Queen Esther and Netanyahu

Queen Esther, the heroine of the Biblical story of Purim when the Jewish people was saved from annihilation at the hands of the Persian villain, got a thunderous standing ovation when her name was mentioned in the Halls of Congress on March 3, 2015. She would have been delighted by the speech made there by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke of the urgency of dealing effectively with the Iranian threat to annihilate his country Less delighted than Esther was Democratic Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, who confessed she was near tears throughout the speech of the prime minister, whom she thought insulted the intelligence of the United States. Her dismay, and disrespect for the speaker, was publicly illustrated by her behavior of contrived petulance, angry gestures, lack of attention, and facial expressions betraying her disrespect for Netanyahu who was making a convincing and mesmerizing speech. That disrespect for Netanyahu...(Read Full Article)