A Chief Rabbi with a brilliant idea, and a ‘holy place’ envy
by Khaled Abdel-Hamid
A couple of days ago, Haaretz, a Major Israeli newspaper reported that the Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger announced a marvelous idea to solve the Israeli Palestinian issue, at least in Gaza. the holy man of God is suggesting transferring the Palestinian population of Gaza to Egypt’s Sinai. And do not think he is heartless enough to throw then in the open desert. To the contrary he actually is suggesting constructing a “Modern Palestinian Country” for them there. Minor problem though: Egypt has sovereignty over Sinai, and it may not necessarily like the idea to giving up a piece of its land, even if it was desert. No, problem, thinks the holy man, we will get a friendly superpower (USA), and its faithful ally (UK) to sponsor the idea, with the European Union to back them up”.
“Take all the poor people from Gaza to move them to a wonderful new modern country with trains buses cars, like in Arizona - we are now in a generation where you can take a desert and build a city. This will be a solution for the poor people - they will have a nice county, and we shall have our country and we shall live in peace.”
This is not only brilliant, but also novel, and wise. “I have thought about it with some wise people only in the last two weeks, and I think it is a great idea - nobody spoke about it before.” I wonder what were these wise people smoking at the time? Could have they been accidentally exposed to too much paint thinner? And, have they ever wondered why ‘nobody spoke about it before’?
In addition to his wisdom and creativity he can tell the future, he “.. anticipated that the idea would find popularity among Israelis.” He also said that he will be discussing this idea with the Israeli Prime Minister soon. And for the doubting Tom out there thinking, he is mixing politics and religion, he clearly states “I cannot give advice to political subjects” but that he “only gives answers thought religious eyes.”
I do not know if I should be laughing, or crying, but I know that if I do not give my self the liberty of making fun of that wise guy, I will have to hurling insults at him.
I guess he is calling for another Belfor promise, this time to the Palestinian of Gaza, at the expense of Egypt.
And who know; by the year 2108 my great great grand child may be sitting here, writing a post about another brilliant Rabbi trying to find a piece of land for the Egyptians in Libya.
Important note to Muslim readers:
The Chief Rabbi also thinks you have too many Holy places (if you do not believe me, listen to the video yourself), and that you should play nice and leave one for the Israelis. So do not be greedy, and share- OK.
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