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The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City By Dore Gold

February 14, 2007

The former U.N. ambassador for Israel spoke Thursday night about his new book The Fight for Jerusalem to a joint meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition and the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Melrose Larry Green was among the first to arrive. He wore a yarmulke as did Dore Gold and one other bloke (he had golden hair with a yarmulke featuring the U.S. flag).
Melrose was furious that those two border guards got 12 years for firing on a fleeing drug dealer/illegal immigrant.

Gold could pass as a body double for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

An old woman entered wearing sweats.

That was not erotic for me.

Freedom Center executive director Michael Finch said he was headed for Las Vegas this weekend for beer and craps.

He's a goy and those are the things that goyim do for kicks.

I did a tzitzit check on Finch's conservative bonafides, checking out exactly where he is traditional rather than libertarian.

Increasing numbers of libertines are penetrating conservative gatherings, drinking our wine and sleeping with our women while voting against us when it counts.

As Finch ordered the crowd (high on red wine and cheese) to order with Stalinist efficiency, he was greeted by a protesting symphony of cell phones.

The average age of the crowd was 60 and nobody appeared to have a bun in the oven (which is all the worse for the white race).

Gold echoed his remarks on the Dennis Prager show. He spent the beginning of his speech making the case for the Jews' historic claims to Jerusalem going back to King David.

He included 16 pages of color photos in his new book to buttress this.

Dore is not a historian. He has no credentials in Ancient Near-East history. Why would anyone care what his views are on these matters?

Gold has a Masters degree in Middle-East Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science.

I got the feeling from his remarks that he believes that the Bible is historical truth (something not held by anyone who has studied the evidence aka has a Ph.D. in the field).

I don't believe that politics, ideology, religion, etc should play any role in determining truth, historical or otherwise. So Gold's arguments for the Jewish historicity of Jerusalem moved me no more than Yassir Arafat's arguments on this score did. Both guys were ideologues. Both had an agenda. Neither had any credentials as historians.

Gold said that Israeli concessions, rather than lower the waves of Islamic terrorism, creates tsunamis of terror.

Gold said that Jerusalem has had a majority Jewish population since at least 1863 (according to a British Foreign Office memo of 1864).

At the end of the speech, Dr. Wiener asked Dore: "Can there be diplomacy with these people?"

Gold said yes.

As I walked out, an old man asks me, "Do you think Israel could just say 'F--- you' to the Palestinians without becoming a pariah state?"

A young hot Persian woman waited at the back of the room to drive Gold to his next speech (at Nessah synagogue in Beverly Hills).