Eugen Gluck, a major supporter of the town of Bet El located in Shomron, a stone’s throw from Ramallah, appealed to Israel “not to make any concessions to divide Jerusalem which could cause it to deteriorate into the terrorist base that Gaza has become.”
The crowd roared when Michele Bachmann proclaimed that the northern Samarian town of Bet El “must remain and always will remain a part of Israel.”
Most of the 1,000 guests at the American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center’s 30th annual dinner, last week at the Marriott Marquis on Broadway, continued to applaud vociferously as the Minnesota congresswoman and wannabe Republican presidential candidate expressed her robust support for Israel’s future.
Rubin Margules insisted we should stop calling the land occupied territories. “We occupy no one’s land but have returned to the land that God promised us.”
Margules, a longtime Zionist activist, was one of the honorees at the 29th annual dinner of the American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center last week at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Bet El, called the place where Jewish history began, is situated on that land, a heartbeat north of Jerusalem, a stone’s throw east of Ramallah.