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The City of ‘East Jerusalem’

East Jerusalem has become code for: where Jews shouldn't be.

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When the term is used of course, what exactly is controversial is not explained. Knowledge of it is presumed, as if with a wink and a nod to the reader. Actually putting into words what is controversial would take some knowledge of the situation and would reveal just how ridiculous and anti-Semetic it is to say that Jews should not be allowed to be here, in the Land of Israel, Judea, Jerusalem of all places. And so to avoid that entire discussion and all the unpleasantries it entails, the term “East Jerusalem” is used.

Daniel Tauber

About the Author: Daniel Tauber is the Executive Director of Likud Anglos, and a former Opinions Editor at JewishPress.com. Daniel is also an attorney admitted to practice law in Israel and New York and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. You can follow him on facebook and twitter.

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