I went to visit Amona, the town in Israel currently under threat of demolition by our own government. This video gives you my impressions and shows you absolute proof that Jews have lived on that hill for thousands of years and the current residents are perpetuating their indigenous Jewish lives in a place that holds huge significance for all Jews.
My host, Eli, tweets from the @amonaEN twitter account, please follow and help get the word out.
This happened last night (follow the link for the full details of the offer):
The 42 families of Amona faced an excruciating decision yesterday (Israel time); to accept the “offer” agreed upon by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud), Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) and Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit or face evacuation and the destruction of their homes and livelihoods within 2 weeks. According to Israel National News (Arutz Sheva), they’ve made their decision.
They rejected the “offer”.
I’m strongly with Amona’s residents. Moving them off Jewish land where ancient Jews made wine and lived is absolutely wrong.
If they are to accept a deal it must be an absolute certainty. Israeli Governments have reneged on deals before. They shouldn’t agree to move out of their homes until they are moving into permanent new homes. Temporary housing, in winter, on those hills should not be an option.
There is no ongoing peace process because our definition of peace is not the same as our partners definition. We don’t need international approval for what we do on our land. This is the moment to tell the world their lies about “occupied land” and “Palestinian land” are just that, lies, #FakeNews.
The families have lived there long enough and no Arab is inconvenienced by their presence except in a mental game of wishing for Jews to leave all of Israel or submit to Islamic law. If our Government is so weak as to be pushed by an ultra-left court, controlled like puppets by ultra-left EU money, let them build the new houses and new town FIRST.
What difference, at this point, does another few months make?