Arabs claim Silwan as a historically Palestinian Arab neighborhood, yet it was practically empty when the first Yemenite Jews arrived in the 1880s; the Turks and British themselves recognized it as a Jewish neighborhood.
With no one there to stop them, or to intimidate the Israeli police into stopping them, visiting Jews were able – within reason – to offer up prayers this week on the Temple Mount for the first time in many centuries.
As Minister Bennett explained, "The bill is a way to prevent a future situation in which a temporary majority such as existed under Olmert or Barak would bring about the division of Jerusalem, the heart of the Jewish Nation." Is this threat not reason enough to support the bill?
Recollections and reminiscences of Rav Benny Elon, (ZT"l)
We, today's Jewish people, in two weeks, will be privileged to share in an historic milestone: The 50th anniversary of the liberation and reunification of Yerushalayim under Israeli sovereignty.
The "survey says..." Young people want to stay in Jerusalem. Will the government and municpality make that possible?
"The Jewish nation's bonds to Jerusalem are perhaps the deepest there have ever been in history between a people and a city."
KeepJerusalem's plan for Jerusalem includes preserving a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty, turning it into Israel's leading metropolis, and strengthening its status as capital of Israel
Assuming Trump will not be intimidated and indeed move the embassy to Yerushalayim, will the presence of the U.S. embassy in Yerushalayim ensure the city's future as Jewish and Israeli?
It is not an Arab housing crisis that is prompting this spree of illegal Palestinian construction. Rather, the goal is political: to show the world that Jerusalem is an Arab, and not a Jewish, city.
Though no one can be sure how a President Trump will react to any given situation, "it is generally understood that whatever we don't do in the coming two months might not be able to be done later."
Why do the Jewish ties to Jerusalem, Hebron and Nablus (Shechem), all 3 duly purchased, draw the most vociferous objections? Because the enemy knows our holy sites are the key to the entire struggle
Philanthropist and Israel lover Kevin Bermeister: "We are in a generation that can turn Jerusalem into a city of the world, our goal is to preserve Jerusalem as Jewish, united, and large."
Stunningly, power exerted by the hate-filled propaganda of the Palestinian Authority easily overcame simple historic truths and traditional ties of friendship between Israel and other countries.
Historically, and in 1967, when the Old City and environs were liberated, the same trend continued: new neighborhoods to the west, north, and south. What of the east? Today, we go East!
An appropriate response to the recent terrorism would have been the announcement of totally new housing plans for hundreds of units in places Pisgat Ze'ev, Gilo, Kiryat Arba and elsewhere.
It was during these very days in 1967 that the IDF, with great heroism and Divine providence, liberated Jerusalem–unifying the city under Jewish sovereignty for the first time in 19 centuries.
The more the radical Left loses its grip on public opinion, the more it attempts to thwart the will of the Israeli public.
Arthur Goldberg, the U.S. ambassador to the UN in 1967 who helped draft the resolution, later testified: "I never described Jerusalem as occupied territory. Resolution 242 in no way refers to Jerusalem and this omission was deliberate."
The plan to reduce and divide Jerusalem is irresponsible from a security standpoint and contrary to history
The world speaks of "Arab east Jerusalem" yet more Jews than Arabs actually live in these areas
A blow to Jerusalem is a blow to the entire Jewish people; Muslims understand this better than Jews
Abbas is viewed by the world as a man of peace and diplomacy; a quick look proves the opposite.
It's critically important for Israel's future to ensure affordable housing for Jews in Yerushalayim
In Jerusalem, there is a need for over 4,000 new apartments each year; some 2,000 are actually built