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Annapolis, Here We Come

By Yisrael Medad
10/7/2007, 12:00 AM

Unless a major intervention occurs, and I am not excluding that possibility, another forum arranged to denude Israel of its necessary security, its national ethos and historic homeland, not to mention a cowardly retreat from fighting terror by America and Israel instead of rewarding it, is set to take place on November 26 at Annapolis, USA.

Just before it, during Nov. 11-13, the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities of America will be held at Nashville.  Two weeks before that, in Philadelphia, during Oct. 28-29, the Summit Conference of AIPAC will take place with Ehud Barak and Eli Weisel as guests.  As David Bedein mentioned to me, these two platforms will well serve Israel's leadership in garnering American Jewish support for their "We are tired" program (you do recall Ehud Olmert's "We are tired" speech of two years ago to the leftist Israel Policy Forum, don't you?).

This lead up is very dangerous for Israel's supporters.  The momentum that Olmert & Co. will churn up at these major appearances could well quash potential protest activity.  But will there be such activity in protest?

Is anybody in touch with the local community?  With Baltimore or Washington and its suburbs, closest to Annapolis?  Will there be rooms to sleep over at?  Food?  Support groups?

If YESHA activists and others do mobilize good numbers, can they be provided with infrastructure, intelleigence, maps, etc. so that a proper protest activity, all legal, be launched?

Of course, I would truly hope that people, here in Israel and in America, are thinking along these lines; and are planning and preparing.