11/5/07

Rabbis Opposing Peace Talks Doomed to Suffer Horrible Fate

Eh, Rabbis? Doesn't it work both ways fellas? Aren't you risking your lives by opposing God's plan for peace? Better buckle up your seat belts, lock your doors and don't eat any fish with bones in it...
Rabbis urge Bush to cancel peace talks, or else
AFP
November 5, 2007

JERUSALEM -- A fringe group of ultranationalist rabbis petitioned US President George W. Bush this week to cancel a Middle East peace meeting, saying that if he does not his country will face mass calamity.

"We wrote to President Bush, a man who believes in the Bible, to warn him against the terrible danger to which he is exposing his country by hosting such a conference," Rabbi Meir Druckman, one of eight signatories, told army radio.

"The land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel. God punishes anyone who wants to force Israel to give up its land," he said, alluding to Biblical Israel, which incorporates the modern-day Gaza Strip and West Bank.

"There is no doubt the New Orleans flood from the Katrina hurricane was God's punishment for dismantling the settlements," he said of the August 2005 catastrophe that hit the southern United States.

Israel withdrew all troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005 with wide US and other international support.

"The recent fires in California should be considered the last warning," added Rabbi Druckman.

On Sunday, some 2,000 people, many of them Jewish settlers living in the occupied West Bank, protested against the international peace meeting expected to be held in the United States later this year.

It was the first significant Israeli demonstration against the negotiations aimed at reviving full Israeli-Palestinian peace talks after seven years of stalemate.

2 comments:

Bryce said...

"Aren't you risking your lives by opposing God's plan for peace?"

Aren't you being presumptuous yourself?

Elisheva said...

Even more importantly, these guys are right!