You didn't believe Lazer Brody about Gustav, did you?
And you probably don't believe that Gd said "And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse" (Bereshis/Genesis 12:3).
And if you do believe He said that, then maybe you just don't believe He actually meant it.
I would never say that I understand the ways and means of Hashem, but it's one heck of a coincidence that the United States just happens to have two terrible hurricanes bearing down on us at this moment in time.
JERUSALEM – After months of denials the status of Jerusalem is on the table during negotiations, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office today confirmed to WND that a mechanism has been created to deal with the issue of the holy city in U.S.-backed Israeli-Palestinian talks aimed at creating a Palestinian state by the end of the year.
"Of all the final status core issues, the issue of Jerusalem is probably the most difficult and unlike some of the other issues, we have yet to start negotiating the future of Jerusalem. Therefore in order to not let the process fall victim to its weakest link, we have the establishment of an agreed upon mechanism that would continue to deal with Jerusalem. That mechanism was created in such a way that it would address the concern of both sides," Mark Regev, Olmert's spokesman, told WND.
Regev would not detail which mechanism had purportedly been created to discuss Jerusalem.
According to senior Israeli and Palestinian diplomatic sources, both sides are already negotiating Jerusalem, with Palestinian officials claiming the talks are in advance stages.
Regev commented amid news media reports here today stating Olmert presented Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with a plan for international parties to contribute proposals on how both sides should negotiate the status of Jerusalem. Olmert and Abbas met for a round of advanced talks today.
According to Olmert's proposal, a five-year timetable will be set out for completing a settlement...
You should read all the gorey details.
According to top diplomatic sources, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who visited the region last week, pressed Israel to sign a document by the end of the year that would include Jerusalem by offering the Palestinians a state in Israel's capital city as well as in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The Hebrew in the message below is transliterated as "Lo" and translated as "No" -- but you could probably have figured that out all on your own. Todah rabah to Doris Wise Montrose at CJHSLA for the image. I was hoping never to have this perfect opportunity to use it.