All the smart aliks getting upset is as unimpressive as those of you who find it sickeningly convenient at every opportune moment to join the anti semitic band wagon.Here is an intelectual with uncomfortable views. Holiday makers and Pesach visitors are an essential part of Israeli economy, but that does not give anyone the automatic right to expect the rest of the nerve jangling Israeli year to give automatic thanks. As for conservative and liberal worshippers those communities are making headway and will continue to be discriminated against just as all 'Different' people often have been. So what else is knew? I live in the UK and worship in a reform community here and in Israel. In the real world there are no panaceas. There are some Ganzer Machers who do not like me and there are some who are fine. We jews are real good at finding reasons for a bleeding heart.
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
from the article: A.B. Yehoshua sends 'deepest apologies' for AJC remarks