In the bible, Job accepted the fact that whatever God gave and took away His name remains blessed. (Job 1:21)
However, when all common sense ends, emotions take over.
Now that the verdict is out and the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El is doomed I find a need to reflect on what is in my heart, not my head.
The nation of Israel accounts for three forefathers: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who were all committed to the land of Israel and to building the Jewish nation.
Much of the land policies in Judea and Samaria, upon which the modern state of Israel acts with consideration that some Arabs may, or may not, legally own that land, simply do not make sense.
This land policy has now subjected the Ulpana neighborhood for an upcoming demolishing.
I now read that Israel’s Deputy Attorney General, Mike Balas, has waived the need for any building permit for the mobile homes to which the occupants of the Ulpana homes are slated to move by the end of this June month.
The question that comes to mind is if mobile homes will be placed to house the evacuees with no need for building permit, then why the government of Israel could not wave the need for that final building permit for the good-looking buildings of Ulpana that were constructed and served as a home to their owners in the past ten years?
When Prime Minister Netanyahu was gathering the votes he needed to defeat the Regulation Law bill, which would have, if passed, protected Ulpana and other communities in Judea and Samaria, his inferring warning words were, “There was massive international (condemnation) of (Israeli) construction in Judea and Samaria – and we withstood it admirably. Defending the settlements in the international arena is difficult, and I suggest that we do not disregard the International Court of Justice in The Hague.”
Why is Netanyahu fearing the International Court of Justice in The Hague? Perhaps it will be very good for Israel to be called to witness in The Hague and wave, in front of the world, the documents of the Legal Rights of The Jewish People to the land precisely where the Ulpana neighborhood is located. And at the same time tell the International Court of Justice in The Hague that any claim of any Arab to that land – From the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea – is a farce as they stole that land from the Jewish nation. And thus, the truth will finally be brought to light and perhaps prevail.
The fate of the destruction of Ulpana has been gaveled. But Migron, which is in proximity of fifteen minutes drive from Ulpama, is also up for destruction and the battle for Migron is yet to take front row seat, in August 2012.
I am a member of the executive committee of Save Migron International petition campaign. Thus far, over the period of two months, we have gathered approximately 3,500 petition signatures (To me that means that either Israelis and Israel’s supporters have developed a thick skin and no longer care to act when their government gives permission to build and then takes that grant away, or that the battle against the government of Israel that promotes settling in the gained territories in Judea and Samaria and then, from nowhere, they come with a right jab decree to destroy what was built, is so difficult to win so people have simply gave up on this vital battle.
Seeing Jews evict other Jews, seeing the Jewish military use force against other Jews is heart breaking. For 2000 years that kind of reality faced Jews daily, but by non-Jews. Now a segment of Jewish society does what, when the state of Israel was founded was vowed to never again be done; see Jewish life and Jewish property vandalized.
So, I go back to what is in my heart, not my head.
What is soon to take place in Ulpana, then Migron, then perhaps other Jewish communities, if an Arab decides that the property belongs to him or her, is unconscionable and inhumane. It is not right that the government supports and okays to build, and thus the place becomes a Jewish home, and then, few years down the track that approval and support becomes null and void. The government sees fit to sanction the destruction of pioneers’ homes and lives; in cold blood Jewish lives is ripped apart in all aspects possible.
Why is the Government of Israel policy to evict is based on a hearsay of an Arab with ulterior motives, rather than the grant of God to His children and the written law?
If the land – only the lad – indeed belongs to an Arab, then why not offer him or her financial compensation that will cover the value of the land in question, and then some, so he or she can go buy land elsewhere? Wouldn’t it be appropriate instead of demoralizing Jews, making them homeless and heartbroken?
Why put Jews through a Pogrom?
Basically, Jews do not uproot one Jewish tree, for misguided political reasons; Jews do not destroy one Jewish home in which Jews dwell, even if it is a temporary home/caravan, for misguided political reasons; Jews do not destroy Jewish synagogues, for misguided political reasons; Jews do not destroy other Jews’ life, for misguided political reasons!
The Government of Israel must immediately end the Pogroms it conducts on a regular basis in Judea and Samaria for WHAT THEY CLAIM are the “RIGHT” political reasons!
Migron is due for destruction on August 1st, 2012. Be aware that on July 29th, 2012, it is Tisha Be’Av, when the Jewish nation commemorates the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. This dark day marks an omen!
The father of Zionism, Theodor Herzl, who dreamt of a homeland for all Jews had said: ‘If you will it is no dream’ [legend]; over 3,000 years before Herzl’s dreamt, the Jewish Forefather Jacob had his own dream. It is a good time as ever to remember our scriptures, Genesis Chapter 28:
1. And Isaac called Jacob and blessed him…; 3. And God Almighty will bless you, fertile and increase your numbers, and you will become a large crowd of people; 4. And I give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your seed with you to inherit the land of your residence that God gave to Abraham. 10. And Jacob left Be’er Sheva and traveled to toward Haran; 11. And arrived at a place and slept there; at sunrise he took stones of the place, and placed them under his head; and lay in that place; 12. And he dreamt, and behold there is a ladder elevating from the ground, its head reaches heaven, and there are the angels of God ascend and descend on it. 13. And behold God stands on it and said, I am the Lord, the God of Abraham thy father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lay – I will give thee, and thy seed; 14. And thy seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread westward and eastward and northward and southward, and all the people on earth be blessed by you and your descendants. 15. And here I am with thee, and I will protect you wherever you go, and I shall return you to this land, because I shall not leave thee, until I have done what I have spoken to you. 16. And Jacob woke up from his sleep and said, surely there is a God in this place and I did not know; 17. And he was afraid, and said, what frightening this place is; it is not but the House of God, and that is the gate to Heaven. 18. And Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone he had put under his head, and he put it as a shrine, and he poured oil on its head. 19. And he named that place Beit-El (the House of God), even though the name of the town was first Luz. 20. And Jacob made a vow to say, if God will be with me, and protected me on the way one which I am walking, and gave me bread to eat, and clothes to wear; 21. And I shall return safe to the home of my father, then God will be my Lord; 22. And this stone, which I made a shrine, will be the House of God; and all that You give me, tenth of it I will shall return to You.
Jacob’s dream led to Herzl’s dream and the establishment of the third Jewish commonwealth, the modern state of Israel; these dreams, which materialized by much blood, sweat and pray had also returned the ancient land of Judea and Samaria to the Jewish nation; let not the modern state of Israel do away with those dreams.