I didn’t know myself how moved I was going to be to see Palestinian tractors from Jalud plowing their lands with the protection of the Israeli security forces. It only happened when I stood there and realized that I had first been in this place in 2005. On that day I came with farmers from adjacent Kusara, who were apparently renting some of the lands belonging to Fawzi. Ibrahim directly underneath the “Aish Kodesh” outpost. Since that time, the settlers of Aish Kodesh have continuously expanded their “red lines,” beyond which Palestinians accessed their lands at their own peril. Thanks to Palestinian refusal to give up hope, and RHR’s amazing OT legal team, old wrongs have been righted. That is something worth being emotional over.
By: Rabbi Arik Asherman Continue Reading