Friday, November 07, 2014

What About the Other 'Status Quo'?

...we've watched with growing concern the fact that Islamist parties, including the Muslim Brotherhood, including Hamas, including Abu Mazen, the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, have joined in a campaign of inflammation, calling for any action, including violent action, to stop Jews from exercising their right to merely enter the Mount. This is an arrangement that has been there for many decades, since the Six Day War. We stand by the rights of Jews to go to the Mount. They pray in the Western Wall, but they do have a right to go there. We stand by the right of Muslims to go to the Mount and pray in the al-Aqsa Mosque. They've been doing that for many, many decades and will continue to do that. But we reject all this incitement to violence and we will do everything we can to restore calm and order.

Statement by PM Binyamin Netanyahu at a meeting with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Mogherini, November 7, 2014.

If he had actually used the term 'status quo', that would have been excellent public diplomacy.

And in the phone call to the King he flubbed it (Update).


1 comment:

Anonymous said...


The good news is: the article presents the strong circumstantial evidence that Japanese are partially descended from the Ten Lost Tribes.

The bad news is: It would ==not== violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics to say that the SAME set circumstantial evidences, supports the idea that Israelis are descendants of the Lost Ainu Tribes.