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Save the Shiloh Vineyards

Sign the petition, and together, we can stop the bulldozers

42 acres of vineyards and olive groves have been ordered to be bulldozed.

The time has come for Israel to hear an overwhelming voice from the international community that stands with Israel’s biblical heartland. 

You can make your voice heard by signing the petition below. This petition to stop the destruction of Shiloh’s vineyards will be presented to the Israeli government. 

 

“We, the undersigned, petition the Israeli government to immediately revoke their demolition order of 170 dunams (42.5 acres) of vineyards and olive groves in the Shiloh Valley.

Bulldozing the vineyards and olive groves owned by Meshek Achiya Industries is clearly caving to anti-Israel, international pressure.

We fully support these Jewish farmers’ right to farm this land since there is no contested owner, the land is in Area C, and they have a biblical mandate to plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria.”

This is the story. . .

Chen & Itamar, both farmers in the Shiloh Valley, recently received notice that 42 acres of their vineyards and olive groves have been designated for bulldozing. The demolition could happen as early as next week, and the deadline is September 27th. . .

. . . Here in Israel, there is a law called the “disruptive use order”. In short, according to the law, when a Palestinian claims that a Jew invaded his property, the Jew must be evicted, and the property destroyed. Because anyone could make these claims without bringing proof of ownership, the law has not been in use for some time. 

Even though the courts ruled that the Palestinian that filed the claim about the land in the Shiloh valley did not show any proof of ownership, they also decided to enact the “disruptive use order”. A law that makes zero sense is now responsible for destroying nearly half of Chen & Itamar’s livelihood.

Even worse, the destruction may happen before this year’s grape harvest can be taken in. Since next year is the shmittah (sabbatical year), and it takes four years before new vines reach maturity and can be harvested, this means that it will be six years before new fields can produce the same amount of fruit as the fields that will be destroyed.

Unfortunately, Israel upholds decisions like this because of the overwhelming sea of opposition from well-funded individuals and NGOs who constantly voice their support for evicting the Jew in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. 

The time has come for Israel to realize that there is an even louder voice. The voice of biblical Zionists who believe that Israel has a 100% right to live and thrive in their biblical heartland. 

Now is the time to make your voice heard. If we present this petition to Israel’s government with tens of thousands of signatures, there is a good chance we will be able to reverse this horrendous decision. 

 

Please sign today, and together, we can stop the blades of the bulldozer.