December 7, 2004

AND THEY STILL HATE HIM:

US President to Light Menorah Honoring ┬┤Settler┬┤ at White House (Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews.com, December 7, 2004)

A unique Chanukah candelabra is to be lit this evening at the White House in Washington, DC at the request of US President George Bush.

The menorah was built by a Florida congregation in memory of Noam Apter, a 23-year-old student at the Otniel Yeshiva in the Hevron Hills region who was murdered by terrorists. Apter saved the lives of tens of his fellow students when, after two Islamic Jihad terrorists dressed as IDF soldiers infiltrated his school building, he locked himself inside the kitchen together with the Arab terrorists and hid the key - preventing the terrorists from entering the dining room where 70 yeshiva students were eating their Sabbath meal.

An administrator at the Otniel Yeshiva told IsraelNN's Ezra HaLevi that the Florida congregation had taken a tour given by Noam shortly before he was murdered. Wanting to do something to commemorate the actions of the heroic "settler," the synagogue constructed a huge menorah with a picture of Noam beside it, in his memory. US President Bush heard about the menorah and about Apter's heroics and requested that the Chanukah menorah be lit at the White House this year.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 7, 2004 1:33 PM
Comments

George Bush has shown more grace and depth than any President since Reagan. He gets it.

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 8, 2004 10:05 AM

Bush's support among growing sectors of the Jewish community is significant. The NY Post has argued that had the major Jewish communities of Brooklyn, i.e. the Russians of Brighton Beach and Bensonhurst, and the Orthodox of Boro Park and Crown Heights been placed in the same congressional district, they would have elected a GOP congressman.

It's bad enough that the leaders of the most major Jewish organizations still think this is 1956, do you have to perpetuate that notion?

Posted by: Bart at December 8, 2004 1:14 PM
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