|…Well, on the home front today the top story remained the cost of living and housing, for rental and for purchase.
Here in Judea, we are not immune from the crisis and it has in fact made life a little uglier here. You see, many families who have enough land to build a home and second residence do that to rent out and they have jacked up their rental prices according to the market which means that here too the prices are now sky high asked by these idealistic settlers – they are only human – which are as extortionate as in Tel-Aviv and a huge obstacle to young couples wanting to live in Yosh.
Not talked about in the dominant and dejudaized MSM here is the contribution to the tight market all over the country made by none other than Emir Barack Hussein who has succeeded during his time in office in throttling development in Israel, meaning in Yosh, so that the young couples who want to live here cannot and thus they too must look for shelter west of the Green Line.
Some day these post-Jewish Israelis may wake up and take note of how this generation of antiJews continue to dictate to us where we can and cannot live even in our own allegedly independent state.
How interesting too over the last two weeks of this protest for “social justice” that the Torah readings have been about settling the Land, parceling the land to big families and small. Real estate stories of Eretz Yisrael in shul and on the evening news.
Of course the solution to the tight housing market was conjured up last webcast. Imagine what would happen to the housing market if the government would declare all Judea and Samaria open to Jews and Jewish developers.
Think of the famous day in 1889, the Oklahoma Land Rush, when 50,000 land-hungry Americans lined up on a starting line at the edge of two million acres about to be given away for the taking and the asking for free.
At high noon on April 22, 1889, these 50,000 people on horseback and in buckboards – there are photographs of it – and wagons heard the cannons roar announcing the start of the land rush and they lit out in clouds of dust, all 50,000 of them to stake out their claims to homes and even lay out whole communities. In literally half a day, both Oklahoma City and the adjacent town of Guthrie had been staked out and occupied by 10,000 people. Famous Harper’s Weekly at the time said this: “At twelve o’clock on Monday, April 22d, the resident population of Guthrie was nothing; before sundown it was at least ten thousand. In that time streets had been laid out, town lots staked off, and steps taken toward the formation of a municipal government.
“Many settlers immediately started improving their new land or stood in line waiting to file their claim. Many children sold creek water to homesteaders waiting in line for five cents a cup, while other children gathered buffalo chips to provide fuel for cooking. By the second week, schools had opened and were being taught by volunteers paid by pupils’ parents until regular school districts could be established. Within one month, Oklahoma City had five banks and six newspapers.”
That’s from Wikipedia. That’s how Americans did it in those days. Imagine the government of Israel in our time declaring that as the Ancient Ones build at will in Judea and Samaria, so will Israelis, Jews, in our ancient homeland…