Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Wall Poster I MIssed

As Ynet reports and Peace Now repeats:

On the traditional Jewish day of mourning for the destruction of the first and second Temple, Peace Now printed and posted signs throughout Jersualem that warned:

"The Occupation will destroy the Third Temple."

Using paragraphs from the Torah the poster stated:

"Why was the First Temple destroyed? Because of three things – idolatry, incest and bloodshed.
Why was the Second Temple destroyed? Because there was unfounded hatred.
And what, heaven forbid, will lead to the destruction of the Third Temple? The settlements, fanaticism and occupation."

"For this I mourn
For the settlements that were built in the heart of Palestinian territory and that keep peace and quiet from our land.
For the settlements that were built, with or without permit, and that turn us into the loathsome scum among the nations.
For the outposts that were built by deception and by turning blind eyes.
For Jerusalem, the joy of the land, that has been turned into a city of strife and quarrel.
For the continued investment and construction in the settlements, that will ultimately lead to one state for two peoples – and thus put an end to the Zionist enterprise."

The poster is signed: "Seek peace, and pursue it. Not Obama's, not the world's. The settlements are our problem."

Explaining the poster, Yariv Oppenheimer, Peace Now Secretary General said, "This is not about hatred of settlers, but the clear understanding that without the realization of the two-state vision, the State of Israel cannot remain a Jewish, democratic state, and this, for us, is the destruction of the Zionist ideology."

UPI has it up already.

I guess it wasn't put up in Meah She'arim or Geulah.

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