by Akiva at Mystical Paths
I've recently received several requests forwarded by various friends to join petitions for a United Jerusalem. Let me state that I strongly and emphatically stand for a United Jerusalem. Further, no deal made with the 'palestinians' has been kept by the palestinians, each has damaged Israel more and more. Neither life and safety nor holy sites have been respected by the palestinians, rather holy sites have been destroyed and turned into garbage dumps, and we all know the story of rockets falling every day in the Israeli south.
However, that said, unfortunately the Israeli government has never responded or taken into account a petition for anything. IMHO, no petition presented to anyone, no matter how many signatories are included nor what it says, is going to make any difference whatsoever.
To have any effect in this situation, one is going to need to affect the driver - the US State Department, be bodily involved in Israeli political action (the Israeli government does respond to strike and civil disobedience), add your prayers, or strongly support those doing the above.
Israpundit has an article with a number of preliminary physical steps inside Israel. These have more of a chance of impact, but only by people actualy standing up for Jerusalem with a difference be made.
As I hear of or find steps that will made a difference, both practical and spiritual, I will be sure to share them. May Hashem have rachamim (mercy) on Jerusalem and Klal Yisroel, and save us from foolish leaders.
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