In the United States “March Madness”
is the spring college basketball tournament,
in Israel “March Madness” takes on a different meaning.
With the new threat of millions of outsiders
on a Global March to Jerusalem – the “GMJ,”
Israel is again cast as the aggressor in the Middle East.
Looking through March photos, I found this picture
taken last year as Muslim worshipers were going to pray.
These men were entering through the Jaffa Gate to the Old City.
There were threats of violence on that Friday,
but Muslim worshipers still had access to their mosque.
This is not the picture GMJ paints for the world.
Please let us not forget, in March of last year
the Fogel family were brutally murdered
and a Jerusalem bus bomber killed a woman.
In March ten years ago, the Park Hotel in Netanya was blown up,
30 people were kiled.
The Global March to Jerusalem
joins BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions)
and Israel Apartheid Week
as the newest anti-Israel publicity exploit.
The GMJ organizers must have not have seen what
was really happening in Jerusalem,
so I am sharing again:
It is time to stop the madness.