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Words of Wisdom From Alan Dershowitz & Elie Wiesel
Random observations from the media over the last few days:
- Great op-ed by Alan Dershowitz in The Huffington Post on Sheldon Adelson – Some key excerpts: “It’s hard to find anyone who has done as much for the Jewish community as Sheldon Adelson. Adelson grew up in Boston in near poverty and is a shining example of the American dream. He is a self-made multi-billionaire who has contributed significantly to the world of modern technology and to the economic growth of Las Vegas and other areas. His generosity has helped repair the world.” The same could be said of Dr. Irving Moskowitz who the Jewish left loves to hate – these men simply help the Jewish people and seemingly Jewish liberals love to condemn them for it.
- “A challenge for America is to avoid enflaming Al-Qaeda worldwide.” Is that a normal statement, or do we in the West fairly accept the notion that Al-Qaeda simply wants to destroy America? I think it’s fairly clear they simply want to kill Americans – So what’s the difference when David Ignatius writes in an editorial in The Washington Post that “the challenge for Israel is how to avoid inflaming Arab public opinion, a newly important factor, while protecting the country.” No matter what Israel does Arab nations get angry, and no matter what America does Al-Qaeda gets angry.
- Owning a PR firm, I travel often which isn’t enjoyable yet it’s so nice to spend Friday nite in a synagogue when traveling away from home. I often think of a famous Elie Wiesel quote “It’s Friday nite, I am a Jew and my place is in a synagogue.” While there’s no place like home, in the last year I have spent Friday nite praying in Israel, Europe, Canada, Latin America and countless different states, and its such a nice feeling to see the Jewish community worldwide stop Friday nites and pray. An easy way to instantly feel connected to home and your people.
- Anxiously awaiting the release of the new book “Israel: The Will To Prevail” by Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and a Likud Knesset Member. I know Danon for 20+ years from the days we were both in Betar, the youth movement of Ze’ev Jabotinsky and am confident his new book will provide interesting conversation.