Thursday, April 29, 2010

J STREET: Pray for the Pieces of Jerusalem

Hillel Stavis
27 April '10

The bolder and more pro-Palestinian Barack Hussein Obama gets, the bolder J Street becomes in its relentless pursuit to undo the Jewish State. The latest comes from Yossi Sarid, J Street spokesman, who says of Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem:

"Barack Obama appears well aware of his obligations to try to resolve the world's ills, particularly ours here. Why then undercut him and tie his hands? On the contrary, let's allow him to use his clout to save us from ourselves, to help both bruised and battered nations and free them from their prison. Then he can push both sides to divide the city into two capitals -- to give Jewish areas to the Jews and Arab areas to the Arabs - and assign the Holy Basin to an agreed on international authority."

Notice the messianic qualities attributed to Obama by the staunchly secular - and - now properly marginalized Israeli Left. And of course, numero uno on the list of "the world's ills" is the effrontery of Jewish sovereignty in its own capital, Jerusalem. Apparently, J Street wants to move the hands of the clock back to the glorious days of Count Folke Bernadotte, who, in 1947, wanted to "internationalize" - some say he would have awarded the city to the Jordanians - Jerusalem. Imagine The Western Wall in the hands of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade. There is no doubt that the Palestinians would reciprocate the magnanimity shown by Moshe Dayan and Levi Eshkol when they handed over the keys to the Temple Mount to the Islamic Waqf in 1967. My guess is that the Arabs would finish the demolition the Romans left incomplete in less than an hour. And, of course the concessions won't end there. Who needs the Golan, the Galilee and the Negev? If left to J Street's blueprint, all that would remain of Israel would be an upscale, small suburb of Tel Aviv so that the Ben Ami family could establish a pied a terre while visiting Hamas headquarters.

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