|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
LOOK FROM ASIDE
In Brief ...
Those residing in Israel for about 10 years start gradually forgetting much of what happened to us in the "pre-historic" motherland, especially on the eve of departure. But we shall hardly forget a distorted with malice and envy face of a customs' checkwoman. True, it was extremely hard to decide on what part of the "surplus" luggage is to be thrown away. Each article, each thread was taken away with particular thoroughness. What if you had 5 surplus kilos? But these 5 kg are either albums with the entire life, or a spoon set presented for the wedding, or books being collected over many years, volume to volume. Pushkin, Fet, Tyutchev.
With the Jewish help Arab territories will get a chance to restore their former economic, political and cultural glory. I believe that there are such Arab politicians, both in Palestine and in other countries, who can appreciate such cooperation. If we manage to establish a 5-10 year period of relatively peaceful coexistence, and I am sure that is possible, we shall need a respite to prepare for another 5-10 year period. Our efforts may well turn out to be unsuccessful. But our duty is to do our best to prevent war: - said the first rector of the Jewish University in Jerusalem Yeguda Magnes. Were Magnes alive today, what would he see in his university?