On the heels of the exciting and emotional reunion of Shalit Gilad with his family and country men, today's reports state that Hamas wants to kidnap more Israeli soldiers so they can get more of their comrades back. Really? Is that what this is all for? As I said yesterday, I do not presume that I know the answer, that I understand the situation, but does this type of reaction from Hamas create an atmosphere of trust to continue negotiations? Mahmoud Abbas should stand up to Hamas and denounce those who are shouting this. Peace will never be successful if the State of Palestine just wants the demise of Israel. That won't happen. So, President Abbas, do what is right. Don't just stand up in front of the UN General Assembly and ask for statehood; stand up in front of those in your camp that are only interested in the total annihilation of Israel. That's courage.
Sidebars: Carson Kressley was voted off Dancing With the Stars last night. Chaz Bono still survives. I am guessing next week may be his last, though he is getting better each week. Shockingly he wasn't in the bottom three....Did I talk about Godspell on Broadway at Circle in the Square? A show close to my heart with a light book and a very singable score. Went with a friend who also had a lot of love for the show and 3 teenage girls. It was such a shockingly terrible, cheesy, and appalling theatrical experience, we left at intermission. What a huge disappointment!
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