As faithful Jews throughout the world celebrate Passover and recite the ancient prayer "Next year in Jerusalem", it may come as a surprise to the editors of The New York Times (Mr. Obama and Israel, editorial March 27) that Moses did not negotiate with Pharoah for a partial exodus of the Jewish nation to go to a small portion of the Promised Land. By today's standards, Moses would be considered an "obstacle to peace". Although we are not privy to Prime Minister Netanyahu's response to President Obama's demands, it undoubtedly did not include a plea to "Let my people build". Those who wrote the New York Times editorial calling for Israel's surrender should spend forty years in the desert.
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