January 19, 2006

Hevron re-opened to Jews

As of 11:00 am Friday morning Israel time Hevron was re-opened and is no longer a "closed military zone."

My thoughts are this. I consider myself a right-leaning Orthodox Jew. I am a strong supporter of Israel, but not a blind Zionist who believes the state can do no wrong. If Israel acts incorrectly against fellow Jews, I believe it must be addressed. Hebron, the Temple Mount and other Jewish holy sites including Kever Yosef must be accessible to all Jews who wish to worship there.

Israel must look within and come to terms with its Judaism.

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