I was making a salad for our congregational meal for the Feast of Tabernacles yesterday, while at the same time watching my Prime Minister give an impassioned speech, rebuking the world for its unequal weights and measures.
“Here’s just one absurd example of this obsession: In four years of horrific violence in Syria, more than a quarter of a million people have lost their live. That’s more than ten times, more than ten times, the number of Israelis and Palestinians combined who have lost their lives in a century of conflict between us. Yet last year, this Assembly adopted 20 resolutions against Israel and just one resolution about the savage slaughter in Syria. Talk about injustice. Talk about disproportionality. Twenty. Count them. One against Syria.”
But the most emotional part of the speech that brought my cooking to a dead stop was then Netanyahu made the statement below and then was silent for :45 while he glared at the hypocritical gathering.
“Seventy years after the murder of 6 million Jews, Iran’s leaders promise to destroy my country, murder my people and the response from this body, the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here, has been absolutely nothing. Utter silence. Deafening silence.”