Recognizing That Western Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital Should Not Be Controversial

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This month [October], Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong reversed the previous government’s decision to recognize western Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The question that should be asked is why that recognition was controversial at all. No fair-minded person who believes in two states for   read more ...

If Jerusalem Weren’t Israeli, Would Muslims Want It?

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Here are some of the weekend headlines on the reaction to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. USA Today: “Thousands of Indonesians rally at US Embassy over Jerusalem” The Jordan Times: “Jordan, Turkey to lead Arab-Islamic pro-Jerusalem action” The   read more ...

10 Great Websites About Jerusalem

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Jerusalem Day is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the 1967 reunification of the city of Jerusalem. Below are ten websites which focus on Jerusalem Day. Some of them tell the history of what happened, others provide documents, pictures, and other information. Jerusalem was divided in the   read more ...

The Ballad-Mongers of Jerusalem

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I never cease to be astonished by the arrogance of Israeli Prime Ministers whose policies suggest that they own the Land of Israel and can dispose of parts it — why not all of it? — to whomsoever they please. Of course they count on the pliancy of cabinet ministers and on the pusillanimity of   read more ...