Thursday, May 21, 2009
Let the Arabs have the gas station at Abu Dis
PM: Jerusalem will 'never again be divided and partitioned'
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday insisted that all of Jerusalem will always remain under Israeli sovereignty.
Speaking at a Jerusalem Day ceremony marking 42 years since the city's reunification in the Six-Day war, Netanyahu did not refer to Palestinian demands to declare east Jerusalem the capital of the state they want to establish."United Jerusalem is Israel's capital. Jerusalem was always ours and will always be ours. It will never again be partitioned and divided," he said.The ceremony was held on Givat Hatahmoshet, a hilltop in northern Jerusalem where a bloody battle took place during the Six Day War between IDF troops and Jordanian soldiers. Also in attendance were President Shimon Peres, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, opposition leader Tzipi Livni and IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.In his address at the ceremony, Peres noted the special place of Jerusalem in the Jewish people's history and in the hearts of Israelis."The size of Jerusalem is measured not by its geography but by its history," said the president. "Geographically, Jerusalem has no distinction; no river runs through it, there is no beach nearby and the mountains surrounding are not extraordinarily high. But there is no city in the world with a historical wealth to match Jerusalem, both political history and spiritual history."
Posted by KGS at 8:27 PM
Labels: Israeli Politics, Jerusalem
Moshe Dayan--the Villain of Jerusalem
.........."It's true," Eldad said, "that the original sin was when the Jewish People, immediately after the Six Day War in 1967, ceded its hold on the Temple Mount in an unholy alliance between the Chief Rabbinate and Moshe Dayan - each side for its own reasons - but now the danger is that the Arab sovereignty on the Temple Mount will spill over to the Western Wall plaza, and from there to other places."
Then-Defense Minister Dayan, just days after Israel's liberation of the Old City, informed the Muslims running the Temple Mount that they could continue to run the mosques there - and later went further by preventing Jewish prayer all over the Mount."It was evident that if we did not prevent Jews from praying in what was now a mosque compound," Dayan later wrote, "matters would get out of hand and lead to a religious clash... As an added precaution, I told the chief of staff to order the chief army chaplain to remove the branch office he had established in the building which adjoins the mosque compound."Source Israel National News
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