This was no ordinary Jerusalem Day celebrated in
The problem is the knowledge that this is the first Jerusalem Day since President Barack Obama made it clear that a repartition of the city has become one of
Though more than 200,000 Jews live in the eastern, northern, and southern sections of the city, which the media routinely incorrectly labels "East Jerusalem," those Jewish neighborhoods there are, according to this administration, a violation of international law and an "insult" to
It is worth repeating on this, of all days, that despite the unique connection between the Jews and
Moreover, Netanyahu couldn't be more right when he notes, as he did again today in his Jerusalem Day speech, that Jews "are not foreign invaders" in their own capital. Yet that is exactly the implication of Obama's stand. By turning the building of Jewish housing in the city's Jewish neighborhoods into an international incident, Obama has made it impossible for the Palestinians to demand anything less than the eviction of the Jews from the city; just as they demand of the Jews who live in settlements in the
The juxtaposition of a Jerusalem Day celebrated under tacit American protest ought to remind American friends of
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