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I just can not seem to let the injustice that is occurring in Amona, in Samaria, Israel go. I just can’t.

For some background on this issue, I’ve already written about it at The Zelman Partisans. This will give you the historical part that you might need.

The residents of Amona have excellent reason not to trust the government. The government is offering them a chance to move to a different spot on the same hill. There are some big problems with this.

First, you can’t trust the Israeli courts about this issue. David Wilder has an excellent column, Amona, on this detailing his experience with a similar situation involving the Shuk in Hevron. He also mentions how the eviction from Gush Katif has turned out pretty much the same way.

Government: Leave your homes, we will provide an alternative location for you to live, or you can come back in a few months and live here legally.

Threatened Citizens: Gee, I don’t know, you haven’t been good about keeping your word.

Government: Don’t worry baby, I’ll still respect you in the morning, you can trust us.

Until today, the 18th of Kislev, the 18th of December the residents of Amona had rejected the governments “generous” offer to let 24 of the 42 families losing their homes stay in the town on the hill known as Amona. If you haven’t read the background, and you should, this town was built with government help and blessing. Yes, the same government throwing them out now. Because of the absentee arab landowner that hasn’t paid taxes on it for years, ever, and may not even know they own it, who knows? The previous agreement was only going to let 12 families stay, so my my, how much more generous this is! I’ve found no mention yet of how the residents decide who gets to stay. Nor have I found where the ones that don’t get to stay are going to go. Who is going to handle the arrangements for those families. The government says it’s going to build 52 new homes and buildings for the residents of Amona. Yeah, you can take that one to the bank.

So why am I so angry? I love Israel, I love the land and the people (the coffee), but I am angry, very. Because it’s wrong, so very wrong all of it.

Let’s start with this, Amona has been evacuated before,

No, this isn’t the same video that I have up on TZP’s column. WHAT. THE. HELL?

This year Israel went after a young soldier, Elior Azaria who shot a wounded terrorist because there was fear that the terrorist who was wearing a heavy jacket on a warm day might have a explosive device on him. But luckily there was an Israeli hating group call B’Teslem around to film (without audio) the whole thing. The whole mess is a steaming pile of crap. This was a terrorist that wanted to kill Israelis, and the court and military will go after the soldier that protected innocent Israelis. But go after Police and soldiers that attacked innocent residents of Amona? That beat and killed them? Oh, no, that’s not such a big deal. They’re just “settlers”, and we’re coming back to that. OH we are SO coming back to that.

Ariel Sharon was Prime Minister when this travesty occurred. His coalition at the time was made up of Kadima, Likud, Agudat.

But as the wrangling was going on this time about what to do about Amona, people were calling for the residents of Amona not to be violent.

“It is absolutely forbidden to raise a hand against soldiers or policemen. I hope this expulsion will be passive and nonviolent,” she said. “The demolition of a town in Israel is not an everyday occurrence. It’s a very painful and difficult event, and a democratic country must accept all forms of passive protest.”

But Minister Shaked is not the worst. This is the opposition to Jews and the Likud, Hertzog

“We’re talking about good people and Israeli citizens. It really does hurt a lot to have to leave your home, but we’re talking about an act of theft. Zionism was built on redeeming land, not stealing land. It really hurts me these settlers refused the solution offered to them,” he said.

Hurts you? I didn’t see you out there with Effie Eitam getting your head whacked open trying to keep the Jewish residents of Amona in their homes. Hertzog doesn’t believe Jews should be living in Judea and Samaria. Not really. But he’s not very truthful about how things have turned out for Gush Katif either. Hurts to leave home? Doesn’t that just smack of the left wing stuff we’ve heard? “I feel your pain”. Sure you do. No wonder his nickname is Bougie, it should be Buggy.

Bibi, you say the government did their best, their maximum by Amona. Wow, that is pathetic. Very pathetic.

Seriously? Do these people forget what the heck happened to those residents a mere 10 years ago? It wasn’t the residents that were violent. I wouldn’t blame the residents for wanting to sit on their mountain with a Davidka this time around. Or perhaps a Sho’t Kal. I suppose one would have to check eBay and

They’re back on duty now, but some soldiers even left base because they didn’t want to be part of the assault team. I don’t blame them. But it seems that the Israeli Police get to have all the “fun”.

But, it’s all settled now, the residents of Amona have agreed to the deal with the devil. The government.

But it’s wrong, it’s all so very wrong.

You see, in my opinion, and since this is my column, Jews belong in Israel. In all of Israel. Judea and Samaria are in Israel, it’s listed in a really big book, called Torah, or Bible. None of this “green line” or “occupied territories” crap. You hear Israel crying they want Jews to make Aliyah. Why? Where are you going to live? In the housing units in Jerusalem that haven’t been built? And if you don’t want to live in a city, in Judea or Samaria where the government will kick you off your land violently? Land you have lived on for years? Land they said you could live on till some left wing loon “human rights (except for Jews) group” turns up with a Falestinian to claim ownership without proper proof? As anti-Semitism increases around the world due to the influx of different countries own imported Falestinians. Why would Jews want to consider moving to another country where arab rights are far more important than Jewish? Why do I say that? Oh, maybe because arab buildings that really are illegal are still up after 8 years?

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל Shema Ysrael. If you want your children to come home, you have to show them they are valued and treasured. The world is not going to love you because they do not want to hear the message you are suppose to bring to the world. J street, the ADL, B’Teselm, Yesh Din, the Falestinian Authority, Hama$$, John Kerry and Obama and the demoncrats are not going to approve of your actions unless they are something like kicking Jews out of their homes. They like that, because they don’t really believe that Jews should live in the land G-d gave them. That’s why they use terms like “green line” “occupied territories” and “settlers”. They are not “settlers”, they are residents of Israel living in Amona. Words matter, and the words you chose sends a message. These are all terms used to delegitimize the people living there.

I love Israel, I think it would be a wonderful place to live. But not like that. The people in the government need to change their thinking. I listened to a webinar today. I very much enjoyed it. It was a presentation of how the Israeli political party Zehut intends to conduct some internal matters. Beyond that, I’m not at liberty to say anything. It was a members meeting, and I, your lowly scribe, am a card carrying member of Zehut. Membership has it’s privileges. But at the end of the world wide conference, I asked about Amona. Aryeh said he thought an agreement had been reached. I replied Amona is why we need Zehut. And for my Israeli friends, in case you think it doesn’t matter to you, you might want to know there is a bill in the Knesset right now to allow Israelis living outside of Israel to vote in Israeli elections for Knesset.

One of the things I find shocking and appalling is the residents of Amona were to have been out by the 24th of Kislev, 24th of December, the first night of Hanukkah. Apparently the people on the court don’t realize there is a Jewish Holiday called Hanukkah. I’m pretty sure they have no clue what it was or what it means either. But then, when you give away Har Habayit, the Temple Mount, why wouldn’t the arabs think you will give away any other land as well? If you will give away the site of the Holy Temple, what’s a few homes and a Synagogue in Amona, or Gush Katif, or, or, or.

Where is Judah Maccabee?

There is something I read recently, the book of Obadiah, it’s not long. Only one chapter, and well worth reading to those who condemn the Jews living in Judea and Samaria. Who think they have it coming to them and secretly, and sometimes openly look down on them.

But, hey! It’s all good now! An agreement has been reached!


On Sunday morning, the extreme left-wing organization “Yesh Din,” claimed that they have succeeded in thwarting the most recent plan for saving Amona proposed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett.

The organization claims that a Palestinian Arab owns “parcel 38,” which is where 24 of the 42 families currently living in Amona are supposed to settle, according to the latest plan.

Uh oh.

I Am A Student

אני תַלמִידה

The deeper a Christian’s faith, the deeper it’s roots will run in Judaism. ~~From my class notes.

Yep, in my advanced years I have decided to go back to college. I didn’t really intend to. I was just going to take a couple classes. I was going to take Introduction of Jewish Roots and Jewish Culture I (which I believe covers the Second Temple period). The program I’m in offers you the chance to just take the classes for audit, or you can go for a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. I got to looking at what was going to be offered as classes. Hmmm, Women of the Bible, Bedouins, Apocalyptic literature, The Bible and the West Bank, Israel Today, Biblical Feast days and The Holy Days of Israel. Then I checked what was required for the Bachelor’s. Well, there are the required courses and you need 33 electives. I looked at the list. Without much thought I found 29 that I wanted to take just for the knowledge, like the ones I just listed. That means that if I take just 4 more classes than the ones I already want I would have a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle East Studies. WOWZA! It fits. It suits, and I want to do it. I signed up to take the classes for credit.

One of the things that came up during my first night at class was that Jesus was a Jew, the Bible was written by Jews. The early church was Jewish.  In my lifetime I’ve been a Southern Baptist, a Presbyterian, I attended a Methodist Church for awhile, a member of a Evangelical Church and Orthodox Cowboy. The Bible was written in the Middle East, I’ve lived in the midwest all of my life. It was written over 2,000 years ago. I am NOT that old! I said advanced years, not relic. So the Bible, which I believe to be G-d’s inspired word to us was written by a culture I am unfamiliar with, by a people who’s beliefs I’ve not been that familiar with in a long ago age.

So what you ask?

Well, I was visiting with my boss about this the other day. I asked him if he would be mildly offended if I said to him “You seem very gay today!” He only startled a little (why yes, I have worked there a while, why do you ask?) when he replied “Knowing you, no, I really wouldn’t”. I told him I remembered it as a line from a text book 154 years ago when I was in first grade. Then I told him a line from a Campfire girl pledge I had to learn.

As faggots are brought from the forest Firmly held by the sinews which bind them, So cleave to these others, your sisters, Whenever, wherever you find them. Be strong as the faggots are sturdy; Be true to your…‎

I told him that just conjured up a mental image I didn’t even want to think about.

My point? You know there is one. Look at how much things have changed in just the last 145 years since I was in Campfire Girls. I feel to really understand the Bible more fully I need to understand more about Israel and Judaism, more about the Hebrew thought process.

I’ve also come to realize how inadequate my knowledge is of the Old Testament. I’m tired of getting into discussions about things in the Old Testament and getting my butt kicked (not literally).

Which brings up another really good point. Why do we call it the Old Testament? The point was made in class while some think that the New Testament supersedes the Old, especially those that think incorrectly that the Christian Church has replaced the Jewish people that G-d chose as his, it doesn’t. Suggestions made were “First Testament” “Original Testament” “Older Testament”, but for me, my choice, I think I shall stick with calling it the Tanakh. The Tanakh is the “Old Testament”, if you choose to call it that, and Tanakh (תַּנַךְ) is a acronym for the first Hebrew letters of Torah (first 5 books, the books of Moses) Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings).

I’m grafted into to a fabulous Olive Tree root, wow, how awesome is that? But to know what Olives do and how Olives think, I believe that a bit more education could aid me on my journey. Someone described the Bible as a Hyphen between Heaven and Earth, between G-d and his people. I choose to walk on and in that hyphen, and hopefully in the process will move closer to what G-d hopes for me, what he has planned for me.

G-d has put me on an amazing path, one that nothing in my life has qualified me to be on. President of a Second Amendment Organization, Member of a Board of Directors for a State Organization, Director of Public Relations for JPFO, and now one of the people behind the formation of The Zelman Partisans, a Jewish Second Amendment rights group. I assure you, nothing has prepared me for any of it. But I suit up and I show up. And I bless G-d for the chances he has given me, and I will do my best to be an asset. And perhaps more important, to move closer to who he created me to be.

My patient boss asked me what I was going to do with my degree. Well, we’re talking 12-20 years from now, but I told him a saying my Dad used to have “That and a dollar will get me a cup of coffee”. But, what would be a dream? Watch for me on the news. I’ll be on a panel with Moshe Feiglin, Danny Danon and Yehuda Glick. We will be explaining the events that led to Jews and Christians now being allowed back on the Temple Mount to pray, whenever they want, however long they want and however they want, without fear of attack by people intolerant of those two religions. I’ll be the one with the sparkly barrette and the fabulous earrings from Yafo.


Set to Study

Set to Study


No Calls for Knife Control? –Over at TZP

On 21 January a man armed with a 8 inch knife managed to perpetrate a horrific attack. Twelve people were wounded in the attack, of which three who were in serious condition, four in moderate condition and five who sustained light injuries. Another seven people were treated for shock.

I take a look at the security measures in place that failed. And what the result of that failure was. There is one politician that is calling for citizens to be armed. Some good videos too. No Calls For Knife Control–over at The Zelman Partisans