What Is E1?

It’s not a vitamin, it’s not the name of a boy band, so what is E1?

This is what it looks like:

From “A Soldier’s Mother” blog comes this nice little history.

The world is up in arms, as it so loves to be. What is it about now?

No, no – not Syria and the violence there. Not Afghanistan; certainly not Iran. They aren’t condemning Turkish television fining the Simpsons for mocking God; or a social club at Harvard University saying Jews need not apply. No, it isn’t about Hungary cataloging Jews as they would cattle and certainly nothing about Iranian warships sailing towards Sudan.

It’s all about a mountain that sits between Maale Adumim and Jerusalem. Even left-wing papers in Israel mistakenly write that Israel is threatening to “bisect” the West Bank and the news is filled with country after country condemning Israel for damaging chances for peace. Chances for peace? We were at war two weeks ago and little has changed. There are currently NO chances for peace on the table. In fact, there is no table.

No, no, no – what we have is a mountain – not a very tall one, smaller even than the ones next to it on three sides.

It is barren, but for a road that snakes its way up to a midpoint where a large police station has been built – barren, but for that building. No one lives there – no one has.

The land was once part of the Ottoman Empire – no village, no homes, no dwellings. Sheep and goats sometimes graze on the lower areas of the hills, but that’s about it. When the Ottoman’s made way for the British, it was under their rule, and still nothing but the camels and the sheep and the goats and, perhaps, an occasional ground hog.

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  • http://www.israelisoldiersmother.blogspot.com A Soldier’s Mother

    thanks for sharing the post….shabbat shalom and happy chanukah to you and your readers.

  • mzk1

    It’s not even a new settlement. Every time something happens, Netanyahu ways he’ll build there – and then notihng happens. It’s like our enemies write our press releases.

    The “Palestinains” pretend to be moderates, and act like extremists. We pretend to be extremists, and act like moderates. Why couldn’t he at least have a announced osme new settlelments; he would get the same press.

    No wonder poeple think the Arabs are lying to their own people – it’s projection.

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