March 16, 2010
The Obama Intifada
This blog entry lifted by permission and in its entirety from the pages of http://israel.internet-haganah.com
This too shall pass, by which I mean the current US administration. The rest is commentary:
• Obama Pushing U.S.-Israel Alliance to the Brink?
• Netanyahu: Israel Will Keep Building in Jerusalem
• U.S. Israel Criticism Ignites Firestorm in Congress
• Hamas calls for terrorist attacks inside Israel
And in case you were unclear as to what this conflict is really all about:
Masked Palestinians clashed with Israeli police in multiple east Jerusalem neighborhoods on Tuesday, hurling rocks at security forces and burning tires. Hamas called for a "day of rage" following the rededication of the Hurva synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday.
• Destroyed Jerusalem Synagogue Rededicated
The renowned Hurva synagogue inside the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City has been rebuilt and is again an operational house of prayer after a 62-year hiatus. The synagogue, once the largest in Jerusalem, was destroyed by the Jordanian Arab Legion during the War of Independence in 1948.
• The Hurva's Symbolism
Twice destroyed and twice rebuilt, the Hurva is a symbol of the Jewish people's tenacious insistence on returning to its rightful land against all odds. This refusal to be deterred by setbacks is the secret of the miracle that is the Jewish state.
Hat tip: dailyalert.org