Last week the snow storm of the century hit the Middle East. Israel and especially Jerusalem, Israel is blanketed with centimeters of snow. Many have been without power for days, with no heat or hot water in some of the coldest temperatures the area has seen in a long time. Streets were impassible. The city shut down. Jerusalem was under siege.
Meanwhile, in these terrible conditions, the main highway in and out of Jerusalem was shut. It was closed to traffic, so that John F Kerry could come and go freely along with his TV truck convoy. Thousands were stranded on the road. It was Friday, so to add insult to injury, the challah deliveries from Jerusalem did not get out and around the country before the Shabbat.
I saw this ‘plow truck’ that morning going along a major Jerusalem street, with its shovel up (on one of the only clean streets). Had to stop and wonder if this was Kerry’s private plow too?
I have no lights in my bathroom and the power on fridge is out again. City resources are stretched to the limit. Buses have stopped running again due to ice. We still have not recovered from the snow storm.
Now we hear you plan another trip to Israel on Thursday!
Please, John F Kerry, will you please stay home – or get a helicopter and stop shutting the main road and lifeline to Jerusalem.
Or if you want to talk to Abbas, get a room in Ramallah!
With friends like you who needs enemies?