"I am addressing your feelings, your heart and your wisdom, to find the proper ways not to enable the decree that was decreed here, which you yourself said is one that the public cannot bear. Harm caused to the Ulpana neighborhood is harm to our community and to our beloved ones who gave their lives – and even then you told me, and I told you, and we strengthened each other – that wherever there is a terror attack, we will build a settlement."
In due course I hope to have more to say about Brotherhood influence in the US. For now the watchword is Beware!
But, speaking of Washington, I would like to segue to the topic of the US Secretary of State. Actually, Clinton was speaking to a group of young Tunisians, when she made the troubling comment that I want to share here:
The following question was posed to her:
"After the electoral campaign start[ed] in the United States…we noticed here in Tunisia that most of the candidates from the both sides run towards the Zionist lobbies to get their support in the States. And afterwards, once they are elected, they come to show their support for countries like Tunisia and Egypt for a common Tunisian or a common Arab citizen. How would you reassure and gain his trust again once given the fact that you are supporting his enemy as well at the same time?”
See the written text and video at Yid with Lid:
According to YNet, citing a report yesterday in Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London), there is considerable tension between PA Prime Minister Fayyad and PA President Abbas because of Fayyad's refusal to deliver a letter written to PM Netanyahu by Abbas.
Fayyad was scheduled to meet with Netanyahu last week but at the last minute failed to show. The reason given was that PA prisoners were on a hunger strike. Is this, then the true reason -- that Fayyad balked at being "Abbas's postman"? Fayyad is said to be angry that Abbas had the nerve to expect him to show up in Israel on "prisoner day." More to the point, most likely, is that he was not asked to help draft that letter.
What is probably the most moving and incredible -- and inspiring! -- Holocaust story I have ever read was sent to me today by my daughter Sharon. It is a story told by Rabbi Yosef Wallis, of Arachim Israel (an outreach organization), given in testimony to Project Witness -- http://www.projectwitness.org -- about his father, Judah Wallis, who was born and raised in Pavenitz, Poland.
It came as an attachment, and so I have put it on my website, with full accreditation, so that you may access it and read it for yourself.