As I write these words, a Jewish toddler injured in a Palestinian terror attack is lying in a hospital bed struggling for her life. After all, when a Palestinian picks up a stone and throws it at an Israeli vehicle, he is not expressing outrage or protesting against some perceived wrongdoing. He is making a conscious decision to grab hold of a potentially deadly object and send it hurtling through the air in order to cause bodily harm. This is not about a group of kids tossing pebbles on the water at the beach. It is a group of thugs trying to terrorize people and intimidate them from making safe use of the roads. And it must be stopped.
As I write these words, a Jewish toddler injured in a Palestinian terror attack is lying in a hospital bed struggling for her life.
Shortly after 6 p.m. on March 14, Adwa Biton and her three young daughters were driving along Route 5 near Ariel in Samaria. They were on their way home after the girls had paid a visit to their grandmother when a group of Palestinians along the side of the road began hurling stones at Israeli vehicles.
Our ostensible peace partners scored a direct hit when one of their projectiles struck a truck, which swerved off course and collided with Biton's vehicle. The car was crushed under the weight of the truck, and it took rescue workers nearly half an hour to extricate the family.
When they did, they discovered that two-year-old Adelle Biton was not breathing and required mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Somehow, they managed to revive her, though she was in critical condition. Her two sisters, six-year-old Naama and four-year-old Avigail, as well as her mother, were all moderately injured.
This horrific incident, which left an innocent child on the brink of death, was nothing less than an act of terror. No bullets were involved nor were any bombs detonated, but that does not in any way make it less cruel or heartless.
After all, when a Palestinian picks up a stone and throws it at an Israeli vehicle, he is not expressing outrage or protesting against some perceived wrongdoing. He is making a conscious decision to grab hold of a potentially deadly object and send it hurtling through the air in order to cause bodily harm.
This is not about a group of kids tossing pebbles on the water at the beach. It is a group of thugs trying to terrorize people and intimidate them from making safe use of the roads. And it must be stopped.
Indeed, in recent weeks there has been a sharp upswing in the number of Palestinian rock-throwing attacks against Israelis, though you would never know it from reading the mainstream press, much of which has spoken vaguely of "growing tension" in the region without bothering to mention the attacks.
At around the same time as the attack on the Biton family, Palestinians near the Jewish community of Eli in Samaria stoned an Israeli vehicle and injured a one-year-old baby boy, causing him light injuries from which he is expected to recover.
And in a third rock attack that same evening, Palestinians stoned an Israeli bus heading to Tel Aviv. When the windows smashed, glass went flying through the air, wounding Aviva Hazan, the wife of a former Likud Knesset Member, in the eye.
This situation is simply intolerable and cannot be allowed to continue. Stone throwing may be low-tech terrorism, but terrorism it most assuredly is. And it is time for the Israeli government and army to treat it as such.
To begin with, Israel should impose harsher sentences on Palestinian stone-throwers and classify their actions not as "disturbing public order" but as "terror." Likewise, the rules of engagement need to be revised in order to give Israeli troops greater freedom to use force against Palestinians hurling rocks.
And video cameras should be installed along key routes throughout Judea and Samaria in order to make it easier to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice swiftly.
Such measures will deter Palestinians from taking to the roadside, amassing an armory of rocks, and targeting innocent Israelis. If they know their actions will be taken seriously and punished acutely, they will think twice before engaging in such brazen acts.
Israel must take steps to ensure that those who raise a hand against Israelis, whether holding a rifle or a rock, will be dealt with accordingly.
These days, final preparations are being made for the fourth Sovereignty Conference, which will be held on Sunday, the 16th of Tevet, February 12th, in conjunction with the periodical Basheva (and will be broadcast live on Arutz 7). In this conference as well, in which ministers, members of Knesset and public figures will take part, the various ideas of how to promote sovereignty will be presented. However, in contrast to previous conferences, in this conference, Matar and Katsover intend to outline a plan that will offer a first response to the challenges of sovereignty.
Palestinian leaders preach nonstop hatred of Jews and continually incite murderous violence against them. Palestinian schools teach children of every age that suicide martyrdom must be their highest goal. These attitudes are deeply ingrained in their culture, and getting their own state wonít change them. In fact, any Palestinian state would almost certainly be taken over by Hamas, whose charter explicitly calls for the death of all Jews everywhere.
The government of Israel has evacuated Amona Ė Does the Left or the world like us any better? Do they respect us more? Isnít it better to apply the law in Judea and Samaria, to absorb exactly the same condemnations that we get in any case, but to do it to rescue the Land of Israel and Amona as part of it?
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
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Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]