"US Sec'y of State Hillary Clinton reiterated on Tuesday the US stance that Israel must halt its settlement activity on the West Bank: 'We want to see a stop to settlement construction -- additions, natural growth -- any kind of settlement activity. That is what the President has called for.'" (quote transcribed from the broadcast of JerusalemOnline news for 20 May 2009)
Just to put this in perspective, this means that the US government
In contrast, a little recent history, a reminder of why we don't have the right to give up this precious moresha:
Hat tip: Tsila Kahane
And because laughing is better than crying, and perspective (especially set to music) is important, please drop by Walt Handelsman's blog for a little animated "Recession Sing-A-Long" here. Hat tip to the Israel White House.
"And don't forget: finances can be a worry back in America as well! I think it more sensible to live in the land about which is said 'the Eyes of God are upon it' since He's the One who holds the purse strings anyway." (Riva Pomerantz, from her article "Aliyah without Regrets," published at Aish.com) Hat tip to Rebbetzin Doctor Rivkah Lambert Adler
Look, mamaleh... If it's bad there, and it's crazy here... Why not be crazy with your family?
Tefilat Ha-Shelah Ha-Kadosh' for me and my dor!"
West Bank: a silly, made-up term that has caught on in the MSM that refers to Yehuda and Shomron and 'Aza, Biblically-recognized as having been bequeathed to the children of Israel from Hashem
Aize chutzpah! "What cheek!" is as close as I can get. Remind me to tell you the best definition for chutzpah sometime.
Mamaleh: a term of endearment -- "little mother" -- used for females mostly, but sometimes for males as well
Tefilat Ha-Shelah Ha-Kadosh: a prayer made by a very great man, said (especially) at this time of year, that one's children should cleave to Hashem and to Torah