It’s snowing in Jerusalem. As you can see I am very pleased about that. I mean snow? I coulda stayed in Canada for that. You all were talking about Jerusalem, Kenya but now I am thinking it’s more like Jerusalem, Ontario.
Speaking of Ontario, turns out that Toronto teen, Eliyahu Yehoshua Veffer goes to Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto – same school grandmuffti went to. Veffer is suing the Candian government so that it may properly list his place of birth on his passport as Jerusalem, Israel. Muffti however, is probably passed out drunk in some alley in New Orleans. But I digress …
Veffer’s court action should be a slam dunk. I mean the Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General is none other than Irwin Cotler, a 2003 winner of the Jerusalem Prize. In accepting his award, Cotler stated:
A gratified Cotler said Jerusalem holds deep symbolic significance for him and his family. â€œJerusalem is not only a city, it is a heritage,â€ he said. â€œJerusalem is not only the capital of Israel, but it is at the epicenter of Jewish history. Jerusalem is not only a place where people live, but where lives are transformed.â€
Cotler works in Ottawa, which is also in Ontario. The Canadian government has yet to move their embassy to Jerusalem, but surely allowing “Jerusalem, Israel” to be written on a passport ought to be something they can swing. I mean, dude! Irwin Cotler is Minister of Justice, Attorney General and winner of the Jerusalem Prize. Can ya help us out Irwin?
I’m not holding my breath. In the meantime, Jerusalem, Ontario seems like a pretty appropriate apellation.