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Come closer for Irving Layton on Israel's Jubilee, 29.04.98 In the tremble of alienation <come closer> In the dark of unrepentant cruelty <come closer> In the morning after the longest night Of the tortured body <come closer> And broken soul <come closer> In the corridor of hopelessness: Death's door a mountain, Feet too broken and frozen to be Mohammedian <Come closer> In lifeless blister of lightless spark <come closer> Come closer, the ovens are warm . . .