A new administration, and a new hope for peace in the Middle East. Barack plans to speak in a Middle Eastern city, Hillary Clinton will contribute the focus and toughness she demonstrated as First Lady during her husband’s quest to bring Israel and the Palestinians together, and we can finally pull the curtain on “failed policies of the Bush Administration” that impeded an amicable settlement of decades-old grievances.
It seems, though, that someone forgot to explain Obama’s unique healing powers to Middle Easterners. Egypt’s top Muslim cleric is under pressure to resign from politicians and newspapers for shaking the hand of Israeli President Shimon Peres. Sheikh Mohammad Sayyid Tantawi actually touched one of the Joos! The horror!
Not just any Jew, apparently:
Shimon Peres, whose career in Israeli politics has spanned 60 years, is tainted with the blood of thousands of Palestinians and that Sheikh Tantawi should richly purify his hands.
Well that changes everything.
Sheik Tantawi has at least one thing in common with our President Elect:
A spokesman for al-Azhar blamed Sheikh Tantawi’s handlers for not paying closer attention and misdirecting him.
No word yet on whether the handlers have been thrown under Tantawi’s bus. Perhaps literally.
It’s been said there won’t be peace in the Middle East until Muslim parents love their children as much as they love hating Jews. I’m not holding my breath.
Posted by Baron Von Ottomatic