Saturday, July 7, 2007

Updates from Cape Cod and a step in the right direction

Hello everyone! Shavua Tov! We arrived in Cape Cod on Thursday afternoon. We are staying at a nice little motel by the beach- very cute. Near us are quaint little towns with little shops and restaurants- again, very cute. I spent the whole day today at the beach in the sun. I made sure to put on sunscreen except I put on the spray-on kind. The problem with the spray-on is that it only goes on certain spots while you think its everywhere. The result is a red burn all over my arms and chest, with the exception of a few lines where the spray went. Anyways, all's good.
On to the world!
Thank G-d that Israel has amazing and committed citizens who are dedicated to their land. Five new Jewish settlements are being prepared to be built in Judea and Samaria. The first settlement will be in Givat HaEitam, in the northern end of Gush Etzion's Efrat, to the south of Bethlehem. A settlement there is needed urgently because Israel's Security Fence, which is yet to be built in that area, will, when completed, cut off the area from Efrat and give it to the Palestinians.

From Arutz-7:
Four other locations are being planned as well. Two of them, Elon Moreh and Kedumim, are in the Shomron, while another one is south of Gush Etzion along the road to Kiryat Arba, and a fourth is in Hashmonaim near Modiin. The organizers have experience in grassroots settlement campaigns; they organized the construction of 21 outposts a year and a half ago in various locations throughout Judea and Samaria.

Land of Israel Faithful spokesperson Datia Yitzchaki, formerly of Kfar Yam in Gush Katif and now living in Efrat, told Arutz-7, "We've had enough hiding behind protective walls and defensiveness and withdrawals. It's time to reclaim the pioneering spirit we once had, and start populating the Land again."

In addition, another group - former residents of Disengagement-destroyed Homesh in northwestern-Shomron - is planning to begin rebuilding the town on Tuesday, July 17. Two organizers, Akiva Smutritch and Yossi Dagan, write in this week's B'Sheva,

"It is practically two years since the expulsion... The time for action has come. We have the opportunity to repair. As we face the swamp of despair, corruption, decay and loss of path in which the country has been sinking in recent years, a new breeze is beginning to blow - one of values, Judaism and Zionism declaring out loud: The Nation of Israel Lives! ... We can now enter the driver's seat and turn the wheel in a different direction. There is no better place to start the change than from the northern Shomron - and Homesh first! The area [unlike Gush Katif] is still under IDF control, the roads and sidewalks are still there, the IDF continues to patrol, and the trees and flowers continue to bloom, waiting for the Jews to return and water them... Our leaders' pride and shame at admitting their mistake is the only thing holding us up. But ever since we began our campaign to return to Homesh, a new spirit has begun to take hold in the public, one that says that the terrible fiasco of two years ago can and must be fixed. It's just a matter of time; it is up to us."

This is the only way to win the struggle for the Land. When the Arabs will realize that the Jews will never leave Israel and that there will be severe retaliations for attempting to undermine the Jewish connection to the Land, all resistance will end. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a journey that will end in the rebuilding of Gush Katif and Neve Dekalim- hopefully.


WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya Bar!..glad youre gettin some r&r!

Mad Zionist said...

Cape Cod is awesome. I used to go to Dennisport every labor day week when I was growing up.

Rita Loca said...

Glad to have you back. BTW, i did the tag!! And do be careful about the sun block! I have just had four more skin lesions removed bringing the total to 18!!

Brooke said...

I'm glad you're having a good time, and it sounds lovely there!

The only way the Arabs will unfortunately never let the Jews be in peace. The only answer is NO DHIMMITUDE, and no compromise with the Mo-ham-madins.

nanc said...

when you spray the sunscreen on, you must rub it in to get an even coating.

as for israel, the people of the Lord will reside there forever one day.

Joe Gringo said...

Amen nanc..............i'm thinkin' a smart pup like you has more got more on his mind at the beach than catching a tan ;-)