March 16, 2010, - 10:10 am
Many times over the years I’ve written about the right of Jews to live (and buy property, if they don’t already own it, and build homes) anywhere in the world we want. That includes when the Bush Administration was making the same noxious statements as the Obamaniks are now making about apartments and homes for Jews in the eternal Jewish capital of Jerusalem, the City of David. My sentiments haven’t changed, though I think it’s interesting that many on the right said nothing when Condi Clueless and Colin Powell and other Bushies were pressuring Israel on this issue, and yet they’re yelling from the rooftops now that it’s Obama. I’ve already criticized Obama on this issue, several times. And I’ve written, “Whose Jerusalem?” which has everything you need to know about the faux-history and apocryphal claims of the Muslims to Jerusalem.
“Jews Not Wanted Here”
Clearly, I find the Obama statements and actions on the 1600 Jewish apartments scheduled to be built in Israel to be loathsome–especially the hypocritical comments of Hillary Clinton who carpet-bagged from suburban Chicago to Arkansas and then to suburban New York. She can move and build and run for Senator from wherever she wants. And yet Jews aren’t allowed to do the same from where they’ve ALWAYS lived . . . for thousands of years?! Hellooo . . . .? And FYI, those 1600 homes are to be built in a section of Jerusalem that is inside the Green Zone and was never going to be part of any planned, execrable “Palestinian State.”
Our friend, There Is No Santa Claus,has a great column–which is short but sweet, and very sharp–on this issue. Here’s an excerpt:
Why is it that I can’t build a house in Jerusalem? I’m Jewish! Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish People.
Nobody questioned whether a black man could move into the White House, the capital of the United States. Certainly not Jewish-Americans, 77% of whom voted for Barack O’Bama to be our President.
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