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Shiloh Musings: Will Brexit and Theresa May make for Better Britain-Israel Relations?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Here in Israel, there are those who say that one of the reasons that some British voted for Brexit was the EU’s extreme anti-Israel policies including the fact that it sponsors all sorts of pro-Palestine activities and NGOs which work very blatantly not only against Israel but supporting the Arab terrorists. That is what the pro-Brexit crowd meant by saying that they were interested in economic ties but not in the politics.

The Jerusalem Post has a very optimistic article about Great Britain’s new incoming Prime Minister, Theresa May. Here’s for hoping that they are right about her, although if their optimism is only based on a speech she gave two years ago when visiting, I’m more a pessimist. As regular readers of this blog know very well, I do not take such speeches very seriously. They are no more true than film scripts.

Theresa May, a ‘long-standing friend of Israel’

The parliamentary chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel issued a statement saying that “Israel can rest assured that a UK led by Theresa May will be there in its moments of need.”
…May, according to former ambassador to London Daniel Taub, “has been a long-standing friend of Israel and the Jewish community.” He said that as home secretary, May was very supportive of “our efforts to deepen British- Israel ties in the area of homeland security, and also very receptive to the concerns of the Jewish community regarding anti-Semitism and violent extremism.” Her ministry was responsible for Britain’s MI5 intelligence service, and as such was both aware and appreciative of the close intelligence and security cooperation between the two countries.
…May’s only visit to Israel was in the summer 2014, when the bodies of the three kidnapped youth from Gush Etzion were discovered. In a speech in September of that year to the Conservative Friends of Israel, she discussed that trip, and that speech provides a glimpse of her outlook on Israel.
“The murder of those boys – and the loss of life among Israelis and Palestinians in the subsequent military operations in Gaza – is a sad reminder that the Arab/Israeli conflict is not just an abstract debate argued over the pages of Western newspapers and television screens,” she said.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: “Racism:” Two Way Street

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

A few days ago, I got a lot of flack on facebook for describing the TSA officers who treated me badly:

  • one pushed me instead of speaking clearly
  • the other was verbally abusive, not allowing me eye-contact with my valuables, as she gave me a “pat-down”

Both of the women were black and heavy. If they had been described as blondes, asians or red-heads and petite nobody would have cared. But there were some really nasty comments against me, just because I didn’t leave them as vague “stick-figures.”

Whenever there’s an “incident” in which a white shoots a black, those descriptions are accepted:

Still images from video show Alton Sterling as he is shot dead by police during an incident captured on the mobile phone camera of shop owner Abdullah Muflahi in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Video taken July 5, 2016. Abdullah Muflahi/Handout via REUTERS

Still images from video show Alton Sterling as he is shot dead by police during an incident captured on the mobile phone camera of shop owner Abdullah Muflahi in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Video taken July 5, 2016. Abdullah Muflahi

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the fatal police shooting of a black man in Louisiana’s capital, the state’s governor said on Thursday, as two deadly encounters between law enforcement and black men triggered protests in the United States.
The probe comes as community leaders in Baton Rouge urged authorities to conduct a full-scale criminal probe of two white police officers over the slaying of Alton Sterling, 37, on Tuesday. (Reuters)


Of course, and I’m not denying it, the police look awful and most probably made a very bad call. But don’t forget that the victim, also, made a mistake, a fatal one. These short of shootings happen quite often when people want to take out their “papers,”and the police mistakenly think they are pulling out a weapon. So the best thing is to just stand with hands raised and tell the authorities where to find identification/license etc.

But calling me a racist for giving a physical description of the TSA officers who treated me badly/incorrectly  is so much like those who insist that those who don’t support Obama are racist or those who don’t support Hillary are anti-women/sexist. Looking at Obama’s or Hillary’s experience, character, platform etc and making a decision based on that and not their color, sex, and so on, is racist/sexist. There’s no moral superiority in saying:

“It’s time for a woman president. We are behind the times,” (Newsday)

If that’s the main theme, than it’s totally sexist.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Last week, ended with a hail of bullets, a rocket attack…

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Last week, ended with a hail of bullets, a rocket attack on a Sderot nursery school, stabbings, murders all perpetrated by Arab Muslims on innocent Jews. They, the Arabs murdered and injured Jews last week, a thirteen 13 year old girl has breathed and danced her last. A father and educator was shot before the eyes of his son, daughter and wife. Other Jews were attacked, injured some seriously for no reason, other than their being Jewish.

‘They started shooting at us – and suddenly dad stopped moving’

Site of Har Hevron shooting attack

Site of Har Hevron shooting attack

 

Online incitement and the end of the holy month drive Palestinian terrorists to kill

Hallel Yaffa Ariel and her bedroom after the attack

Hallel Yaffa Ariel and her bedroom after the attack

If you think such brutal deadly anti-Semitism ended with the defeat of Nazi Germany, you’re very wrong. Not only are there Arab terrorists who attack and murder Jews, but they are supported by the same countries which were once under Nazi control. Today there are all sorts of funds and projects and NGO sponsored by the EU, the European Union that encourage the Arabs to replace the State of Israel with a new Arab country called “Palestine,” and attack Jews.

These Arab terror attacks are not limited to Judea, Samaria and other Land Israel liberated in the defensive war, a war for survival, the 1967 Six Days War. Arabs attack Jews in Tel Aviv, Netanya, Sedrot, all over. That’s because they don’t want any Jews to survive. Yes, that’s just like the Nazis.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Being Kind to The Arabs Just Fills Our Cemeteries and ERs

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

5:13pm Micky Mark – Victim of PA Arab Ramadan terror attack

Released for Publication — Micky Mark, the Director of the Otniel Yeshiva was murdered this afternoon; his wife Chava and children wounded in a PA Ramadan terror shooting attack on Highway 60 in the South Hevron Hills.

  • The State of Israel very kindly reduced Jewish access to the Temple Mount in order to help the Muslims celebrate Ramadan.
  • The State of Israel very kindly reduced Jewish access to the Ma’arat Hamachpela in Hebron  in order to help the Muslims celebrate Ramadan.

And how do those same Arab Muslims thank us, show their appreciation?

And these are just a few of the attacks today and yesterday!

  • When will we stop coddling the terrorists?
  • Kindness just makes them think we are weak, and it seems that they are right.
  • Only Jewish strength will defeat the terrorists!

 

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Israeli Debacle in Turkish Agreement!

Monday, June 27th, 2016

I am embarrassed to be an Israeli!

Turkey supported an armed terror ship towards Israel, the Marmara, and now Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has agreed to pay them as if we’re guilty!!!

Netanyahu traveled to Rome on Sunday to meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli and Turkish officials were also in the Italian capital to finalize the deal. Israel, which had already offered its apologies – one of Ankara’s three conditions for a deal – for its lethal raid on the Mavi Marmara activist ship, agreed to pay out $20 million to the bereaved and injured, the Israeli official said in a briefing to Israeli reporters traveling with Netanyahu. (Reuters)


I am so disgusted that Bibi is paying off these terrorists and terror supporters. It will just encourage them to kill more Jews.

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Great Britain Reverts to its Island Isolation

Friday, June 24th, 2016

‘Leave’ scents victory as EU vote divides Britain

With results declared from 206 of 382 voting districts plus parts of Northern Ireland, Leave was ahead by 51.3 percent to 48.7 in the referendum, in which a vote to break with Europe could usher in deep uncertainty over trade and investment and fuel the rise of anti-EU movements across the continent. Initial results suggested those in favor of quitting the EU were outperforming pollsters’ expectations. They scored close to 70 percent of the vote in Hartlepool in northeast England and in Basildon, near London. It was not clear whether an expected pro-EU vote in the capital and across Scotland would be sufficient to redress the balance. In the London district of Haringey, 76 percent voted to remain. (Reuters)

I’m not really surprised. Great Britain is an island off of Europe and always treasured its independence. That is what saved it from invasions, such as the Nazis less than a century ago. Also, in terms of the demography, cultural/ethnic politics in Britain, this is probably the last chance to get a majority to leave. As in Europe, the open borders have enabled a cultural diversity unprecedented in most of Europe and Great Britain for sure.

Don’t forget that the European Union is much larger and more diversified than most people had ever expected it to be. For those who mourn the relatively monochromatic Christian Britain and Europe, they find themselves living in a nightmare, like a Twilight Zone episode.

The vote seems pretty close, so it could change directions, and then Great Britain will remain in the EU, and it will then find itself a totally different country in another couple of decades. And if it leaves, the transformation will just take a bit longer…

Batya Medad

Shiloh Musings: Irving Moskowitz, Doer not Talker

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The late Irving Moskowitz, Z”Tz”L, used his money for the good of the Jewish People. He was a giant. He made history and changes.

Moskowitz, who was among the most prominent financial backers of Jewish communities in eastern Jerusalem and across Judea and Samaria, passed away last Thursday at his home in Florida. He was 88 years old.
Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, Rosh Yeshiva of Merkaz HaRav, eulogized Moskowitz.
“He was pure life. We are crestfallen. Much can be said about the man and his work, ‘the man on the wall’ [guarding the city]; the ‘president of Jerusalem,’ as my father called him, now joins the many great people who worked to restore [Jerusalem] to its former greatness.”
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat also spoke at the funeral, remembering Moskowitz as a “pioneer” and “man of vision”.
“Today we lay to rest a pioneer… a man of vision who saw the rebuilding of Jerusalem as his purpose in life. Irving was one of the first to invest and to donate to the development of Jewish settlement in eastern Jerusalem, [something which] came from an understanding of and belief in its importance and a deep sense of public [service].” (Arutz 7)

Through The Moskowitz Foundation, founded in 1968 with his wife, Cherna, Moskowitz donated untold millions of dollars to buy homes and institutions for Jews in eastern Jerusalem’s primarily Arab neighborhoods via Ateret Cohanim and the Ir David Foundation.
“The hundreds of families of the Old City, the old Yemenite village of Shiloach, Ir David, Ma’aleh Hazeitim, Shimon Hatzaddik, Kidmat Zion, Abu Tor, Beit Orot and the future families of Ganei Yitzchak are all ‘his families and homes,’” Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim Daniel Lauria said on Sunday. (Jerusalem Post)

I didn’t know him personally, but I like many enjoyed and benefitted from his generosity


Baruch Dayan Ha’emet HaMakom Yinachem
Batya Medad

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