PA FM condemns Israel's 'Judaization' of Jerusalem

by JPost Staff  Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki condemned the “land rush” and “Judaization” of Jerusalem, in an interview with Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Thursday. After Wednesday’s Arab League economic summit, Malki commented to Asharq that Israel has turned the Shepherd Hotel into an outpost. “The occupation’s land rush in Sheikh Jarrah in…

Netanyahu defends construction in Jerusalem

by Attila Somfalvi, YNetnews.com The Prime Minister’s Office on Monday issued a statement following Sunday’s demolition of the Shepherd Hotel in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, denying any connection to the event in a bid to curb global criticism. “Yesterday’s activities at the Shepherd Hotel were conducted by private people in accordance with…

Denying the Jewishness of the Holy Land

by Anav Silverman, Frontpagemag.com As the ideological and political battle rages in the headlines over the “Jewishness” of the Holy Land, I found myself walking on a street known as Kaf-Tet B’November, translated “November 29,” in Jerusalem last week. Streets with this name exist in most cities across Israel, as the date marks one of…

Palestinian revisionism is the only obstacle to peace

by Danny Ayalon   The attempt to “refute” the Jewish claim to the Western Wall is merely the latest in a series of efforts to deny the Jewish people’s connection with its homeland. The recent Palestinian Authority report stating that the Western Wall has no religious or historical significance to the Jewish people is sadly yet…

Facing our fears

by Caroline Glick, Jpost US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton must have given Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quite a reception. Otherwise it is hard to understand what possessed him to accept the deal he accepted when he met with her last week. Under the deal, Netanyahu agreed to retroactively extend the Jewish construction ban ended…

Israel On the Reservation

by Jerrold L. Sobel For those old enough to remember, in 1971 Paul Revere and the Raiders hit the music charts with a number 1 song, “Cherokee Nation,” (the Lament of the Cherokee People.) It’s a poignant song dealing with the disbursement of the Cherokee people from their native lands originally in the Southeastern United…