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Keeping Jerusalem
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Posted on: May 7th, 2014

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The Arab world is simply not built to accept the existence of Israel in its midst.

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Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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Under the plan, a person who was not a citizen of either the Jewish or Arab state was to be appointed governor to administer Jerusalem and to conduct external affairs...

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Posted on: February 20th, 2014

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Is it not ironic that the renewal of a decades-old Jewish town is considered an "illegal settlement" on "occupied territory"?

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Bird eye view of the Abbey of the on Mt. Zion just outside the walls of the Old City near the Zion Gate.
 

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

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Much has been written about President Shimon Peres's promises to grant the Vatican official status in Jerusalem and control over its holy sites.

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Cooking pots and an oil lamp uncovered in a small cistern in a drainage channel in the Shiloah Pool in Jerusalem's Old City.
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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One of the claims made by pro-Arab interests on Jerusalem is against archaeological findings.

Cars driving on the road leading up to Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

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National park status is, unfortunately, not an ironclad guarantee against Arab encroachment.

Muslim mobs force police to eject Jews from Temple Mount on Monday, the day before Tisha B'Av
 

Posted on: November 14th, 2013

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While the Temple Mount evokes such strong Muslim emotions, it is no longer clear that it does the same for most Jews.

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Housing construction site in the Har Homa neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: November 7th, 2013

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Gilo, Har Homa and Ramat Shlomo – among the Jerusalem neighborhoods liberated from Jordanian control during the Six-Day War – are scheduled to gain hundreds of apartments.

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Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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What exactly does MK Hanegbi mean when he says "no division of Jerusalem?"

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L-R MK Nissan Slomianski, Israeli Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel and incumbent Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

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While Lyon is backed by the haredi parties, Barkat has been endorsed by leading religious-Zionist rabbis.

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The cartoon above shows a teacher showing a Palestinian child the letters of the alphabet. But the text in the child's mind shows that he visualizes the map of "Palestine" replacing all of Israel before he starts learning the alphabet. The cartoon also implies violence, as the child's pencil is shaped as a slingshot with a stone next to it.
 

Posted on: September 4th, 2013

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The Israeli curriculum is also offensive, according to Ma'an, because it actually dares to refer to Israel as a bastion of human rights and democracy.

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Posted on: August 28th, 2013

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If peace talks are such a good thing, why is there so much pessimism regarding the chances of success for the Israel-PA talks? This is not a rhetorical question; it has a very concrete, specific, one-word answer: Incitement.

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Posted on: August 14th, 2013

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Yes, Israel made a sickening decision to release high-profile terrorist murderers in exchange for the PA's consent to sit at a table and insist that Israel's generous concessions do not suffice. However, it seems to have come together with a consolation prize of sorts: The announcement by Housing Minister Uri Ariel of tenders for the construction of nearly 400 new housing units in Judea and Samaria, and another close to 800 in three of Jerusalem's post-'67 neighborhoods.

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Posted on: July 24th, 2013

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The name of the diplomatic game over the past few weeks seems to have been "Bear Down on Israel." The pressure has come in many forms:

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Posted on: July 10th, 2013

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How many times does PA chieftain Mahmoud Abbas have to repeat that the Israelis are planning to rebuild the Holy Temple atop the most volatile spot in the world before the world begins to accept it as true?

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Posted on: June 26th, 2013

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What could be more natural for a column dealing with Jerusalem than to pay special interest to the Temple Mount, the site of the Beit HaMikdash and the very center of the world? Especially given the distinct impression that throughout Israel, interest in this holiest spot has been swelling notably?

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Posted on: June 5th, 2013

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When we talk about developing Jerusalem and ensuring that it remains united under Jewish sovereignty, what could be more critical than actually building Jewish housing? Yet it is an open secret that the Netanyahu government has been waging a long-running general construction freeze in the Jewish areas of Judea and Samaria (Yesha), as well as in the liberated areas of Yerushalayim.

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Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

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It's only natural to see increasing evidence of Jerusalem's glorious Jewish past being unearthed, quite literally, under modern Israeli sovereignty. The new archaeological finds are also very timely – as the Arab onslaught attempting to detach Jerusalem from its Jewish roots gains steam, the facts on the ground, or "under" the ground, show quite otherwise.

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Posted on: May 1st, 2013

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A zoning plan that would have enabled the creation of critical Arab facts-on-the-ground in a strategically vital area of Jerusalem has been shelved thanks to efforts by several Zionist organizations.

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Posted on: April 17th, 2013

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Rather than ask why Minister Baird met with Minister Livny in the eastern Jerusalem office, why not ask why Minister Livny agreed to meet there with Minister Baird?

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