Ashkelon, Israel becomes Sacramento's newest sister city
More than two dozen people signed up to speak out against the choice compared to the dozen or so speaking in support of Ashkelon as the next sister city.
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#1 Aug 15, 2012
Ashkelon is the 10th Sister City for Sacramento. How many Sisters does Sacramento need and with so many cities in the world, why are two Kosher? One more and we will have Cinderella's mean and ugly Step Sisters. I would be very skeptical of The Glass Slipper Israel brings to Sacramento to woo it's Sister.
#2 Aug 15, 2012
<whispering> ... here..!!
16 Now the children of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up from the City of Palms with the children of Judah into the Wilderness of Judah, which lies in the South near Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.
17 And Judah went with his brother Simeon, and they attacked the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. So the name of the city was called Hormah.
18 Also Judah took Gaza with its territory, Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory. 19 So the Lord was with Judah.
... no matter what you'll do ... you can't change it ... Kapisch..??
#3 Aug 15, 2012
Thank you Sacramento for making Ashkelon, Israel your sister city. Just as you signaled solidarity with the Palestinian people by previously making Bethlehem your sister city, the Jewish people also appreciate your support.
Ashkelon, as a part of Israel is not disputed by the Palestinian Authority. But other Palestinians, such as many of those that spoke out against the sister city move dispute the right of Israel to exist entirely.
They agree with the Palestinians from the Hamas ruled Gaza Strip that innocent civilians should be killed on a regular basis in Ashkelon by missile attacks.
While claiming that Palestinian refugees are entirely the fault of Israel, they believe it would be just to kill those Jews that they could not expel from Israel.
I believe the issue of what happened to the refugees in the era of the creation of Israel is not so black and white. Almost a million Jews from Arab areas became refugees at that time. Many Palestinian refugees left voluntarily or under Arab orders. The state of war was initiated by the Arab side that attacked the nascent State of Israel. Larger similar population transfers occurred in that decade in Europe and India and there is absolutely no protest.
This issue and many more form the basis of the quest for a peaceful compromise between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. With your support, I pray that a peaceful solution will be negotiated one day.
#4 Aug 15, 2012
A good piece Jean-Pierre ..!!
On the day of the Declaration of Israel Independence, several armies of Arab countries attacked the unprepared Israel.
We fought and we won .... and we took control of land ... same as any other country that won a non-solicited war. Shall I repeat this… we fought a war that we didn’t start and we didn’t solicitate.
…tough sh1t, the Jews won …. and they kept the land..!!
Ever since, the Arabs tried and keep trying up to this day, to solve their conflict with the Jewish State, by the use of violence.
The Arabs, as a group, they haven’t learned yet, ladies and gentlemen, that they probably know how to start and when to start a war ….. but they never know how this war is going to progress … who is going to win … and most important of all,….. what are the consequences of loosing a war…. for the civilians caught in the political and military crossfire.
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