Israel, does anyone hear you?
When someone lost in the forest shouts, “is anyone hearing me out there?” will the words of succor reach Samaritan ears? Will the world notice the plight of a hopelessly lost soul amid tall trees and sun robbing canopies? A dilemma such as this has fallen on the Jews for millennia. We the children of God, the wandering Jews, the remnants of the House of David, upon us on our hump backs carry vessels filled with tears and bitter herbs. On our breast we embrace the words given to us on a fiery mountain top. We yell in the forest for help to no avail. Instead the bear, the lion and the snake have a way with us. Savage treatment of the Jews have dwindled our numbers to an absolute minority, a surviving people hanging on to humanity’s ledge, less than a fraction of one percent of the world’s population and yet the furious rulers, tyrants and headstrong deniers of the truth continue to feed their children poisoned milk against us. They are saying that we are inhuman, describing us in terms only used for vermin. If truth be told, we were slaves in the land of Egypt; we have been massacred by one empire after another, the Persians, the Greeks, the Crusaders, the Romans, the Spanish, the Moslems, the Germans, millions upon millions of us seeking mercy. In the horizon we hear once again calls for our destruction and we are shouting in the forest, yet again. However, this time we’re not lost in the forest, a little paradise found, a tiny spec of clearance, Israel; the heavens can see us now.
The Word ‘Settlement’
The word ‘settlement’ has a bad connotation when it comes to Israel. Settlements, they say, is an impediment to peace. I mean, where else in the world does the word ‘settlement’ have such a bad rap? In the United States? In England? In France? In Russia? Are there settlements there? The United Nations pegs settlements with Israel; the word ‘settlement’ is now a brand owned by the Jewish state. Conducting a word search in Google for instance with the tagline ‘settlement’ it is common to find results on Israel this or Israel that. The reality of it all is that there are no settlements in Israel. Really, take my word. I’ve searched the length and breadth of Israel looking for a ‘settlement’. Heck, I even went to the ‘West Bank’, the ‘Golan Heights’, the ‘Galilee’ and the ‘Negev Desert’. No settlements were found. My findings though revealed that in this Promised Land there are cities, towns and villages and they are flourishing.
My traveling in the country didn’t take long, after all Israel is a tiny little place, a puzzle piece. On a good day you can drive the length of the country in 6 hours. At her narrowest point, Israel is only 9 miles wide. You can snap the entire country of Israel into the State of Florida, USA, 8 times; you know where Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center and Miami Beach are located. Unlike Israel’s neighboring countries which are a basket case, Israel is modern western style democratic country. I wanted to take a photo of a ‘settlement’ and show it to you, but I didn’t see any tents, caravans or covered wagons. I saw plenty of cities and towns, with thousands of people living in them, doing what city folks and country folks do, towns’ people doing their daily chores. I saw beautiful country villages surrounded by rolling fields and orchards. There are no settlements in Israel.
The word ‘settlement’ is an absolute failed marketing gimmick created by Jew haters aimed at sabotaging any efforts for peace. Instead of allowing the peace process to go forward, Israel’s enemies prefer to create stumbling blocks aimed at expelling Jews out of their Promised Land. The issue of settlements is one of those made up creations. It is clear to me.