Friday, July 21, 2006
I've Got a Problem with the 'A Year Has Passed Activities'
The above is the flyer/poster announcing the activities for August 1, which will commemorate a year since the forced expulsion/evacuation from Gush Katif and Northern Samaria.
8:00 AM Kissufim checkpost lookout
10:30 AM Remembering (at Binyanei HaUmmah)
15:30 PM Gathering in Independence Park
Exhibition, Finishing writing of Sefer Torah
19:00 PM Assembly at Western Wall
But, as usual, I have a problem.
a. No current political-military context.
b. So, only looking back, not to the future.
c. Too much "religion". (Hey, I have nothing against G-d, but this has to be exploited to link up with the rest of Israel's population who need to understand that not only was the Expulsion an error and crime but Olmert wants to compound it and repeat it in areas that will endanger larger sections of regular Israel)
I've tried to persuade but the powers-that-be, well...