Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Did Obama Try Placing Jerusalem on Ebay???


At 5:20 am local time, Sen. Obama visited the holiest site for the Jewish people, the Western Wall in Jerusalem. For those of you that have never been, this is one of the most intense and spectacular places one can visit, even for someone like me, who is a devout religious skeptic. On the other side of the wall rests the Al Aqsa Mosque, which is regarded by most as the third holiest site in Islam. The close geographic proximity of most things in Jerusalem plays a large role in the protracted and exhaustive nature of the Israeli-Arab condition.

While Obama was in prayer at the wall this morning someone screamed at him that Jerusalem is not for sale, and he was right, for I went on Ebay and could not find the city up for auction. Surely Obama, as tech savvy as he is, would have put the city up for sale on Ebay if he had the ability and/or requisite deed to do so.

As a Jew I can say that there is much irrationality and paranoia in "my" people's community. Historically speaking, much of this paranoia is well founded. However, when it comes to Obama, the small minority within our small minority that holds these views as reached, and exceeded, the point of bigotry, obsession, and foolishness.

Then again, like the saying goes, if you put two Jews in a room--you get three opinions.

3 comments:

Randal Graves said...

If Jerusalem ever ends up on ebay, let's hope Hagee and his ilk are as technologically non-savvy like John Sidney and don't know.

DivaJood said...

Oh, I looked on Ebay, but could not find Jerusalem. I would have put in a bid, because it's a great city with some pretty good restaurants, and a few good hotels, but...

Bradda is going to be my Secretary of The Fence when I am elected Prezident.

Sal Kilmister said...

I just realized that I was being very "2005" about all of this, so I checked Craigslist, and it ain't there either...