Category: Jerusalem

Incontrovertibly native

Dec 7, 2018

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Every time someone says Happy Chanukah, they axiomatically acknowledge Jewish indigenous rights in Israel and on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

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Secure the Temple Mount now

Jul 26, 2018

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Had a 100-kilogram rampart stone fallen into the Mount where Moslems gather or pray – Israel would be excoriated, even though Wakf digging may be to blame.

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Thwart Turkey’s Jerusalem incursion

Jul 6, 2018

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Erdogan’s Turkey needs to be cut down to size. Israel should be defending itself against Erdogan by blocking his Jerusalem incursion, and taking the offensive against Erdogan by impeding his military build-up.

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Trump changes the discourse

May 11, 2018

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President Trump is acting to restore America’s credibility as a world power after eight years of diffident presidential leadership. He is not frightened by the mobs of the Arab or Persian world or by their effete champions in the West. He doesn’t quake in his boots at the possibility of upsetting Mahmoud Abbas or Ali Khamenei….

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Israel must rule generously in Jerusalem

Feb 8, 2018

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Investment in eastern Jerusalem is the core of sovereign political action that will keep Jerusalem whole and make it prosperous for all.

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A tale of two speeches

Jan 26, 2018

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Two momentous speeches in the Knesset plenum – by the Canadian prime minister four years ago and the US vice president this week  – may have transformed the course of history. Harper and Pence offer moral and spiritual leadership for the world.

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Trump’s commendable defiance on Jerusalem

Dec 8, 2017

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The Palestinians and the Europeans brought Trump’s Jerusalem declaration on themselves by running an ugly campaign of denialism and denigration against Israel. Their brazen persistence in delegitimizing the Jewish People’s historic roots and rights in Jerusalem led to this defiant and ultimately honorable result: a re-assertion of reality.

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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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David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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