October 01, 2007

US News & World Report gets it SPOT ON!

I love Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Editor-In-Chief of US News & World Report. He has the beitzim to say what needs to be said. The truth. And he's not afraid to say it:

"...[The] campaign of repudiation cuts deeply into the Israeli psyche. The Israelis know that the Jews have lived in the land of Israel without interruption for nearly 4,000 years. They know that, except for a short Crusader kingdom, they are the only people who have had independent sovereignty on this land. And they are the only people for whom Jerusalem has been their capital.

They are not a foreign occupier because the State of Israel is the child not of European colonialism but rather of Ottoman decolonialization. It was that Jewish historical bond that led the League of Nations 85 years ago to establish the right of the Jewish people to reconstitute a Jewish homeland on all the territories west of the Jordan River, all the way to the Mediterranean. That same right to a national home was sanctioned again 59 years ago by the new United Nations. After an Arab invasion 40 years ago, the U.N. passed a resolution affirming Israel's right to "secure and recognized boundaries." As Winston Churchill noted in 1922, "The Jews are in Palestine by right, not sufferance." The refusal of the Palestinians and of Ahmadinejad to recognize this has, for decades, undercut Israeli confidence in their true motives.

Subtle untruths. And when Yasser Arafat said there was no First or Second Temple in Jerusalem but only "an obelisk," he, too, was trying to deny the history of the Jewish people in Jerusalem. But this is the site of the binding of Isaac by Abraham, the place where David built the altar on the threshing floor of Aravna to halt the plague. The Temple Mount was where Jesus was brought as an infant and where he later chased away the money-changers. Mentioned 20 times in the New Testament, the Temple Mount is one of the cornerstones of the Judeo-Christian ethical tradition of the West. Yet it is all denied by the Palestinians. This obduracy, combined with waves of terrorism, has shattered the Israeli-Palestinian relationship..."

Read the entire Editorial HERE

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2 comments:

Elisheva said...

Shalom
The Zuckerman writing might read nice, but he is an integral part of the debacle against our lands.
He is not our friend.
Zuckerman openly supports and promotes the pogrom Gush Katif. Listen to him on Charlie Rose video for one glaring example.
Best to you, Elisheva in Cleveland
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Elisheva said...

Here he is, officially moderating a CFR event:
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A Conversation with Uzi Dayan [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service ...
Council on Foreign Relations New York, NY MORTIMER ZUCKERMAN: Good morning. My name is Mort Zuckerman, and I'm privileged to preside at this particular conversation with Uzi Dayan ...
www.cfr.org/publication/9157/conversation_with_uzi...

http://www.cfr.org/publication/9157/conversation_with_uzi_dayan_rush_transcript_federal_news_service_inc.html