Mothers say YES to Israeli Sovereignty

For 935 days, the Shalit family had a protest tent on the street corner near the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem, Israel, demanding the release of their son Gilad.

Since that time, many protests and demonstrations have come and gone.

This week there is a new vigil called

photo vigil, image women in green, picture sitting in rain

The Mothers say YES to Israeli Sovereignty.

“We came to strengthen not to demonstrate. We came to let our voices be heard and not to protest against the prime minister, who certainly is worried about the security of the country and its citizens,” said organizers Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar of Women in Green.

image Nadia Matar and Arieh Eldad, photo leaders of soverrignty movement, picture Nadia Matar

Former MK Prof. Arieh Eldad, of Professors for a Strong Israel assisted in arranging the event and was one of first speakers.

image protest tent, photo sovereignty vigil, picture Nadia Matar

As people sat the first rainy day under umbrellas, Nadia Matar was determined to get a good photo while Eldad was speaking, even if it meant hanging from a pole.

Interesting when women want to be heard, they provide guest speakers, chairs and umbrellas, generators and heat, light and lots of cookies and drinks.

But then again this was not a demonstration or protest. 

“We’re tired of retreats and concessions. We’re tired of the eternal lie of the left that claims the establishment of a Palestinian state in spitting distance of the Ben Gurion Airport will bring peace,” argued the activists.

“We, mothers in Israel, will leave our daily routines and homes to arrive before the Prime Minister’s Residence and say to him: Mr. Prime Minister, don’t fear and don’t succumb.”

The vigil is to run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Sunday, February 9.

Even if more “Mothers say YES to Israeli Sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley”

is it too little, too late?


Real Jstreets

I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last ten years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets