But until then much will have to change in this desert patch.We humorously say that it is situated "at the end of the world, left! We have long considered the preparations for the cultivation including a new irrigation system, fences, etc.The international mainstream media and Israel-haters everywhere are doing their best to turn Ahed Tamimi, the teenage Palestinian girl filmed repeatedly slapping an Israeli soldier last week, into a new symbol of "resistance." But, in order to do so, they're ignoring the very reason Tamimi (and other Palestinians) engaged in this and previous assaults on Israeli soldiers.
After we succeeded with the vineyard we would like to repeat with an olive grove.After about three years, in the fall of 2021, we with God's help, are expecting to harvest the first olives and produce olive oil.If they were, Tamimi and her cameraman would be corpses, and the video would never have gotten out in the first place.To be sure, the situation puts Israel itself in a conundrum.Had the soldiers responded with physical force and caused bodily harm, Tamimi would instantly have been held aloft around the world as a heroine of the Palestinian cause.
Instead, she's only being celebrated by Israel's most venomous antagonists, who will latch on to any excuse to smear the Jewish state.And, in trying to push Tamimi as a new symbol of resistance, they must brush aside the fact that the Israelis didn't take the bait.They must sidestep the very clear, documented evidence that, contrary to the popular narrative, Israelis soldiers are not child-killers.Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas published a Christmas greeting that referred to Jesus as "a Palestinian messenger who would become a guiding light for millions around the world." Abbas' predecessor and mentor, Yasser Arafat, began this shameful Christmas tradition decades ago.As in other years, Israel's Foreign Ministry responded with scorn.Despite the fact that many civilizations have attempted to eliminate Israel from the world's face, she still exists today!