Over 600 Come to Honor Gush Katif (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 02/26/12)
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More than 600 people attended this past Wednesday’s Gush Katif dinner
in Crown Heights, New York.
The dinner was organized by the Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem and
was endorsed by a number of leading Jewish organizations including,
Americans For a Safe Israel (AFSI) and The World Committee for the
Land of Israel.
The Gush Katif Museum has undertaken the task of memorializing the
history of Gush Katif, from the time of the Hasmoneans until the 2005
disengagement plan when residents were evicted from their homes.
The speakers at Wednesday’s dinner included former United States
Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, conservative media
personality and ardent Israel supporter, Glenn Beck, Congressman Lee
Terry of Nebraska, and comedian Jackie Mason.
Beck, who delivered the keynote address, did not leave the audience
indifferent. The passionate radio host repeatedly urged his audience
to take seriously the threats of the Arabs who want to annihilate
Israel, and asked them not to underestimate leaders like Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose public calls to wipe Israel off
the map are similar to remarks made by Adolf Hitler in the days of
Beck recalled his visit to the Auschwitz death camp, where he met a
gentile woman who saved no less than 500 Jews by providing them with
food, despite the fact that had she been caught, she and her family
would have been put to death. Beck said that all freedom-loving
people in the world should learn from the same woman and stand
alongside the Land of Israel. He added that the threats against
Israel cannot be ignored by saying, “It cannot happen.”
Congressman Lee Terry spoke of his visit to Israel and the active
role he plays in Washington to help the Jewish communities in Judea
Bolton gave the audience an overview of the steps Iran has been
taking to achieve a nuclear bomb. He was critical of the line taken
by the Obama administration on the Iranian issue and said that
instead of backing Israel up and providing it with assistance in an
attack on the Islamic Republic, Obama does everything in his power to
prevent Israel from attacking the country’s nuclear facilities.
Bolton’s comments were made just two days before the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a new report which reveals that
Iran has significantly increased its uranium enrichment.
In the report, the IAEA expressed concerns over Iran’s nuclear
intentions, saying that there is “serious concern” that Iran is
headed towards the development of nuclear weapons. The report also
said that Iran´s uranium enrichment process has only gained momentum
in the last few months.
Other speakers at Wednesday evening’s Gush Katif dinner included
Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe and the director of the Gush Katif Museum,
Shlomo Wassertil. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 02/26/12)
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