Annexation

We are overwhelmed with all that is going on right now: COVID-19, reopening our community, recuperating physically, mentally and financially from this pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, the need to pursue justice and eradicate racism and all forms of hate and bigotry. We need Shabbat – a day to catch our breath. We need to re-energize because the challenges we face today will not be gone next week. Our actions, our voices are needed now more than ever.  As if we don’t have enough on our plates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to annex all settlements in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) on July 1. It is being reported that Netanyahu understands that annexing other territory allocated to Israel according to President Trump’s peace plan will take more time. If Netanyahu moves forward with annexation, there will certainly be serious ramifications – ones that will most certainly affect the…