A settler from Jerusalem gets a ticket – but I don’t!!

Angry Arab News Service reports that Ariel Lang will be at the Inauguration of Barack Obama. Who is he?

Monday, January 12, 2009
Settler at Inauguration
“President-and vice president-elect Barak Obama and Joe Biden will be there – and so will Ariel Lang, a 22-year-old resident of a small settlement near Jerusalem, who has been officially invited to attend the presidential inauguration in Washington on January 20.”
Posted by As’ad

Sorry. I wanted a ticket. I asked my Congress people. I wrote the essay. How did this guy get a ticket? And what message are we sending to the Middle East….the settlements are ok?

Please. Time to go to Camp Hope by Obama’s house. 8 am – 5 pm…….paint a mural in support of Gaza!! Good thing I have tomorrow off anyway.


4 Responses

  1. Kudos to the young man from Rimonim. Yes, he is a resident of occupied territories, that is Israeli land occupied by Palestinians. THe sooner they return to Jordan, the better the world will be.

  2. Sorry to disagree, but the diaspora Jews who founded the State of Israel had left decades before and now want to come back and say the land is theirs.

    Like we say in Chicago, you move your meat, you lose your seat.

    They moved their meat. If they wanted to maintain the land, they should have stayed through the Ottoman Empire and every other group the indigent Arabs fought off while the diaspora Jews were enjoying life in Europe and other parts of Asia.

    As for your friend, answer me why he should get a seat at the inauguration over a born American citizen? Who got him the ticket, do you know? Or are things just so hopeless looking over there that the same folks who threw out the Arabs from their homes in 1948 figure they’ll just migrate to the U.S. and make it their new home.

    It’s already called the United States of Israel.

  3. First of all, Mr. Lang is a tax paying US citizen. Mr. Lang was born in Park Ridge. He was sponsered by various members of Congress. As to Jews leaving Israel before 1948, what history books did you read? Is this waht they taught you in Hamas University? We really enjoyed the holocaust. Europe at its best.

  4. From the Jewish Virtual Library:
    “from 597 onwards, there were three distinct groups of Hebrews: a group in Babylon and other parts of the Middle East, a group in Judaea, and another group in Egypt. Thus, 597 is considered the beginning date of the Jewish Diaspora. While Cyrus the Persian allowed the Judaeans to return to their homeland in 538 BC, most chose to remain in Babylon. A large number of Jews in Egypt became mercenaries in Upper Egypt on an island called the Elephantine. All of these Jews retained their religion, identity, and social customs; both under the Persians and the Greeks, they were allowed to run their lives under their own laws. Some converted to other religions; still others combined the Yahweh cult with local cults; but the majority clung to the Hebraic religion and its new-found core document, the Torah.”

    Perhaps you need to read your history. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/Diaspora.html

    As for the holocaust, no you didn’t enjoy it anymore than the Armenians enjoyed their genocide, or the Cambodians, or the Rwandans, or the Darfurians or the Palestinians.

    But to a group that says never again, where was the outrage and the demands that the international community join them to do something to save these people.

    More so than in WWII, and some people knew what was going on then, the whole world knew what was going on in these countries and still does. Yet Israel remained silent.

    Where is the outrage from the victims of the holocaust, I ask you? Why has Israel not stepped up to the plate and say this can’t be allowed to happen again to ANYONE!!

    Yet they don’t::
    Standing behind bars and begging to tell of families murdered and homes destroyed, the Sudanese in Maasiyahu Prison are confronting their Israeli jailers with a quandary that taps deep into the trauma of the Holocaust.

    The Sudanese, some 220 men and women, say they fled massacres and religious persecution in the war-torn Darfur region and in southern Sudan. But they are not eligible for asylum here because Israel considers their country, an Arab League member, to be an “enemy state.”

    The United Nations is documenting their stories and trying with Israeli help to find them refuge in a third country. In the meantime, their imprisonment has angered some Israelis, including the director of Yad Vashem, the national Holocaust memorial. They say the Jews, having suffered genocide, have a moral duty to help the Sudanese.

    The prisoners languish in the cells of Maasiyahu, a low-security prison in the central Israeli city of Ramle, where The Associated Press was taken on a visit by the Prisons Authority. Most have been picked up in recent months, while a few have been here about a year. Here’s the story http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/06/07/in_israel_sudan_refugees_seek_asylum/

    Don’t preach about the holocaust unless you walk the walk otherwise it’s just all empty words.

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