Stakelbeck on Terror viewers are familiar with the Israeli town of Itamar, located in the Biblical heartland of Samaria (the so-called "West Bank"), as the scene of the horrific massacre of the Fogel family by Palestinian terrorists in March 2011.
Well, Itamar survived that unspeakable horror and continues to thrive alongside many prosperous Jewish communities in the land where Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob once walked. But many challenges remain, including the international push to evict Jews from towns like Itamar and hand the land over to the Palestinians in pursuit of an ever-elusive "peace."
Not only is this the land of Israel's forefathers and the land of the Bible--it is also of vital strategic importance for Israel's national security. Handing, for instance, the mountains of Samaria over to the Palestinians would leave Tel Aviv--including Ben Gurion Airport--wide open to Palestinian rocket fire. Given that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has recently warned of a possible Hamas takeover of the Palestinian West Bank, and that Iran continues to supply Hamas with long-range rockets, the prospect of Israel ceding even an inch of land is disastrous.
But the drumbeat for Israel to do just that promises to continue incessantly--with the Obama administration at the head of the pack.
That's why, as my good friends at Hayovel like to say, it's time to "make a stand for the Heartland:" Israel's Biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria. So I'm proud to host an event sponsored by Hayovel in Nashville tonight for the Mayor of Itamar, Moshe Goldsmith, and his wife, Leah, where we'll discuss all of the challenges I mentioned above and much more.
What is it like to walk in the mountains where the Biblical patriarchs once walked? To live with the threat of terror always present? This promises to be a fascinating and important event.
You can find all of the details, including time and location, by clicking on the event flyer here. If you're in the Nashville area, come on out tonight and show your support for Judea and Samaria.