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February 02, 2005

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Well, Danny, this posting has moved me more than I can say - so it's better to write it. It awakens in me all my deepest, most fond memories of being in Habonim in Bulawayo, emigrating to Israel in 1969 and my love for that ancient, troubled land. When Anwar Sadat came to Israel, Gilad and I were sitting upright, with bated breath, on our little couch in our tiny living room in Ramat Hasharon, watching the television. I cried so much as Sadat walked down the row of Israeli cabinet ministers that I thought I would have to be taken to the hospital! When Sadat stopped by Golda Meir my weeping became loud sobbing. What a moment. I will never forget it. It gave me so much hope. Later I would feel that kind of hope again when Mandela was released. That's why I KNOW we can all make peace if we just wanted to.

And who could ever forget Golda's classic line to Sadat, that only she could get away with: "What took you so long!"

Danny,

Fantastic post, but I have to ask: Your parents wouldn't let you go to New York to see the fair, but they let you go off to Israel while Syria and Egypt are building up for an attack?

It shows what they must think of New Yorkers!

Danny, I just saw this same show (but starring Valerie Harper) a few weeks ago. I happened to notice the title of the entry on your sidebar when I was reading your most recent post about Vegas. I knew almost nothing about Israel, let alone Golda, and I found the whole thing fascinating.

good night and good atava

Yes, let's hear more from the bloodthirsty Ms. Golda Mabovitz . . .

"There is no such thing as a Palestinian people... It is not as if we came and threw them out and took their country. They didn't exist."

"How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to."

"Any one who speaks in favor of bringing the Arab refugees back must also say how he expects to take the responsibility for it, if he is interested in the state of Israel. It is better that things are stated clearly and plainly: We shall not let this happen."

"This country exists as the fulfillment of a promise made by God Himself. It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy."

. . . One has to ask, why are you people so blind and full of hate?

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