Sunday, November 27, 2011
WILL LIBYA BE THE FIRST ARAB NATION IN HISTORY TO INCLUDE EQUAL JEWISH PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT?
JONATHAN POLLARD HAS BEEN IMPRISONED IN THE U.S.A. FOR MORE THAN 27-YEARS AND SHOULD BE FREED.
Only today on the third anniversary of the horrible massacre at the Chabad House in Mumbai, India, did I become aware that Raphael Luzon, the leader of the exiled Libyan Jews of Great Britain, had been contacted by Mustapha Abdul-Jalil, a Libyan rebel leader, to return to Libya and seek office, that Jews may have a political voice in the new Libya.
This offer was made in August (see the article "Rebels ask leader of UK's Libyan Jews to run for office," published in the Jerusalem Post on 08/23/11). Luzon said he would consider this request based on it's historical significance, that it would be the first time in history that an Arab State would permit and invite equal Jewish participation in government.
Qadaffi is now gone, Mustapha Abdul-Jalil is now interim President, and a new government is forming in Libya; we have yet to hear any additional news from Luzon. Nu? After 1600+ years of Muslim domination, we can wait a little longer....
It is worth remarking that Jonathan Pollard is in his 27th year of captivity in the USA. Guilty of treason or not (depending on point of view based on morality v. technicalities of law) punishment of Pollard has far exceeded any crime he may have committed. Pollard should be freed.