Category: Jerusalem

Cleaning-up and sewing-up eastern Jerusalem

Nov 16, 2017

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The application of de facto sovereignty and governance on the ground is the core of political action that can keep Jerusalem whole. The struggle for sovereignty in Jerusalem has transitioned from ‘Jerusalem on High’ – high-powered political summits, to ‘Jerusalem of Below’ – decent daily life in the city for Arabs and Jews alike.

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Western Wall unity

Oct 12, 2017

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Despite Palestinian terrorism and Orthodox “control” of the site, more than one million Jewish pilgrims flocked to Jerusalem’s Western Wall during the High Holiday period. So let’s keep Kotel “crises” in perspective.

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Stepping forward, or backward, in Jerusalem?

Oct 5, 2017

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Cutting Arab neighborhoods in the east and north out of Jerusalem’s municipal jurisdiction is a bad idea; a slippery slope towards a full-scale political division of the city. Either Israel rules effectively, generously and fully in greater Jerusalem, for all residents, or it doesn’t.

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Fund the Temple Mount Sifting Project Now

Aug 25, 2017

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The project has turned the Wakf’s criminal dump of the most sensitive and valuable archaeological dirt on the globe – a national disgrace – into a national treasure. Funding the project is the least the government can do as penance for its long-standing malfeasance in countering Palestinian-Islamic aggression against Jewish history in Jerusalem.

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Countering contemptuous Palestinians

Jul 27, 2017

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Israel must flex some muscle to disabuse Abbas of the delusion that he can bully Israel into retreat. Tactical Israeli restraint, like the decision to retreat from justified security measures at the Temple Mount, comes-off as capitulation to Palestinian terrorism. It reinforces the rejectionist and triumphalist Palestinian narrative.

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What status quo?

Jul 20, 2017

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The so-called “status quo” on the Temple Mount is dead. Israel cannot redress the situation by just attempting to “restore calm.” Israel should put on the table a plan to bring justice to administration of Har HaBayit, including Jewish prayer on the Mount.

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Why Jerusalem can’t be divided

Jun 16, 2017

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A united Jerusalem under exclusive Israeli sovereignty is the key, not an obstacle, to peace and security in the city. Proposals to divide the city are unworkable, unwise and unjustified.

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Encouraging integration in united Jerusalem

Jun 9, 2017

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The fruits of normalization among eastern Jerusalem Arabs.

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Beware Islamization in Jerusalem

Jun 1, 2017

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The malevolent influence of Erdoğan’s Turkey is a growing threat in eastern Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount.

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Next year in Jerusalem?

May 21, 2017

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Time to reestablish Zionist momentum in Jerusalem, in the face of multiple diplomatic and security threats. This means building many new homes, cracking down on Arab violence, and securing minimal Jewish rights on the Temple Mount.

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