November 29, 2012
By Jack Fink
DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) - Even though Israel is thousands of miles away, 200 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Dallas to show how close they are to the people of that country.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas organized the rally.
Rabbi Andrew Paley of Temple Shalom told the crowd, “Our being here today is a loud and powerful commitment to not only the land and people of Israel, but to the values of freedom, of hope, and of peace.”
He and those of Palestinian decent say they are hopeful a newly announced cease fire will stand.
The terrorist group Hamas recently escalated its rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel.
In response, Israel struck back....
SMU Tower Center Fellow Jeffrey Engel doubts it. “There’s a way to think about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as on-going. Every truce is merely an intermission between the next conflict.”