A Special Prayer for Ereb Rosh Hodesh Sivan
This morning I came across two journalists who were speaking about Jerusalem and I, for one, was not amused.
In an interview with James Zogby on HardBall, Chris Mathews opines about President Trump in the Middle East.
"In the campaign he promised the pro-Israeli hawks, 'I'm going to put the US Embassy in Jerusalem.' Now the people who paid attention to this over 50 years have noticed both parties know if you do that just blows everything up over there because it looks like we're saying Jerusalem, all of it, belongs to Israel, not a piece of it, all of it, right? And you're never even going to get your holy places back. It's a scary predicament."
Mr. Mathews continues, "You know what they’re destroying? I’ve been there. When you go over there to the Palestinian territories, sure, there are terrorists, and they should be punished — by the people over there, that’s where I think they’ve gotta act. But then you have these Palestinian business guys, regular guys like us, just regular people, they’re peaceful, they are being bothered every day of their life to run their business. They have to sit there with some Israeli soldier pointing his gun at them, for three or four hours at every checkpoint. They’re humiliating those people. When’s that cauldron gonna blow?”
Click here to listen to the NBC journalist.
Click here to listen to Jeremy Bowen's take on Jerusalem. In the last minute of the transcript, he does a disservice to the beautiful city by describing it in less than glowing terms, to say the least.