Skip to comments.Peace Now's Friedman has her eyes opened
Posted on 02/29/2012 8:49:09 AM PST by Nachum
I've been holding this post in the hope of finding video of Lara Friedman's appearance on James Zogby's Viewpoint on Sunday night in which this issue was discussed. I haven't found it yet.
In an earlier post, I reported that 'Peace Now's Lara Friedman attended the 'International Conference to Save Jerusalem' in Qatar. At the time, I was appalled by Friedman's attendance and apparent support for the disgusting pretense that there is something wrong with Israel exercising sovereignty in its own capital. But maybe some good will come out of Friedman's attendance. On Sunday night, Friedman wrote a piece for the Forward in which she might even be having an epiphany. Friedman has suddenly realized that the Arabs don't intend to 'share' Jerusalem. No kidding.
When I was invited to this conference, I took this as a sign that the Arab League wanted to capture the full complexity of the issues related to Jerusalem, including openly pro-Israel, pro-peace voices. However, it seems that virtually every conversation I am having here involves me, to a greater or lesser degree, having to defend the two-state solution and having to assert and defend the Jewish stake in Jerusalem. The fact that I am forced to do so points to what is clearly, from my point of view, a major flaw in this event. That flaw is the absence of more voices like mine, which represent the mainstream of American Jewish opinion and Israeli opinion. People who care about Israel and are committed to the two-state solution, including in Jerusalem. This solution is the only thing that will guarantee peace, security, and a future for either Israelis or Palestinians.
I dont know who else was invited to this conference and couldnt (or chose not to) attend,
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I was in Israel in lat 2010. The Arabs there are doing all they can to obliterate and cover up any evidence of Jewish presence prior to Islam.
The Temple Mount, the holiest place is Judaism is run by the Muslims, and we got to go there only when they said we could and we could not take any non-Islamic religious artifacts with us, such as crosses or prayer shawls, and we we warned not to pray. I silently said the traditional blessing, thanking the Lord for allowing us to reach this occasion. If I had been caught, it may have started a riot.
The Muslims did an illegal excavation under the Mount and when caught, crushed all artifacts of the last 2,000 years and dumped them in a valley.
They do not acknowledge any Jewish claim to the Land, and will not accept a two-state solution, as witnessed by their reaction every time one was offered - Intifata.
That would be a great multi-cultural experiment but include the teachers too. American women and girls in burkas for one week would work wonders.