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An Assault on Israel’s Borders

Syrian infiltrators pour past Israel's bordersLess than two hours before Palestinians broke through the Syrian border into the Golan Heights yesterday, President Shimon Peres called for the Palestinian Authority to return to direct negotiations and expressed Israel’s strong desire for a two state solution and peace:  “The United Nations made a decision in 1947 to establish two states, one Jewish and one Arab,” said Peres.  “We accepted the decision.  The Arabs rejected the decision and attacked us.  The Nakba began then.  If the Arabs had accepted, the situation would be different and we would live today in peace.” It is the very birth of Israel, its very existence, that some who hope for its elimination refer to as the “Nakba” – the “catastrophe.”

During the last sixty-three years, those who continue to reject Israel’s right to exist have subjected it to various forms of assault, from invasions to rocket attacks to suicide bombings to economic boycotts to de-legitimatization campaigns.  Yesterday’s assaults on Israel’s borders are a continuation of this effort.   Their purpose was summed up by Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, now a partner in the Palestinian Authority.  The actions, he said, “will eventually lead to the end of the Zionist enterprise and the victory of the Islamic nation.”

That the Palestinian Authority has chosen to form a partnership with a group that continues to reject Israel’s right to exist, ought to be extremely troubling to all those who care about an end to this conflict and those who pray for peace. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Good Laugh?

Hi.  I hope you get a kick out of this video:  The Bethlehem 2010 version of ‘Jingle Bells’. Read the rest of this entry »

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