What can I say? The news that comes out of Hebron rarely deals favorably with the Jews. Either it's Arab terror, or too robust a reaction to attempts to restrict a Jewish presence in the city or some outsiders butting in.This is different
, though:-Bodyguards subdued a Palestinian man on Tuesday as he approached Middle East envoy Tony Blair, shouting "You are a terrorist." The former British prime minister was verbally assailed while visiting an ancient mosque during an official trip to the West Bank city of Hebron. The protester, carrying a bag, was backed into a corner by guards who tried to shut him up. "He is not welcome in the land of Palestine," the struggling man shouted.Blair, 56, is envoy for the "Quartet"...He gave a tight-lipped smile and a pacifying wave in the general direction of the shouting man, and afterwards played down the incident as a "protest and that's fair enough", but not one that should be viewed as typical of local feelings....
Well, I am glad Mr. Blair is not upset about protests. At least that is permitted us. And I am glad no shoes were thrown at him.
I do hope, however, that the full history of the Cave of the Patriarchs was explained to him, by a Jew. After all, he should get to know the truth. That would be fair enough, no?