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Israeli Police Destroy E1 Menorah to Appease Palestinians

Despite repeated promises by virtually every Israeli government in the last decade or two, E1 remains largely vacant.
Giant menorah, made from 450 candles in paper bags was lit on a hillside in Mevaseret Adumim, aka E1, on Monday. The candles burned for half an hour and then the cops showed. And completely destroyed it. On Chanukah. In Eretz Israel.

Giant menorah, made from 450 candles in paper bags was lit on a hillside in Mevaseret Adumim, aka E1, on Monday. The candles burned for half an hour and then the cops showed. And completely destroyed it. On Chanukah. In Eretz Israel.

Yesterday, apparently, the brave police of Israel took on and defeated what they considered a threat… It was, or would have been, this year’s giant menorah lit on a hill about 3 kilometers outside of Jerusalem. It was made of small candles, 450, I remember reading… It was to send a message of brightness to the people who live across the highway, to send a reminder that we are here again, in our land, to those who pass on the road below. Palestinian squatters could remain on E1 for days a few months ago; but a few hundred candles couldn’t be allowed even for a few hours… How ironic, how sad.

Chanukah is the festival of lights, a message of triumph that shouts out that we defeated our enemies enabling the light of our tradition to beat back the darkness. We share this light by placing the menorah in our windows and lighting it night after night. See the miracle? Remember what we did? What God did for us? Remember we are here again in our land…



In my neighborhood, and throughout this land, you can count dozens of menorahs burning in the early evening hours. We counted 70 a few nights ago in a one block area! And thanks to the wonderful emissaries of Chabad, many of the entrances to cities and large intersections feature huge menorahs as well. From north to south, east to west – the country is alive and spreading light.

A few months ago, Palestinians decided to try to occupy E1, a small hill that connects Maale Adumim and Jerusalem, home to a huge police station and not much else…yet. The Palestinian protesters were there for days until the police/government decided the threat to Maale Adumim was enough to have them removed and the courts agreed. Days they were there…while hundreds of Israeli border guards, police, whatever, patrolled, watched, waited.

Despite repeated promises by virtually every Israeli government in the last decade or two, E1 remains largely vacant as Bibi Netanyahu plays his game of cat and mouse with the US, first saying he will build, then canceling.

He needs our votes and it becomes “Me, Bibi. I build.”

The US puts pressure and suddenly it’s “Me, Bibi. Say what? Where? E1? Huh? Let me look at the map and I’ll get back to you on that.”

Several years ago, an artist decided to build a menorah using hundreds of candles on the slopes of E1 for all of Maale Adumim residents to see and enjoy. It was lovely…and though that artist recently returned to live in the States, the tradition goes on…

Only, last night, the darkness struck back and defeated the light. At least a bit. Yesterday, Arabs threw stones at a bus; a few days ago, a two year old Jewish child was severely injured when the car in which she was riding was pelted with stones and one struck her in the head. Usually, Israeli police are busy trying to protect us from so much…they patrol the streets, they investigate, they…well, whatever police do…

Israel is a relatively low-crime country but there is still plenty calling for their attention. My husband volunteers for the local police and we were surprised to find out that a large percentage of the Israeli police force is comprised of volunteers who give of their time to patrol, to watch, and often to catch those who would violate the law and endanger Israelis. I’m so proud of him and of the police in general…well, usually.

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14 Responses to “Israeli Police Destroy E1 Menorah to Appease Palestinians”

  1. Jean Pacheco says:

    Not so good, doubt if they’ll stop at just the E1 Menorah!!!

  2. Why could they allow the Chanukia to stay … just until it burned out whay would have been the harm Can't we even be Jews in our own country? So sad!

  3. As R. Meir Kachane ( may Hashem avenges the blood of the Righteous!) once stated: “There is no Arab problem, there is Jewish problem!” I wish Refuah Shalema to all self-hating Jews.

  4. Gil Gilman says:

    The Greeks are still trying to win…they never learn ;-)

  5. Cheryl Hoffer says:

    It's absolutely shameful >:(

  6. Gil Gilman says:

    I wonder if they burned for twenty minutes after the third star. If so it becomes a non issue. If not, then who needs Greeks?

  7. Chaiya Eitan says:

    I want to know who gave the order for the police of Israel to destroy a Hannukiyah!! They are behaving like the Greeks!!! SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!

  8. Mark L. Shane says:

    macabees alive,government appeases enemys of Israel.

  9. WHERE ARE THE MODERN MACABEES? HOW MUCH MORE ARE THE HEBREW PEOPLE TO TAKE? IT IS INSANE TO LET ROCKS INJURE BABIES AND ALL PEOPLE WHO WISH TO VISIT THE HOLY SITES, BUT LIGHT A MENORAH FOR THE HOLIDAY, WELL, TAKE THAT AWAY BECAUSE SOME ARABS CALLING THEMSELVES PALESTINIANS DO NOT LIKE IT. WELL, TOO BAD, YOU SQUATTERS! ONE MENORAH DARKEN DOES NOT DARKEN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH! IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THIS SORT OF THING, NOBODY IS ASKING YOU TO STAY. IN FACT, YOU WERE NOT INVITED ANYWAY. WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE ANYMORE OF YOUR CARPETS LAYING OUT WHILE YOU BOW TO YOUR FALSE GOD OF TERRORISM EITHER. GET THOSE RAGS OFF OUR GROUND OR YOU ARE IN A PERFECT POSITION TO GET A FOOT UP THE TUCHAS! LOL :)

  10. Yechiel Baum says:

    ARE THE PALESTINEANS OR GOYISH POLICE THE NEW hASMANOEM?

  11. Huge Menorah built by Jews and destroyed by unJews in Judea – Why is Israel destroying her own future

  12. Tany Berman says:

    What we need is KAHANE ZT"L THE JDL…..At least they DID something about it. The Israeli police should have been stopped……apparently it looks as if Israel is becoming self hating

  13. Les Legato says:

    Now my Jewish friends and family understand why our Christian allies get angry get over U.S. Govt intrusion into Christmas.

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