Over 600 Come to Honor Gush Katif
More than 600 people attended this past Wednesday’s Gush Katif dinner in New York. Speakers included Glenn Beck, John Bolton.
By Elad Benar
More than 600 people attended this past Wednesday’s Gush Katif dinner in Crown Heights, New York.
The dinner was organized by the Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem and was endorsed by a number of leading Jewish organizations including, Americans For a Safe Israel (AFSI) and The World Committee for the Land of Israel.
The Gush Katif Museum has undertaken the task of memorializing the history of Gush Katif, from the time of the Hasmoneans until the 2005 disengagement plan when residents were evicted from their homes.
The speakers at Wednesday’s dinner included former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, conservative media personality and ardent Israel supporter, Glenn Beck, Congressman Lee Terry of Nebraska, and comedian Jackie Mason.
Beck, who delivered the keynote address, did not leave the audience indifferent. The passionate radio host repeatedly urged his audience to take seriously the threats of the Arabs who want to annihilate Israel, and asked them not to underestimate leaders like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose public calls to wipe Israel off the map are similar to remarks made by Adolf Hitler in the days of Nazi Germany.
Bolton gave the audience an overview of the steps Iran has been taking to achieve a nuclear bomb. He was critical of the line taken by the Obama administration on the Iranian issue and said that instead of backing Israel up and providing it with assistance in an attack on the Islamic Republic, Obama does everything in his power to prevent Israel from attacking the country’s nuclear facilities.
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- Gush Katif… Now a museum (bokertov.typepad.com)