Woo hoo! More snow and another day off school.
Walter Drummond by Ree
4 days ago
According to Metzger, the plan would be to "take all the poor people from Gaza to move them to a wonderful new modern country with trains buses cars, like in Arizona - we are now in a generation where you can take a desert and build a city. This will be a solution for the poor people - they will have a nice county, and we shall have our country and we shall live in peace."I am sure that the Egyptians won't mind someone taking their land any more than the Palestinians did! This isn't some kook on the fringe of Israeli society, he's the chief Rabbi. I know that there are plenty of Israelis who will think his statements are as ludicrous as I do, But I still find it shocking that they would be seriously considered. Plenty of people showed their support for the Rabbi's ideas in the talkback section. I must remember that I promised my self not to read the comments on Ha'aretz articles.
In the interview Metzger also described Jerusalem as "the capital city forever to the Jewish nation." He argued that Muslims have no connection to Jerusalem commenting that "behind the Kotel we have a mosque. But when they pray even though they are in our holiest place, they face Mecca. Their back is to Jerusalem. So you can see from only one sign that it does not belong to them. They have nothing - no connection."By his logic, then no mosque anywhere in the world outside of Makkah and Madinah should belong to Muslims. Anyway, how can your back be to Jerusalem, when you are in Jerusalem?