Monday, March 15, 2010

Building a house in Jerusalem

Why is it that I can't build a house in Jerusalem?  I'm Jewish!  Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish People.

Nobody questioned whether a black man could move into the White House, the capital of the United States.  Certainly not Jewish-Americans, 77% of whom voted for Barack O'Bama to be our President.

So why does this administration have such a problem with Jews building homes in Jerusalem and moving to the eternal capital of the Jewish People?  Archaeological evidence shows that Jews founded Jerusalem 3000 years ago.  Our liturgy mentions Jerusalem early and often as the capital of our people.  It's only natural for Jews to live in Jerusalem.

I don't get it!  Certainly in the history of mankind, far more cruel acts against humanity have been perpetrated than the mere building of houses.  And let's face it!  If someone said that blacks couldn't build homes in a neighborhood where they wanted, we'd hear a never-ending complaint of "racism" consistent with the American movement against segregation.  That would be the morally correct position; one I would strongly support.

But for some reason, when Jews build homes in Jerusalem, it's a big federal case.  Anti-Semitic Arabs get upset and our State Department thinks that this means that the Jews are causing a problem.  This is an embrace of anti-Semitism by our State Department.  I have a problem with that.

Even if someone were to say that Arabs have a sovereign right to forbid Jews to build houses in their country, it would be no less anti-Semitic.  Why does the United States government embrace this attitude?

It is wrong; morally wrong.   I would like the government of the United States to change it's policy to reflect our own American values that says people can build houses where they want to.   

If the United States State Department felt insulted by Israel building homes in Jerusalem, let me make it clear that I feel no less insulted by the United State State Department when they tell me that I can't build a house in Jerusalem because I'm Jewish.

11 comments:

Debbie Schlussel said...

Mazel Tov, TINSC! Great column. Linked on my site.
Debbie Schlussel

Anonymous said...

The inalienable rights of Jews to the Biblical heartland must not be violated! No one is demanding Muslims surrender THEIR top religious areas of Mecca and Medina!

Muslims Already Have an Arab Palestinian State! In 1922, Britain illegally gave 80% of Jewish Palestine to Muslims. The area became Jordan, giving Muslims an Arab Palestinian State on Jewish land.

Before 1948, Jews were known as the Palestinians. The Jewish newspaper, the Jerusalem Post was called the Palestine Post. The Jewish-founded electric company was Palestine Electric. The Palestinian Symphony Orchestra was all Jewish. During World War II, the British army had a Palestinian Brigade made up entirely of Jewish volunteers.

Anonymous said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!well said friend

Anonymous said...

The State Dept. of the USA has been notoriously antisemitic. The re-appearance of Baker only reinforces it.

JeffE said...

Excellent Column, TINSC.

There is NO Santa Claus said...

I think I wrote this column in my sleep.

Thank you all, especially Debbie and JeffE for your kind comments. I hope you take time to look around the blog. I don't post here very often so I try to keep it real and focused on stuff I'm interested in.

There is a silver bullet that will defeat the enemies of Israel. I encourage you to watch the video in the post following this one.

Regards,

There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

Anonymous said...

I really don't get it either, especially since it is not land slated for "other" purposes. Can't we all just get along?

mathguy said...

I'm still waiting for a little evenhandedness from my president, such as a call for a total freeze in building Arab settlements in the disputed territories.

mathguy said...

I'm still waiting for a little evenhandedness from my president, such as a call for a total freeze in building Arab settlements in the disputed territories.

NotRepubOrDemonButAlien said...

Q:Why is it that I can't build a house in Jerusalem?

A: Because of your vote:

- While I’m NOT a “big Clinton fan” I have no problem telling you that I voted for him twice. Voted for Gore and Kerry too.

- ... Jewish-Americans, 77% of whom voted for Barack O'Bama to be our President.

You reap what you sow(vote for).


Q:I would like the government of the United States to change it's policy to reflect our own American values that says people can build houses where they want to.

A:No way. Who do you think you are? You voted for people who support un-american values, why should you expect these people to suddenly change to reflect american values? YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW, now weep and curse yourself.

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