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Posted on: January 9th, 2014InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
One of the claims made by pro-Arab interests on Jerusalem is against archaeological findings.
Posted on: December 20th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
National park status is, unfortunately, not an ironclad guarantee against Arab encroachment.
Posted on: November 14th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
While the Temple Mount evokes such strong Muslim emotions, it is no longer clear that it does the same for most Jews.
Posted on: November 7th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
What exactly does MK Hanegbi mean when he says "no division of Jerusalem?"
Posted on: October 3rd, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
While Lyon is backed by the haredi parties, Barkat has been endorsed by leading religious-Zionist rabbis.
Posted on: September 4th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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.
Posted on: August 28th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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.
Posted on: August 14th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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.
Posted on: July 24th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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:
Posted on: July 10th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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?
Posted on: June 26th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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?
Posted on: June 5th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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.
Posted on: May 22nd, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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.
Posted on: May 1st, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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.
Posted on: April 17th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
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?
Posted on: April 10th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
Israel, for its part, knows that developing E-1 is critical for its own existence.
Posted on: March 22nd, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
One doesn't have to be a Temple Mount loyalist to realize that something not good for the Jews is happening in the world's holiest spot – under Israeli sovereignty.
Posted on: March 6th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
We must remember, too, that Abbas has said no Jews would be allowed to live anywhere in a Palestinian state.
Posted on: February 13th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Keeping Jerusalem
It appears that when the dust settles after Obama's upcoming visit, Israel's housing market is very likely to take a big hit - in the form of a construction freeze.
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