UGEN GLUCK, a major supporter of the town of Bet El
located in Shomron, a stone’s throw from Ramallah, appealed to
Israel "not to make any concessions to divide Jerusalem which could
cause it to deteriorate into the terrorist base that Gaza has
Presiding over the 31st annual
dinner of the American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center, last week
at the Marriott Marquis in New York, honorary chairman Gluck said
he’s apprehensive about the missiles landing in Israel’s southern
cities from Gaza.
Lt. Col. (ret.) Ralph Peters, who
retired from the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for
Intelligence, said there is no permanent solution to the Arab
"We have to stop being ashamed of our
civilization. I am predispositioned in favor of civilization and the
rule of law and therefore prejudiced in favor of Israel. To me
Israel is the best outpost of our civilization where Bet El holds
the high moral ground."
He finds that Arab individuals who settle
in the West do fine.
"Problem is the Arab societies are so
uncivilized. We are dealing with enemies who cannot be reasoned
with. This is an age of butchery.
"Death to them is a promotion."
Danny Danon, Israeli deputy
minister of defense, was adamant. "We cannot stop building in Judea,
Samaria and Jerusalem. We cannot have a Palestinian state in our
He added, "We are threatened but we have the ability
to protect ourselves. We have Jewish satellites up in the air. Above
all we have Hakodesh Baruch Hoo to protect us."
For their support of Bet El, Gluck
presented awards to Barbara and David Bortniker;
Rachel and Joshua Goldsmith; Aliza and Elchanan
Romanoff; and Sylvia Freyer.