NEW COLUMN: “Jews Must Never Forget Trump For Remembering Our Unforgettable Jerusalem” is the new column, now on Townhall.com.
…. A quick quiz: What does “unoccupied” or “liberated” Palestinian land look like? Answer: Like Gaza.
Gaza serves as a sufficiently strong precedent against the folly of ceding territory to Islam. (With the exception of the long-suffering Kurds, what Muslim nation has recently made good on territory gained or on self-determination won?)
Gaza was “returned” to the Palestinians, who promptly destroyed the hothouses Israelis had built there, and planted in the ground Qassam rocket launchers, instead. Gaza now hothouses Hamasniks. In all, granting statehood to their nihilistic neighbors has been pretty thankless for Israelis.
But what of Palestinian families who’ve resided in The City for generations? This the libertarian must address.
The question of generational attachment to place and title in property is simple to solve if intentions are good.
Of course Palestinians should retain their properties.
An historical, national Jewish right to the city of Jerusalem does not extinguish the property rights of individual Arab homesteaders acquired over the years.
Muslims residing in East Jerusalem must just learn to extend to their Jewish neighbors the courtesy their Muslim brethren receive from their Jewish neighbors, in Israel proper.
In other words, allow Jews to live in peace. Or, just live.
Faith and the facts of history notwithstanding, Jerusalem undivided as the capital of the Jewish State is what Christians should be praying for if they value celebrating future Easter Holy Weeks in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, located in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The current pontiff is not Pope Benedict, who was—still is—a brave and brilliant scholar.
Pope Francis is likely more familiar with Quranic verses than with Psalms 137:5, in which the exiled Jews likened forgetting Jerusalem to forgetting the function of one’s right hand. (Literally translated, it is a vow: “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.”)
That was in 607 BC (Before Christ), and we Jews have still not forgotten. …
… READ THE REST. THE Complete column, “Jews Must Never Forget Trump For Remembering Our Unforgettable Jerusalem,” is now on Townhall.com.
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) March 30, 2018