Shortly after the Six Day war in June 1967, this Letter written by Eliezer Whartman was published in the Wall Street Journal. It seems appropriate to share it with you, in view of the current conflict and the reaction by so many of our world leaders, religious leaders, left wing press and Yefei Nefesh.
A letter to the World from Jerusalem
Eliezer ben Israel
Excellent letter Stephen. I was in the process of posting a reply but it was getting a bit long so I just posted it all on my own blog. In regards to your excellent letter, I unfortunately but think your fighting against the tide. The hatred of these people is deep rooted, we can try all we like to argue your point, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.
How so called 'Jews' like Joe Millis can promote the dividing of the city, and subsequently hand control of the Western Wall to people who have clearly demonstrated in the past (1948-1967) their complete lack of respect for our holy sites is truly beyond me.
In recent times, the state of Israel has pulled out of the following areas won in defensive wars.
- The Sinai
Israel pulled out of these areas for the sake of peace. However, we left Gaza and got Hamas, we left Lebanon and got Hezbollah, and we left the Sinai and it seems very likely that we will get the Muslim Brotherhood.