UPDATE ON DAY 24:
I have heard that the Mayor of Maale Adumim wants an apology from the children, the parents and those who are demanding that he fulfill the requirements of the Ministry of Education to provide a legally recognized school to over 100 children who remain, more than three weeks into the school year, with nothing.
I would like to respond with the following (feel free to COPY to Facebook (don’t share because he’s blocked me) and tag Benny Kashriel:
1. I demand an apology from the Mayor – a public one! For verbally assaulting me at a town meeting after lying and saying that he would answer all questions, no matter how late into the night it went.
2. I demand an apology from the Mayor – a public one! For the abuse he has showered down on my grandson, my daughter and son-in-law, a young man that I basically adopted as a young boy and his wife and children (who also attend this school).
The mayor wants an apology – well, I’d like to offer one, actually several of them and I’ll make them public (as he requested…please help me here).
I’m sorry, Mr. Mayor, that you’ve been mayor so long that you’ve forgotten that you are supposed to serve the people, not demand their subservience to you.
I’m sorry, Mr. Mayor, that you think flowers are more important and worth investing in than children.
I’m sorry, Mr. Mayor that our roads were so badly designed, that every day, we are getting caught in terrible traffic jams in the city, to get out of the city, and that your ego is busy fighting these children rather than figuring out how to fix what is wrong with this city.
I’m sorry, Mr. Mayor, that at such a young age, these children are being taught that they are hated simply for their religion and the only lifestyle they have ever known.
I’m sorry, Mr. Mayor, that you are so blind, so arrogant, so uncaring towards these children.
And I’m sorry, Mr. Mayor, for all the bad thoughts I’ve had about you – and even more sorry that most of them are well deserved.