Washington, Tehran and above all: Jerusalem


I can let you know I am blissful, however I am not dancing within the streets proper now.

I will likely be dancing within the streets on this coming Sunday, the 28th of the Jewish month of Iyar, the 51st anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem below Jewish sovereignty, after 19 years of unlawful Jordanian occupation, 30 years of British occupation, 400 years of Turkish occupation, 300 years of Ayubic after which Mameluke occupation, following a number of a long time of Crusader (Europeans) occupation after a number of centuries of early Muslim dynasties’ occupation that changed the Byzantine previously Roman occupation, the European invaders who initially invaded, destroyed and exiled us from our personal capital metropolis nearly 1,900 years in the past.

In 1967, the Jordanians attacked Israel by land and by air, shelling the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem with 6,000 shells that broken nearly a thousand civilian buildings, wounding lots of and killing many civilians. Israel was pressured to defend itself towards the aggression and the then-Arab dream of destroying Israel. In a miraculous six days, the Jewish nation returned the heartland of its homeland to its sovereignty, and most essential of all – Jerusalem.

With the miraculous salvation of the Jewish folks from threatened annihilation and the return to Jerusalem, there is a good cause to rejoice and dance. Though we nonetheless have a protracted solution to go in the direction of fulfilling our future, nonetheless, there are factors alongside the lengthy path the place we are able to and may cease, mirror and rejoice over what has already been achieved, even to the diploma of dancing within the streets of Jerusalem.

However there are challenges alongside our path that decision upon us to not dance however to work more durable. A type of challenges is the present fanatic and despotic regime that has hijacked the traditional peoples of Iran. This extremist Islamic group that seized energy in Iran – that will have initially been joyously obtained as a rescue from the autocratic regime of the shah however has since proved itself even a lot worse and repressive – it has for many years declared towards america, the “Nice Devil”, and towards Israel, the “Little Devil”. The fanatic and corrupt regime repeatedly requires the annihilation of the Jewish state of Israel – even though Israel has no widespread border with Iran and has by no means sought to hurt it in any method.

Keep in mind the previous music “Who’s Subsequent” in regards to the international locations looking for atomic weapons? Effectively there was a line about “Egypt needs to get one too, simply to make use of on you already know who!” Fortunately we have now a peace treaty with our neighbor, Egypt, which has been stably stored for over thirty years. However right this moment everybody is aware of that Iran is the nation that desires one to make use of on you already know who.

The atomic settlement with Iran is a nasty deal, made with a regime that disregards the needs and pursuits of its folks and lies to the world and cannot be trusted in the long term. Simply see how Iran has used the cash it obtained so as to develop within the Center East and help terror, mayhem, and the murderous regime in Syria. Iran has continued creating missiles – one other gap within the dangerous settlement. It additionally held on to its atomic-bomb plans and archive… till lately…

So I am blissful that the U.S. will pull out of the dangerous settlement and hope for a greater settlement. But final evening, after listening to President Trump’s speech, I additionally heard how the IDF has referred to as on the communities within the Golan to open and put together the bomb-shelters. I texted my daughter, a sergeant within the Israeli military, who replied that an Iron Dome battery was deployed close to her base and reservists have been referred to as up. Threats nonetheless exist, challenges abound, so it isn’t but time to bop.

There’s nonetheless a lot work to be carried out to cease proliferation of atomic weapons within the Center East. I hope that the U.S. will negotiate a greater deal. I hope that a new regime will rise in Iran, renouncing the dream to destroy Israel, as a substitute working for its folks. I hope that the folks in Jerusalem and the folks in Tehran will likely be free to bop in pleasure, freedom and mutual respect.

(Written final week)

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