Posts Tagged ‘Settlements’

Right Wing Lunatics

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

 There may be those who read CTY who have labeled me “right-wing.”

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Afterall, I do not believe that the formation of a Palestinian State that wants to blow up my house would be a good thing. Perhaps I am “right-wing” since I do not believe that throwing people out of legally built houses is such a great idea. Or maybe the reason that I am “on the right” is that I have made it clear that I don’t believe the trading of 10,000 Jewish residents of Gaza was worth the 10,000 rockets that we received in return.

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All this is true, so maybe I am a “right-winger.” But when I read with disgust the actions of the lunatics who also fall under the term, I feel I have to speak up. Let no one think that all of us settlers or right-wingers agree with the extremists who usually speak in our names. Case in point: This Rabbi’s call for settlers to shoot at Israeli solidiers.

If he was a Palestinian, he would already be in jail.

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Settlement Freeze

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007


When I first heard that there would be a “settlement freeze,” I thought “so what?” I mean, having lived in Neve Daniel for two winters, I have come to accept the fact that five months a year I will not be able to see out my windows because of the fog. I bundle up the kids and watch them disappear into the cold mist. Sometime after Pesach, spring comes back, and we all warm up again.

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The Wandering Jews

Thursday, September 6th, 2007
The Wandering Jew

The Wandering Jew

I have no home.

It’s not quite as bad as it sounds though. In fact, it’s quiet nice.

In Israel, we are always under-estimating time. When the government says that Jerusalem’s light rail system will be done next year, we hold back on the excitement. I doubt that the “separation fence” that was supposed to be completed several years ago will ever be done. And when the government promises political reform, holding our breath would be quiet dangerous.

We don’t really expect repairmen to come when they promise “next week.” “Next week” usually means “over the next few weeks.” And of course, I have already written about Bezek coming “definitely” by Thursday. And if not, then within a few days.

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