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Shiloh Musings: Hillary, Your “Deplorable” Comment May Lose You The Election!

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Half of Trump Supporters Belong in ‘Basket of Deplorables’
Hillary Clinton urged supporters late Friday not to be complacent about Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election, saying half of his backers were “desperate for change” but the other half belonged in a “basket of deplorables.”
Appearing at an LGBT gala fundraiser where Barbra Streisand performed, Clinton said many of the GOP candidate’s voters were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”

Israel’s Labor Party once made that mistake. They referred to the Likud’s Menachem Begin supporters as “riff raff,” and all it did was increase Likud support in the Israeli voting public and cause long term damage to itself. Today, the Likud is still in power and the Labor party, even after a major rebranding and then name change is smaller than ever.

Hillary, I hate to break it to you, but when you’re running for office you are supposed to try to convince those who support your opponent to change camps and support you, not insult them and turn them away. You’re just proving how unsuitable you are to lead a country, any country.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Construction Fiascos, The Tipping Point towards Death

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Yesterday afternoon, the Israeli television stations stopped regular broadcasting schedule and brought us the awful news of a major fatal construction collapse in Tel Aviv. A four-story parking garage totally collapsed.

Third body found in the Tel Aviv construction site collapse
The search for survivors continued Tuesday morning, with four construction workers still missing at the site of the collapse.Soldiers began a search and rescue operation on Monday afternoon with two victims successfully extracted by Monday evening.
Police received reports of a building collapse on the corner of Habarzel and Hanahoshet Streets at 11:24 a.m, on Monday, and responded within minutes.
Rescue workers continued working into the night in an effort to recover those who remained missing. (Jerusalem Post)

Apparently, the owners had decided to add a “minor” “design element” to the plan without properly checking engineering feasibilities/ramifications.

Building engineering is a very mathematical science. Add a floor to a house, or a garden to a roof, and you can easily have a disaster, like there was yesterday in Tel Aviv.

I kept seeing this deep sand-filled pit on television and wondered how it could have happened.

Where were the support pillars? How could it have happened? Apparently, the owner had decided to add a garden on top and like many of us, figured that “a garden doesn’t weigh much.” As the tractor brought in the soil, the entire structure collapsed like a house of cards. Because the truth is that the tractor and packed soil for a garden are much heavier than cars. And apparently, the garden hadn’t been in the original plans which the engineers had received and planned for.

Who will pay in the end? Construction workers were killed and injured because of this.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Strict Apartheid in Israel Against Jews

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

In all honesty, I can’t deny the fact that there is apartheid in Israel, but the truth is that the restrictions are against Jews, not Arabs.

Not only are Jews/Israelis forbidden to enter sections of Israel administered by the P.A. but violence against those Jews/Israelis is excused/justified. I will copy the English on the sign for you, as it is written exactly:

“This Road leads To Area “A”
Under The Palestinian Authority
The Entrance For Israeli
Citizens Is Forbidden,
Dangerous To Your Lives
And Is Against The Israeli Law”

This is a threat of violence against Israelis. The policymakers responsible for the sign expect Israelis to be attacked and actually condone it. Attackers are not prosecuted; only Israelis who venture, whether intentionally or not, are.

A few days ago, a few dozen Breslover Chasidim entered the holy site of Joseph’s Tomb, which had been mentioned specifically in the Oslo Accords as a Jewish Holy Site that the P.A. was supposed ensure for Jewish worship. Not only were they attacked by the Aarbs, but after their rescue they were jailed by Israel.

The detainees with Ben Gvir

                        The detainees with Ben Gvir

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, who is representing 32 Breslov Jews who entered Joseph’s Tomb overnight in Shechem (Nablus) without permission from security forces, demands that police release them immediately.
The bus of worshippers was attacked by Arabs upon entering Shechem, who threw stones at it. The bus’ 60 passengers were rescued by IDF forces.
Several haredim were lightly wounded from the stoning, and were treated on site. 32 of the pilgrims were arrested.
“When leftist extremists, led by [poet and activist] Eliaz Cohen, entered Ramallah and were attacked, the police didn’t arrest them, didn’t touch the matter, and no one called them in for questioning,” Ben-Gvir recalled. “The feeling here is that the police discriminate again and again.” (Arutz 7)

We must cease this farce of an “occupation” and make all of the Land liberated in the 1967 Six Days War part of sovereign Israel!

The present policy strengthens and justifies Arab terror against Jews! It must be stopped!!!

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Did Elor Azariya Shoot Terrorist Post-Mortem

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

No doubt that this whole story would make great mesmerizing  suspense movie.

In legal twist, expert says terrorist shot in Hebron was already dead
Former chief pathologist says he believes terrorist shot in Hebron in March had expired before Elor Azaria shot him • Findings contradict official autopsy results, as well as Azaria’s version of the event • Testimony could see manslaughter charge revised. (Israel Hayom)

For the past couple of months, the Israeli public has been following the accusations and now trial of Elor Azaria, who when seeing movement of an already shot/injured Arab terrorist dressed in heavy clothing despite the heat, shot him.

A Leftist Arab (terrorists) sympathizer group photographed the scene and publicized it without sound. By muting the sound, viewers can’t hear the shouts cautioning that the injured terrorist maybe boobytrapped, with hidden explosives. Their con worked, and public figures, including the then Minister of Defense, quickly condemned the young soldier.

We all know that one of the signs of a possible terrorist is wearing a coat or jacket in the summer, since outerwear can easily hide bombs strapped to the body. Many Arab terrorists have been caught before managing to activate deadly explosives, because they had been suspected due of their inappropriately heavy jacket.

Unfortunately for Elor Azaria, the Israeli media and Leftist politicians decided to use him to up their standing with the international Left. They have this dangerously fokokt ideology that terrorists are ordinary criminals, who should be given human and legal rights.

And now, out of left field, comes Dr. Yehuda Hiss, whose opinion puts an unexpected surprise on the table. The terrorist’s  movements may have been just muscle twitches that sometimes happen at death. The original shots at the terrorist at the time he was apprehended caused his death, not Elor Azaria’s bullets.

Does it really make a difference? Honestly, this whole trial and witch hunt is a moral travesty of justice. Soldiers in the field, like Elor Azaria and even citizens who find themselves in the midst of terror attacks, should not be held to civilian theoretical standards. And as far as I’m concerned, all Arab terrorists should be executed on the spot and never given civilian criminal trials.

This trial must be stopped and Elor Azaria set free, his record purged.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: USA Kerry, Terrorists aren’t Misbehaving Innocent Children!!

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

In another one of his proof of idiocy, the United States Secretary of State John Kerry said:

Kerry to the Media: Cover Terrorism Less, So ‘People Wouldn’t Know What’s Going On’
Remember this: No country is immune from terrorism. It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on. (Applause.)

Again, Kerry shows the world how he misunderstands terrorists. They don’t just murder and attack for the attention. It’s an act of war, another genre in the military lexicon. That’s why it must be fought with force, not words or kindness. And considering the applause that apparently had greeted his statement, many people do agree with him. They are all wrong.

There’s a lot of terrorism going on in the world that is being ignored by the media, and it’s growing, not shrinking. It’s a relatively cheap way to attack one’s enemies. It bypasses the super-expensive international military industries.

International media and diplomats have been focusing more on the massive numbers of refugees fleeing parts of the Middle East and Africa but less on the terror they are trying to leave. Those who do the actual terrorizing aren’t ogling themselves  and how they look on the media. That isn’t what’s driving them to murder.

Kerry’s request that there would be less terror if the terrorists got less media attention is like the pedagogic principle that one must give more attention for good behavior than bad. Terrorists aren’t bullies in nursery schools. They are more like mass-murderers.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Hamas Arab Terrorists Stronger than Ever- Blame Autonomy!!!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Way back when, it seemed like too good to be true when the idea of “autonomy” for Arabs in YESHA was first proposed. Of course they should take responsibility for their garbage collection, road building etc.




Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize

According to Wikipedia, the idea was first suggested by Yigal Allon of the Labor Party, soon after the 1967 Six Days War. But according to the Jewish Virtual Library, and my memories, it was Menachem Begin’s plan after he became Prime Minister in 1977. In a sense then a probably both right. That’s because Begin was the one who made it happen.

… With the establishment of peace we shall propose the introduction of an administrative autonomy for theArab residents of JudeaSamaria and the Gaza Strip on the basis of the following principles:
The administration of the military rule in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip will be abolished. In Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip an administrative autonomy of, by and for the Arab residents will be established. The residents of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip will elect an administrative council which will be composed of 11 members. The administrative council will act according to the principles postulated in this document. Every resident 18 years old or older, regardless of his citizenship or the lack of it. will be entitled to vote for the administrative council. Every resident who is 25 years old or older the day the list of candidates for the administrative council is presented will be entitled to be elected to the administrative council. The administrative council will be elected in general, direct, personal, equal and secret elections.
The administrative council will establish the following departments: department of education: department of transportation: department of construction and housing: department of industry, commerce and tourism: department of agriculture: department of health: department of labor and social betterment, department for the rehabilitation of refugees: department of legal administration and supervision of the local police force. The administrative council will issue regulations pertaining to the activities of those departments.
Security and public order in the areas of Judea, Samaria and Gaza will he entrusted to the Israeli authorities….

So, is that another of Menachem Begin’s big tragic mistakes? I think so. These seemingly harmless domestic responsibilities given to the Arabs here have morphed into dangerous terror states recognized as real states/countries by most of the world and all of the international bodies from the United Nations to the Olympics. And it has puffed up and strengthened Hamas, which unabashedly supports terror against Jews.

Senior-level PA officials urge Abu Mazen to cancel elections: “You will hand over the West Bank to Hamas”

You know what’s said about the road to hell being good intentions….

Good Intentions


Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: U.S. Elections: Voting With One’s Head, The Kipa Poll! #1

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

It has come to my attention that there’s a very creative kippa (the cute little beanie cap that many Jewish men wear for religious and Jewish identification reasons) company designing kippot for the 2016 American Presidential Elections.
Pic-A-Kippa established by two former IDF lone soldiers has expanded its very pro-Israel Zionist collection of printed kippot to include a variety for those who want to go headfirst to promote either Hillary or Trump in the upcoming elections. As with all of their products, they donate 10% of each kippa to The Lone Soldier Center in Israel.

I don’t know if this skews the results, but there are more designs for Trump than for Hillary.



So far, according to sales figures, Donald Trump is in the lead, and as long as the company sends me statistics, I will keep you updated. If I’m not mistaken, these numbers are from yesterday August 7, 2016.
91 heading for Trump


49 heading for Hillary

You can purchase the kippot or any other designs offered, plus an option for special orders, online https://picakippa.com/  or in these stores:

Upper West Side Judaica – 2412 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

J Levine Books and Judaica – 5 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001
Judaica Plus – 445 Central Ave, Cedarhurst, NY 11516

And of course tell them that you read about them here on Shiloh Musings.

Batya Medad

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