Last week I wrote about the ridiculous condemnation of the Ramat Shlomo building plan, being approved in its fourth stage. I think there were three more stages to go before anything really moved. Hillary, Biden and Obama threw fits about this non-issue. http://voices-magazine.blogspot.com/2010/03/me-thinks-lady-doth-protest-too-much.html
Well, whaddaya know?
This morning's news on Israel National News.com
Report: Ramat Shlomo Plan Frozen
"Ha'aretz revealed Sunday that Interior Minister Eli Yishai has decided to postpone progress of the plan for construction of 1,600 homes in Ramat Shlomo. While the plan will not be officially cancelled, it will be put into “cold storage” until at least September, when the ten month building freeze in Judea and Samaria ends. Yishai's office confirmed that the plan would not be completed before September."
I also wrote about last night's demonstration against the increasing danger on our roads with Arab stone throwing and larger violence. http://voices-magazine.blogspot.com/2010/03/protest-against-arab-violence-on-roads.html
Well, I woke up to this INN news report:
Arabs Rioting in Gush Etzion
"About 100 Arabs were rioting Sunday morning near Tekoa in Gush Etzion. The Arabs were throwing rocks at security forces. IDF troops were using anti-riot measures to break up the disturbance."
And why is all of this happening??
The answer is in a third article on INN.
Netanyahu Commits to New Round of 'Gestures'
"According to reports, Netanyahu wrote that in the upcoming talks with the Palestinian Authority, Israel would discuss the 'core issues' of Jerusalem and the return of descendants of Arabs who fled their homes in 1948 to Israel. Netanyahu has also agreed to a new round of “gestures” for the PA."
As all the speakers at last night's demonstration pointed out. As soon as Israel shows weakness, insecurity and self-doubt (do we really have a right to the land??) http://voices-magazine.blogspot.com/2010/03/our-country-do-or-die.html, Arab violence grows, whether it is in the form of kassams or in the form of rocks and molatov cocktails and shootings on the road, chas v'shalom.
Until our government takes lessons in self-respect and the history of the Jewish people in its land, we will continue to be on the losing side of the eternal debate, "Whose land is it anyway?"
The Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish People forever. It is our eternal inheritance. It's time that everyone - our government, the media, alllll our people - discovered that is something to be proud of!