For those who are home, and for those who are on the way. For those who support the historic and just return of the land of Israel to its people, forever loyal to their inheritance, and its restoration.
Attorney Dov Weisglass , Former Chief of Staff to PM Sharon, who played a pivotal role as his key contact with Washington, showed a profound misunderstanding of the terms of the Roadmap in a live interview broadcast this morning on Israel Radio during the 8:00-8:30 segment.
In response to a question about MK Shaul Mofaz's "peace proposal", Weisglass claimed that a sovereign Palestinian state would be created under Phase II of the Roadmap approved by the Government of Israel.
Attorney Weisglass declined to note that this was an "option" in the Roadmap rather than a requirement.
"Phase II: Transition -- June 2003-December 2003
In the second phase, efforts are focused on the option of creating an independent Palestinian state with provisional borders and attributes of sovereignty, based on the new constitution, as a way station to a permanent status settlement. ..."
It should be noted that Dov Weisglass is an attorney - a profession in which performance hinges on paying strict attention to the both the wording of relevant texts but also the words the attorney himself employs. Attorney Wiesglass also suggested that the Netanyahu Administration should accept the massive concessions offered by his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, asa "general path" according to which Israel would resume negotiations withthe PA. .
I visited Hevron in November 2000 after the outbreak of the Rosh Hashanah War to see what could be done to assist in the face of the growing daily attacks on the community. After returning to work for the community in the summer of 2001, a bond and a love was forged that grows to this day. My wife Melody and I merited to be married at Ma'arat HaMachpela and now host visitors from throughout the world every Shabbat as well as during the week. Our goal, "Time to come Home!"