Give a person enthusiasm and you have given him a key to success. Enthusiasm isn't everything, but it goes far.
When a person goes for a job interview, enthusiasm will give him a better chance of getting hired. Of course, enthusiasm without knowledge and skill alone isn't enough. But an enthusiastic person is more likely to gain the necessary knowledge and skill.
Enthusiasm is energy. And energy is what you need to get up and go. Unfortunately, there are many of whom it can be said, "His get-up-and-go has gotten up and gone."
Don't let that be said about you. Be enthusiastic, and enthusiastically increase the enthusiasm of others.
Love and Happy New Year from Yehuda Lave
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH \
Mahmoud Abbas. (photo credit:REUTERS)
Palestinians won't allow Israelis to "desecrate" Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday, referring to the tensions surrounding visits by Jews to the Temple Mount."Al-Aksa is ours and so is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. They have no right to desecrate them with their filthy feet. We won't allow them to do so and we will do whatever we can to defend Jerusalem," Abbas said in his Ramallah office during a meeting with east Jerusalem activists.Abbas said the Palestinians were determined to prevent Israel from passing its scheme to "divide" the Aksa Mosque compound."There will be no Palestinian state without Jerusalem," he stressed. "We are in Jerusalem and we will stay in it to defend our Islamic and Christian holy sites. We're not going to leave our country."He praised Muslim male and female worshipers whose job it is to harass Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount."Each drop of blood that was spilled in Jerusalem is pure blood as long as it's for the sake of Allah. Every shahid (martyr) will be in heaven and every wounded person will be rewarded, by Allah's will."Also Wednesday, Abbas phoned Morocco's King Mohammed VI and discussed with him the situation in Jerusalem in light of the controversy surrounding visits by Jews to the Temple Mount.
and here of course is the US solution...BAN JEWS FROM ISRAEL
"Thus says the Lord, 'I will return to Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the Lord of Heaven's armies will be called the Holy Mountain." (Zechariah 8:3)
Illustrative: A masked Palestinian youth flashes the "V" for victory sign near the Dome of the Rock during clashes with Israeli riot police. (Photo: Sliman Khader/Flash 90)
For the third straight day on Tuesday, Israeli Police and Palestinians clashed on the Temple Mount, drawing sharp criticism from the UN, the US and the Muslim world.
As police escorted Jews going up to the site on the second day of the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hasana, they were met by dozens of Palestinians who attacked them with rocks, iron bars and firecrackers. A firebomb was also thrown at police, setting wooden beams on fire. The rioters attempted to barricade themselves inside the al Aqsa Mosque but police forced their way in, using tear gas and stun grenades.
Five policemen were lightly injured and an unspecified number of Palestinians were arrested. The director of the Palestinian Red Crescent emergency unit, Amin Abu Ghazaleh, reported that 26 Arabs were injured.
United States State Department spokesman John Kirby condemned the clashes on Monday, stating, "The United States is deeply concerned by the increase in violence and escalating tensions surrounding the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount. We strongly condemn all acts of violence."
"It is absolutely critical that all sides exercise restraint, refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric and preserve unchanged the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount," he added. The "historical status quo" Kirby is referring to is a ban on Jews on the Temple Mount.
In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday evening in a special security meeting that "rioters would not be allowed to prevent Jews from visiting the Mount," a Foreign Ministry statement said.
Condemnation against Israel has also poured in from across the Middle East. Jordan's King Abdullah addressed the Temple Mount violence in a press conference in Amman on Monday, AFP reported. "Any more provocation in Jerusalem will affect the relationship between Jordan and Israel," Abdullah said. "Jordan will not have a choice but to take actions, unfortunately."
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said "the Israeli escalation on the Temple Mount is a declaration of war," threatening reprisal attacks against Israel, Walla! reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a phone conversation to act against Israel's "breach" of the sanctity of the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, according to the Turkish Hurriyet news website, saying that Israel's actions were "unacceptable" and a cause for "serious indignation" in the Muslim world.
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir condemned Israel for the Temple Mount actions after a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo. "A discussion was conducted on the Palestinian issue and what is happening at the al-Aqsa Mosque, and how to deal with these aggressive moves by the Zionist enemy in an attempt to seize the mosque, as well as how to intensify the efforts of the Arab and Muslim countries to condemn these Israeli actions and confront them on all tracks, in accordance with the request of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and with unanimous approval of the Arab countries," the Saudi Press Agency reported.
UN coordinator Nickolay Mladenov spoke during a Security Council meeting Tuesday, urging Israel to maintain the "historic status quo," which prevents Jews from visiting the Temple Mount. "As the Middle East faces a vicious tide of terror and extremism, such serious provocations have the potential to ignite violence well beyond the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem."