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    • Yonatan Netser
    • 15.03.07 | 18:33 (IST)

    For millenia, Jews prayed to return to Zion, Jerusalem. We said, "If I forget thee, O' Jerusalem, may my right hand lose its cunning." In today's paper, it is reported that an Al Qaeda leader proudly asserted, "With my blessed right hand, I cut off the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl." Some of the posters here would relate the latter incident to Israel's refusal of the "right of return" or her occupation of Judea and Samaria following the Six Day War. My Arab neighbors relate the beheading to a bunch of anti-Islamic thugs who have silenced the Muslim majority who still believe in peace. I don't know. I only know that we will be called to arms again soon. And I will fight for Jerusalem because it is the only one I have. May my right hand still bandage the wounded, Jew or Arab, and may the silent ones someday find courage to speak. Shalom!

    from the article: The optimist and the pessimist
    First published 00:00 15.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.03.07
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