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.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign announced what they consider a significant milestone - the 200th signatory to their erroneous, fact-deficient, libelous "pledge" to boycott Israel. Pledges aside, the IPSC are no boy scouts and one must question their pledge-getting tactics. Considering they are attempting to support an area that openly used beatings, torture and hangings during their last election cycle - one hopes, fleetingly, that the IPSC referendum-getting methodologies are more humane.
Whatever they are doing, it is not very effective. After all, getting 200 signatories in 6 months, with the aid of all the press they have received, is a piece of cake. It is yummy, chocolate cake that would not get you fat easy if you consider what they are pledging. 200 artists who were not invited, not wanted, not even known in Israel will not be going there to not perform in a not concert that would have not sold any seats.
I don't play the banjo. But, I am now pledging to not play the banjo in Egypt. Anyone care? Where is the press? I can get 199 more people to make the same pledge if you want. Hello?
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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!"