Erase Every Trace Of The Jews

Today, there was a small item in the Jewish Press.

A groom who is to get married today was arrested by police on the Temple Mount.

There is a long-standing Jewish tradition to place a tiny amount of earth on one’s head at the wedding to remember the destruction of the Jewish Temple.

The groom was arrested as he wanted to take some earth from the Temple Mount to fulfill this ancient Jewish tradition.

The group on the Temple Mount the groom was touring with were also attacked by Arabs who threw stones and branches at them.

The Arabs assailants were not arrested.

There could be more to this story. Was the guy provocative, trying to make a point? Were the Arabs watching him, a Jew, waiting to pounce on any activity that smacked of Jewish tradition?

Does it really matter?

No. Of course not.

I read that news item and I thought, “What other culture has the land so deeply embedded on its conscious?”

Is it not amazing that so many years after the destruction of the Temple, Jews still mourn and remember the destruction of the Temple, even on their happiest, most celebratory occasions?

Jews know where the Temple(s) stood. They know the exact spot.

And that is the real reason Arabs attacked this Jewish bridegroom. Anything that disproves the Muslim “claim” to the holiest Jewish site on this earth must be attacked, destroyed, and eradicated; much as the Romans destroyed the Temple. It’s why the Arabs built a mosque on the site, an effort to change facts on the ground and revise history. It’s why, as RealJ wrote here, the Waqf (the Muslim religious authority), dug into the priceless earth with heavy machinery in an effort to destroy every last precious artifact that proves the Jews reigned supreme here, on this holy spot.

But it’s not just the Arabs who wish the Jews and their history would just go away. It’s the world. The world wants to erase every last vestige of Jewish territorial rights to indigenous Jewish territory. Take the Weather Channel, for instance.

The other day I wanted to check the weather. I went to the Weather Channel because it was on my Windows 8 screen. The Weather Channel couldn’t find my location. It asked for my address, which I duly supplied. The Weather Channel perused the data I entered and surmised that I live in . . .

Wadi an Nis, West Bank.

Where the Weather Channel thinks I live.

Where the Weather Channel thinks I live.

Where I actually live:

Efrat, Judea, Israel

Efrat, Judea, Israel


If I were to complain to the Weather Channel, you know what they’d say, don’t you? They’d say, “We aim for neutrality. We are apolitical.”

Except that this is precisely the opposite of what they are. They are exceedingly lacking in neutrality and hotly political. Because they are trying to erase the Jewish identity of Judea by taking away its ancient rightful name and supplanting it with the name of a contemporary Arab village that occupies Jewish land. The Weather Channel appoints itself judge, jury, and executioner, declaring Israel dead and ceding my land to the Jordanians, agreeing that Judea is not Judea, but the “West Bank” of the Jordan River. Or perhaps they are ceding my land to a people who call themselves “Palestinians” in an effort to assert a prior, longstanding (bogus) claim to Jewish territory.

Then there is Air France, the airline that decided to erase Israel from a map it shows passengers wishing to keep track of where they are flying. Because it makes Muslims angry when people/businesses have the temerity to display Israel on a map. They don’t want you to do that. And that makes it bad for business. Because there are a LOT of Muslims in the world.

Israel gets erased because it makes Muslims angry to think that Israel is a state. (screenshot)

Israel gets erased because it makes Muslims angry to think that Israel is a state. (screenshot)

Air France? Political? Or just making a business decision?

But you know, maybe the Weather Channel doesn’t really want to erase Israel, either. Maybe it just doesn’t want a gazillion Muslims and BDSHoles jumping down its throat.

So basically, it’s a numbers game, or perhaps a noise game. Jews, following God’s prophecy, will always be a small nation (see: Deuteronomy 4:27). Hence, we can’t make as much noise as the Muslims.

Territorial claims notwithstanding.


Varda Epstein

A third-generation-born Pittsburgher on her mother’s mother’s side, Varda moved to Israel 36 years ago and is a crazy political animal who spams people with right wing political articles on Facebook in between raising her 12 children and writing about education as the communications writer at Kars for Kids a Guidestar gold medal charity.

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