What About Ma’aleh
(Some of our Bible
Light friends wonder what will happen to our adopted community and our
projects there. The following is reassuring.)
Otniel Schneller told The Jerusalem Post that on his last day of
consciousness, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon studied a new map showing
potential borders that would allow for both a Palestinian state and for as
many settlers as possible to remain in Judea and Samaria. Schneller, a
religious settler from Ma’aleh Michmash turned centrist politician, said he
was commissioned by Sharon to create a plan for Israel’s future borders. “I
believe we will keep most of the settlements and most of the settlers while
allowing space for the Palestinians to build a state when they are ready to
stop engaging in terror,” Schneller stated.
As a veteran resident
of Ma’aleh Michmash the issue of the territories is very personal to him.
When he came there with his family 25 years ago, there was nothing there.
“There was no road, no water and no electricity. I pray more than three
times a day that we will stay there,” said Schneller.
Editor: I am currently
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