December 09, 2007

Snap Judgment

Letter to The Jerusalem Post

Calev Ben-David’s column is aptly titled. A ‘Snap Judgment’ is one that’s made without proper care and forethought.

In echoing Ehud Olmert’s arrogant and offensive statement that Diaspora Jews have no say in the future of Jerusalem, Calev makes it even less likely that the living Jews he exhorts to come to Jerusalem will ever outnumber those he derides for just wanting to be buried there.

He then lends his column to quoting ‘a prominent Jewish figure’ as saying: "I'd die for Israel - but I'd rather die than live in Israel." What a disgraceful statement that is!

If Jews are to be so grossly alienated by the government of Israel and its media, why would they ever bother to come on Aliyah?

Perhaps Ben-David’s only worthy quotation is Psalm 137: “If I forget thee O’Jerusalem..”.

Perhaps that cuts both ways; Jerusalem - and the government that sits there - should also not forget the Jews.



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