June 02, 2005

The Orange Wave in USA

Over 2,500 orange T-shirts have been distributed to communities in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.
The shirts are to be worn at the Israel Day Parade this Sunday and the subsequent concert. "The goal is to flood the area with orange in support of our brethren in Gush Katif," say the organizers. Participating communities include Lawrence, Woodmere, Passaic, Teaneck, Bergenfield, Monsey, Engelwood, Edison/Highland Park, Brooklyn, Milford and Manhattan. For more information, contact "randbk@aol.com" or "smarstan@aol.com".

Ladaat.net reports that Rabbi David Druckman, Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Motzkin and a strongly vocal opponent of the disengagement plan, plans to move to Gush Katif tomorrow.

The plan is for Rabbi Druckman to move tomorrow to the recently re-populated Palm Beach Hotel in Gush Katif, and for his family to follow him after the Shavuot holiday, two weeks from now. The rabbi said that his purpose is to show a personal example and solidarity with the residents. Asked how long he plans to be there, he said, "Until the fury passes."

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I assume that in protest against the State, the good Rabbi will be resigning his State paid post in Kiryat Motzkin?


Posted by: Gil Ben Mori at June 2, 2005 11:53 AM Permalink

Gil, I hope that you don't mean to imply that protesting government policy cannot coexist with support for the state? My impression is that the typical orange protestor is more patriotic than average.

Posted by: David Boxenhorn at June 5, 2005 10:13 AM Permalink

There is no question that the Settlers in Gush Katif are very patriotic. Its a tough call though. I really can't see any way that the Israelis should keep their smaller settlements. Gaza in particular is a wasteland. Its better to cut those 1,000,000 Palestinians from Israel.

Posted by: KevinE at June 6, 2005 05:50 PM Permalink