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Monday, February 07, 2005

Israel to "pray for failure"

posted by Jazz at 2/07/2005 01:47:00 PM

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Meanwhile, in a different corner of the Middle East, Radical Jewish Cleric Yitzhak Batzri announced that the faithful at 100 synagogues around the country would be praying this week for the failure of an upcoming summit between Ariel Sharon and Mahmud Abbas, the new Palestinian leader.

(Hey! Before you EVEN start in on me, we have featured Radical Shiite Clerics, Radical Sunni Clerics and Radical Christian Clerics like Pat Robertson. Everyone gets a turn, ok?)

My reaction to this is no different than my reaction when the Palestinians pull almost exactly the same crap. You don't want there to be a peaceful settlement of your never ending holy war? Fine. But leave us out of it, please. Sharon seems willing to give up a few apples in order to get the rest of the bushel home safely. It looks like his people are going to try to stop that from happening. He probably knows how Abbas feels now, since some of the Palestinians are already calling for his head because he's willing to talk to Sharon.

This is a sad, sad, sad story.