Category: Jerusalem

Watchmen for the walls of Jerusalem

Sep 19, 2014

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If Israel truly wants to hold on to a united Jerusalem, it must act forcefully to restore security in the holy city. The Netanyahu government seems indecisive or asleep as Israeli sovereignty over many of Jerusalem’s eastern neighborhoods, Arab and Jewish, is being challenged.

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Welcoming the Pope

May 23, 2014

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Jews no longer need to scorn the Church, and Pope Francis should be warmly welcomed to Israel. But when he visits next week, the Pope ought to speak ever more forthrightly about recognition and security for Israel. I’ve penned some language for him to use…

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Regaining control in Jerusalem

Apr 25, 2014

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The Netanyahu government has become too accepting of Palestinian violence in the city and too tolerant of Wakf chutzpa on the Temple Mount. Only when Israel acts in concrete fashion to shore up its stake in Jerusalem can the city be secured.

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Celebrating Deri’s downfall

Oct 23, 2013

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Aryeh Deri’s defeat in Jerusalem is the most important result of yesterday’s nation-wide municipal elections. Deri concocted Moshe Leon’s implausible candidacy, sold it to Lieberman, and promised to deliver the goods through massive Haredi support for Leon – all for greater self-aggrandizement of Aryeh Deri.

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If I forget thee, O Jerusalem

May 8, 2013

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My red line when contemplating the Oslo III accord of the future with the Palestinians is uncompromised Israeli sovereignty and control over united Jerusalem. The shearing of Jerusalem into Arab and Jewish sovereignties would turn it into the bull’s eye of Mideast battle – a city that would make Belfast at its worst look like paradise.

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‘Tis the season to bash Israel

Dec 24, 2012

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But the Palestinian Authority and radical Islam are the real reasons behind the Christian decline in Bethlehem.

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If I forget thee, O Jerusalem

Sep 5, 2012

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Jerusalem is quite a cherry to pick if you’re going to trim your party platform! Its elimination is not something trivial. The fact that the Democrats anyway decided to drop the reference to united Jerusalem from their platform speaks volumes about what we can expect from an Obama second term.

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Fighting for Jerusalem

Nov 11, 2011

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The demand that Jerusalem be sundered into parts is unwise, and unfair both to Jewish history and to Israel’s fine stewardship of the city. It is an obstacle to peace, not something that helps bring peace now. It is not the Zivotofsky petition that “jeopardizes the vital interests of Israel” but Peace Now’s demand that Jerusalem be divided.

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JPPPI Pumping for the “Traumatic” Division of Jerusalem?

Oct 11, 2010

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Jewish leaders convening in Jerusalem at this sensitive time of Israel-Palestinian negotiations should be looking for ways to strengthen the Jewish People’s permanent claim to united Jerusalem, not searching for ways out of the “trauma” of conceding Jerusalem, as Avinoam Bar-Yosef of the JPPPI hints.

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Abandoning Jerusalem

Aug 10, 1997

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Published in The Jerusalem Post on August 10, 1997.
There’s few things worse than being labeled a deserter. Nobody’s come right out and said it, yet, but that’s how I feel. …

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