husband and five children, will be moving to the new town of “Gofna”. She is dedicated to the cause and has spent hours preparing for this day on which she will be a part of returning the pride to the Jewish nation.
The incredible groundswell of people that have joined this project has not been seen for many years. “The unbelievable number of families that have joined this initiative is exceptional,” says Lital Slonim, Director of the Foreign Relations of Nachala. “ We have really struck a chord in people. Which is why, in addition to the families, there is an incredible support network for the entire project.”
Every detail has been considered in this well-organized campaign. We have collected toys, organized on-sight programs, childcare, food and so forth. There are teams working on each project to give this project the greatest chance of success.
Slonim says “We are simply learning from our history. The pioneers built settlements, and the government then joined in to support the cause. We know how important it is for the government to see that we are serious and to hear the people making a very clear and strong statement that this is our land, and we have the G’d given right to live here.
Daniella Weiss, chairperson and former secretary general of Gush Emunim, is very concerned. “We can no longer stand by and watch as the Arabs build without restrictions in areas slated for Jewish building. This is not hap-hazard building this, is the construction of a Palestinian State right under our noses. Someone must take the reins and stop this ludicrous situation where Arabs build freely in Area C, and Jewish construction is strangled.
Nachala has undertaken an important campaign to establish new towns. On July 20, 21 Tamuz with G’d’s help three new towns will be established. This is preceded by a crowd-funding campaign to reach NIS 5,000,000. We have the pioneers, we have the backing, but we need your support to make this happen.