Friday, January 11, 2008

George Bush in the Holy Land

From the Washington Post:

President George W. Bush lays a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. Bush was misty-eyed during the visit to the memorial, which he said was a "sobering reminder that evil exists and a call that when we find evil we must resist it."
Oleg Popov - AP

Jan. 11: President Bush stands with Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during a ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel's Holocaust memorial Friday and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the U.S. should have bombed Auschwitz to halt the killing, the memorial's chairman said.
Christopher Furlong - AP

Bush is welcomed by Israeli school children during his arrival at Peres' residence Jan. 9 in Jerusalem. During his three day tour, Bush vowed to make an effort to invigorate negotiations aimed at securing a peace accord before the end of his presidency.
GPO - Getty Images

Bush, accompanied by clergy, visits the Church of the Beatification in the Mount of Beatitude, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, Israel. The Mount of the Beatitudes is said to be where Jesus have given his Sermon on the Mount in which he summarized the law of God.
David Furst, Pool - Getty Images

Bush stands with Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theofilos III, left, during a visit to the Church of the Nativity. Passing through a tiny "Door of Humility," Bush made a pilgrimage to the traditional birthplace of Jesus.

Jan. 10: Palestinians hold up signs as they protest the visit of President Bush to the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Eliana Aponte - Reuter

Bush and Abbas, right, review the honour guard during a ceremony Jan. 10, at the Muqataa, the Palestinian Authority Presidential Compound, in Ramallah. To reach the headquarters, Bush's motorcade crossed one Israeli security checkpoint that inhibits West Bank freedom of movement and economic activity.
Awad Awad - AFP/Getty Images

President Bush added a note in the memorial's book at the end of his visit after participating in a solemn ceremony where he laid a wreath.
Jim Hollander - Getty Images

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Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Very nice photos. Very nice videos. Nice sentiment. Nice tears. But WRONG.

Bush is WRONG when he advocates land for so-called "Palestine." Israel must "give up" for peace. What shall "Palestinians" give up? The number of AKs used against Israelis? To not purchase so much Semtex? Voluntary limits on detcord? C5? Fewer RPGs?

There will BE no peace, Mr. Bush. Look at the way their Islamic brothers treat their own "Palestinian" blood. Provide LAND for their blood? ROOM for their blood? Invitations to their blood? No. Because that would involve actual SACRIFICE.

You go make your "Palestine" on Israeli lands. Will killing Jews stop? Will the attempted eradication of Israel entirely stop? PLEASE do not tell me you are that naive.


Saturday, January 12, 2008 6:48:00 PM  
Blogger Tapline said...

Leave Israel to the Israelites. It is Israels land, There is no occupied territories. We have made it so....Now I undid it. Sorry, no land not another treaty. I ramble, but am sincere as far as Israel is concerned, back them but leave them alone....The only candle in the middle east and everyone whats it extinquished.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous rockybutte said...

Israeli land used to be Palestinian land before the Zionists took it from the Palestinians. Every Arab/Moslem in West and Central Asia hates Israel and Israel's supporters (USA, UK, etc.) because of their support of Israel.

Israel must make major land concessions soon to keep the resentment from worsening. Only the USA can influence Israel to make land concessions. Bush has pretty much ignored Israel/Palestine for seven years while he seeks to control the oil of the Persian Gulf. We Americans will continue to be the targets of Moslem terrorists as long as we ignore the plight of marginalized Arabs/Moslems. The US's blind support of Israel is the rallying point for Al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 12:38:00 AM  

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