Israel Has Made A Mistake

I wanted my Friday post to focus on the fact that today is Tu B’Av – the Jewish day of love – which you can learn more about here. We certainly need more love in our world. But, as I prepare to write today’s message, I find myself once again compelled to address a national and, in this case, international, crisis: Israel’s decision to bar Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from visiting the Jewish state. I stand with AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and agree with the statement they issued yesterday: I also agree with the rather blunt words tweeted by David Harris, the CEO of the American Jewish Committee: The AJC and AIPAC are not alone in their disagreement with Israel’s decision. The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations stated that: Tlaib and Omar had “made clear that their self-proclaimed ‘trip to Palestine’ was intended to promote…