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Haveil Havalim — around the Jewish Blogosphere

Sunday, 7 June 2009

With President Obama’s speech in Cairo this past week, you can bet that Jewish bloggers have a lot to say on the topic.

Esser Agaroth had the duties this week so go check out what he’s put together.

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  1. Meshuga Mike permalink
    Tuesday, 9 June 2009 7:51 am

    Whew. Picked my way around the Esser Agaroth links on the Obama speech, and I’m realizing more and more how thorny the political and ideological issues are on this subject … and how peace in Israel and the Middle East remains maddeningly elusive for any number of reasons.

    At first glance, I thought Herb Keinon of the Jerusalem Post had a fair and proportional commentary (see http://tinyurl.com/qz6m6e). Now, to really mull it over and determine whether it sounds good to me because it has real merit, or because it’s what I want to hear!

    It’s so frustrating that Obama (or his advisers) didn’t know better concerning some of the incongruous comparisons that he raised … and his glossing over the Jewish historic and religious right to be in Israel.

    Notwithstanding, I’m looking at the glass as being half-full, in his emphasis on the unshakable bonds between America and Israel, and his pulling no punches about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.

    I’d love to believe that we (the US) could impose peace in the Middle East–or, at least, know the best way to do it. At the same time, I’m sensible enough to realize that the former is an impossibility, and the latter isn’t a given.

    And we’re all going to need help and guidance from G-d along the way.

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