Elli Ganchrow writes:
As my father wrote last week, my grandmother, Kate Ganchrow, passed away on the first day of Chol Hamoed at the age of 99. She was an incredible person who had a positive outlook each day of her life. Her life is an inspiration to all who knew her and she will be dearly missed.
It is no secret that most of the media is biased toward the Democrats. This is especially true with respect to the three major networks, ABC, CBS and NBC. But as bad as the bias has been, ABC's selection of Christine Amanpour as the host of "This Week" on Sunday mornings is truly a new low. Before joining ABC, Amanpour was a wildly biased correspondent for CNN, whose claim to fame was a special she hosted which equated Jewish and Christian terrorism with Muslim terrorism. This past week The Jewish Press contrasted Amanpour easy questioning of an Obama aide with her harsh questioning of Mitch McConnell. It is hard to take ABC's coverage seriously with Amanpour serving as one of its stars.
Lets hope Netanyahu resists the pressure and does not extend the construction moratorium. Obama's focus on this issue is lunacy- Israelis have had talks with the Palestinians for the last 17 years without suspending construction. Why Obama has focused on this issue is anyone's guess but it certainly has not helped the process. Short of the release of Pollard, there is not much of lasting value which would make the moratorium worth while. As my brother in law, Jason (who lives in Neve Daniel) explained to me a few weeks ago, the moratorium is preventing his settlement from expanding. It is time to get the construction going again.