Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Gush Katif - Central Park

I was somewhat disappointed with the concert supporting the residents of Gush Katif in Azza against the withdrawal. It took place in the park this past Sunday after the Israeli Day Parade. Although it was quite enjoyable and the atmosphere very festive, I felt that it was more a gathering of like minded people expressing their vague interest in solidarity as opposed to a true protest of Sharon's policies with flag waving and screaming and chanting (there was some, but minimally). Anyway I took a few photos and was trying to figure out what message was trying to be conveyed on this large yellow balloon. In Hebrew it says "Yechi HaMelech, Moshiach Muchan! U'Ma Atcha ?" ("the king lives, moshiach is ready! what about you?") this part I took to mean that Meshiachist Chabadniks believe that Moshiach is already here, then beneath that it says in English in large red letters "Giulian for PM". Now that's the part I got really confused about. Was 'Giulian' meant to be referring to former NYC mayor Rudolph Giuliani sans the I at the end ? And if so were the people who floated this balloon in favor of Giuliani becoming the Prime Minister of Israel ? of Canada ? of ? If so, why ? Would a Roman Catholic running the State of Israel really be beneficial ? Well here are some pics of the concert... and if anyone has any idea what that balloon is all about give me a shoutout.

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