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Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I’ve been debating what to write about Har Homa (Homat Shmuel). My friend Lurker sent me some links that I already read, but he simply pushed me to write about it.

I drove by there the other day, when I used the new Tekoa road to avoid the Tunnel traffic (my GPS doesn’t actually recognize the road and it kept telling me in a frantic voice to turn around NOW).

It might be important to read this background article about Har Homa.

Har Homa is no different than the Old City, than Gilo, that Pisgat Ze’ev, than the City Center, than Jerusalem, than Israel.

The US government is questioning our right as Jews to legally own, build and live in Israel - period.

And unfortunately there are some in the Israeli government that are not sure about our right to live in Israel either.

I don’t know what else to write about it, other than that. It’s that simple.

The Har Homa Space Center with Rocket sitting on the Launchpad


Anonymous said...

How sad that there are those who don't know where they belong..........But even sadder, when they say I don't belong.
I say, send the rest of them packing. I'm staying! My directional is working fine! How's yours?

Anonymous said...

People were skeptical for a while, but I hope that now nobody again questions our status as full-fledged Obstacles To Peace™.

The rocket ship, btw, is our last-distch escape plan for when the government comes to expel us.

RivkA with a capital A said...

Homat Shmuel (Har Homa) is named for former deputy mayor of Jerusalem, Shmuel Meir, who was one of the main proponents of building our neighborhood.

It is an honor to his memory to refer to the neighborhood as Homat Shmuel.

aliyah06 said...

A bit late, since I just found this piece now...but we moved here in November. It's a great neighborhood, friendly people, very Israeli (not an Anglo majority which is good for Hebrew acquisition), young families, mixed as in some streets dati-leumi, some streets masorti. It's also VERY quiet and peaceful even though its loaded with playgrounds and children. No way am I leaving!

Listen, the US State Dept. didn't want us to have a state AT ALL so why should we pay any attention to their whining about settlements? I don't.

Next time, if you know you're driving thru, email me ( and let me know you're coming, and if you have time, I'll show you our place and the view and the neighborhood. Have coffee with us on the mirpesset and enjoy!

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