Monday, 27 July 2009

Jerusalem United

Apparently a UK Foreign Office Committee has recommended that Britain talk to "moderate" Hamas.  Rather like talking to "moderate" Nazis went one comment...
Led me to an article on East Jerusalem, which says it has never been Arab Jerusalem, save for a short period, 1948-67, when it was occupied by Jordan (and Jews expelled, synagogues burned).  The view -- eg within the BBC --  that Israel is "illegally" occupying East Jerusalem is simply not true.  The US Congress made this clear in 1995.

As Steve Lieblich, says 

The great obstacle to Middle East peace is not that Jews insist on living among Arabs. It is that Arabs insist that Jews not live among them.