Sick Of State’s Sanctimonious Settlement Screeching

Another day another mindless condemnation from the failed Obama Administration’s State Department.

We strongly condemn the Israeli government’s recent decision to advance a plan that would create a significant new settlement deep in the West Bank.

Proceeding with this new settlement, which could include up to 300 units, would further damage the prospects for a two state solution.

Aside from the fact that even those two sentences are riddled with factual errors (I know, it’s hard to believe they could get so much wrong in under 50 words) these stern condemnations are getting tired.

It’s not about the settlements. It’s not about the “green line”. That’s over. The failed Oslo Process is dead. Shimon Peres was a great man who achieved so many great things for Israel: even he couldn’t make the Arabs accept Israeli Jews living anywhere in Israel in peace. Perhaps we can move on and say it can’t be done?

So what is going on in Shilo?

“The 98 housing units approved in Shilo are not ‘new settlements’. The units will be built on state land, within the existing municipal boundaries of Shilo,” the Foreign Ministry clarified.

The new housing units “are designed to provide a housing solution for the residents of Amona who are forced to leave their homes under demolition orders of the Supreme Court,” Foreign Ministry officials stressed.

Secretary Kerry have you visited Shilo? Do you know what Shilo is surrounded by? Nothing. Empty space. Big giant rolling hills of nothing. It’s the site where the Tabernacle was placed before the building of the Temple.

The site where the tabernacle was first kept in Israel, Shilo

The site where the tabernacle was first kept in Shilo, Israel – Photo: Brian of London

School in Shilo - Photo: Brian of London

School in Shilo – Photo: Brian of London

It’s got a wonderful school with an amazing program catering for kids traumatised by terror attacks (like stone throwing and shootings and bombs on the roads near there). I’ve seen the music rooms and the soft coloured rooms where they coax terrified kids back to life.

The kids going to that school and the others there, are they not allowed to live near their parents, the future grandparents of the Jewish kids that will be born there? What should they do, move to Tel Aviv, to Jaffa (oh wait, are we Judaising that) to Haifa to acceptable Jewish places?

Why? Why shouldn’t they live there? Where do we draw the line in accepting that they hate us, have hated us always, curse us numerous times a day in furtherance of their religious observances. Celebrate our deaths (I haven’t looked yet what they’re saying about the dreadful death of our young pilot last night).

Shilo also provides jobs for many Arabs, of course, as all Jewish areas do. It would provide more if the residents weren’t nervous about which well educated, well dressed and apparently smart young Arab will wake up one day and decided to carry out Jihad and slit a Jewish throat.

The only reason not to build there, the only one, is acquiescing to their burning Jew hatred and their desire to excise Jews from all of Israel and/or return us to subjugated dhimmitude. To return to the era of Islam’s glorious conquests and to make Islam great again. Shilo is just first in their sights but none of them will ever stop at a fake border.

The line so many Jews died to hold till that 1949 armistice brought temporary relief from their murderous war of conquest. No, they don’t recognise that fake green crayon line any more than I do. They’ll keep coming and coming like the Terminator until they’ve returned all of our Israel to Islamic rule for the glory of Allah and for his prophet.

Because if we’re not secure in Shilo, where first we returned to Israel, the promised land, we’re not secure anywhere here. And I don’t think they want us back in Aleppo, or Baghdad or Tehran or Cape Town or Berlin or Krakow or London or Paris or anywhere else we once settled for a few years of existing and scraping by, trying to keep ourselves apart but not too apart and apologising for our differences and taking an extra day off here and there or wanting to slaughter our meat according to different rules.

Jews need to live in Shilo. And Arabs need to accept it. That’s the conversation now.


Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.

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