Thursday, 20 September 2007

A message from the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, sent a greeting to Jewish Communities at the start of the festival of Rosh Hashanah, marking the start of the Jewish New Year. He sent this message last Tuesday, 11 September, I didn't notice any publicity about the message, maybe the BBC were upset by this paragraph "I sincerely hope that all that may have marred the year past – a rising level of anti-semitic incidents and the anxieties and insecurities arising from conflict in the Middle East – will be alleviated in the coming year. I particularly hope and pray for the return of Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev to their families."

After all to the BBC mind, reminding everyone of the captured Israeli soldiers is in such poor taste and might distract from the real issue of the perpetual persecution of the Palestinians by the nasty Israelis and their supporters the USA.

You can read the whole of the Archbishop's greeting here.

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