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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Israeli Sovereignty in Jerusalem

Many of us are worried about whether or not the State of Israel has the guts to declare sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley. One of the reasons is that our government hasn't even been acting sovereign in Jerusalem. Too much of Jerusalem is juden rein, free/clean of Jews as the Nazis called it. Jerusalem is our Capital City, and we must have a capital where Jews can live and work and study allover. There should never be a place where Jews aren't welcome!

That's why I'm glad that Ataret Cohanim has opened a new yeshiva in what's called an Arab shopping area sic. From Reuters:
Israeli settlers launch enclave in Palestinian business hub
Palestinian students hold a photo shoot in front of a post office building in East Jerusalem April 29, 2014. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Palestinian students hold a photo shoot in front of a post office building in East Jerusalem April 29, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD

(Reuters) - The smell of fresh paint wafts through the domed lobby of the latest Israeli arrival in East Jerusalem - a Jewish seminary in a bustling commercial area in the same building as a post office serving thousands of Palestinians every day.

Otzmat Yerushalayim, which includes sleeping quarters and could house as many as 300 young Israelis, is the first Jewish housing venture on Saladin Street, a main shopping thoroughfare across from the walled Old City.
Palestinians and Israeli critics worry the placement of the academy in such a central location is asking for trouble in East Jerusalem, which has stayed largely trouble-free in recent years compared to the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank, and which Palestinians hope will be the capital of a future state. (read complete article)


Anonymous said...

I'm a little confused by the caption directly above the picture. Did Reuters refer to an Arab business hub in J'lem as a Palestinian hub?

When I hear/read Palestinian I think only of Gaza.


Batya Medad said...

Exactly, and Israel hasn't protested, at least as far as I've heard.