Wednesday, May 12, 2010
You gotta be kidding: Israel marks 43-year rule of Arab east Jerusalem. Who's writing this stuff, Hassan Nasrallah?
The sunset-to-sunset Jerusalem Day celebrations kick off with an open-air concert by US funk band Kool and the Gang and feature a ceremony at Ammunition Hill, the site of one of Israel's fiercest battles with Jordanian forces...
Kool and the Gang! Groovy! AFP might want to note that "East" Jerusalem only became "Arab" through the ethnic cleansing of its Jews by the Jordanians with the liberal application of dynamite and bullets. Sure, but it's the Jooos that are making a major hurdle to peace.
Fortunately, someone in Israel knows which way is up: Netanyahu: We will never divide J'lem
Excellent post on the day from Robert Avrech: Jerusalem, Eternal and United