Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Star of David - Legal and Right

Some people seem to be upset by this photo:

That's because they read this caption that accompanied the photograph - and actually believed it to be a trtuhful representation of reality:

A Star of David and the name of the Israeli settlement of Shiloh written in Hebrew are seen on a Palestinian farmer field vandalized by Israel settlers on January 12, 2011in the northern West Bank village of Qariot, near Nablus.

Well, I happen to know something of this incident.  In fact, I blogged about the background which was a legal dispute with illegal intervention, leading to Arab violence against Jews perceived to be desirable due to the presence of Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights.  And read his comments at a later post on another but similar issue: land disputes.

They lost the court case but Ascherman never reported that.

The judge decided that the land in the map below

was legally the property of Moshe Moskowitz of Shiloh and he could plough it and farm it  at will.  You can see Shiloh marked in the lower right-hand corner.  Qaryut is in the top right-hand corner.  The pink-colored land is below Qaryut and Shiloh and lies much lower than either village.  The road that can be discerned as the left-hand boundary of the property is Highway 60, from Jerusalem north.  Our main road.

Here's the best I could do from Google Earth:

It was done at night as a celebration of their legal victory.

Soon to come: agricultural produce at a site never developed by Arabs and who allowed themselves to be used by RHR and Ascherman to attack Jews.

First Rule of Arab Claims Against Jews: Never believe them until incontrovertable proof is provided.  Jews are not angels but we're not devils either.


Just received this scanned picture, curtesy of Yonah Tzoref.

It was taken from the east, on the Tel of Shiloh and it reads: Shiloh Land

And another picture:


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