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Daybreak: Jerusalem Eviction Stirs Emotions

Plus Iranian enrichment back on track, and more in the news

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The disputed house.(Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

• Six months after losing a legal battle (a distant relative sold the property without their knowledge), a Palestinian family in a mostly Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem was evicted yesterday; Jewish settlers promptly moved in. [NYT]

• Contra yesterday’s news, Iran apparently figured out a new way to ramp up uranium enrichment. [LAT]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu apologized to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the about-to-be-head of the Foreign Relations Committee, for praising Fidel Castro for saying nice things about Jews and Israel. [Haaretz]

• An 88-year-old Canadian Jewish woman was reunited with the 85-year-old Polish man who saved her during the Holocaust. Only in Queens. [NY1]

• An Israeli professor floats appointing Robert Wexler, a former Democratic congressman with close ties to the Obama administration, as the new U.S. envoy when George Mitchell steps down. [JPost]

• Jennifer Grey defeated Bristol Palin in the finals of this season’s Dancing With The Stars. Grey once starred in a movie about dancing. [Arts Beat]

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Your comment “Jewish settlers promptly moved in” implies that Israelis or more specifically Jews are interlopers who don’t belong in Jerusalem. Is this what Tablet truly believes. Please clarify your stand on this issue.

Michael says:

Gary, Have you any idea about Israeli municipal planning – its history and reality since the 1980 – and whether it was and is conceived justly, fairly, and legally? Do you read Hebrew so that you’d have access to this information? My guess is no since most American Jews don’t read Hebrew, wouldn’t know how to do this “deep” research. Why then ask such a rhetorical and polemical question without first understanding the policy?

What is the issue here? Do you know how many hundreds of Arabs have moved into the Jewish side of the city? Are Jews not allowed to legally buy a house and request that the current tennants move out?

Is this good news? Well, it pisses off the Islamic supremacists and their racial purity-obsessed liberal allies that Jews move into the neighborhood. That’s how you can tell it must be a happy development!

May Jews continue to racially impurify every Islamonazi neighborhood! Amen.

Idiot Michael says that he’s concerned with municipal zoning regulations being enacted “justly, fairly, and legally”.

Kind of silly, eh? Jabel Mukaber has a culture where suicide bombers are considered the greatest heroes. Muslonazis and their liberal allies have some nerve talking about Justice – demanding that a Victory Mosque be built with public money, etc . . .; while we victims of Islamonazism are strip-searched at the airport, and told its insensitive to depurify their neighborhoods.

Enough is enough.

Those who support Suicide Bombings – including the Muslonazis of East Jerusalem – have forfeited their humanity, and have no standing to whine about “human rights”.

Evict. Them. All.

Michael says:

Barry jumps from the question of Israeli policy – debated in Israel without the polemics exhibited here – to terrorism. Now THAT’S intelligent analysis!

Idiot Michael: This has nothing to do with Israeli policy.

The people are not the state. The state are not the people.

In this case its not even an Israeli corpus which purchased the home. It was a Turks and Caicos company.

So let’s leave “Israeli policy” out of the discussion. Perhaps Turks and Caicos policy, but that’s neither here nor there.

What we ought to discuss is the anger and hatred that people around the world feel toward Palestinian policy – here they are celebrating 9/11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrM0dAFsZ8k . Unless we focus like a laser on the root causes of such behavior (left-wing Islam) and its consequences (which include insensitivity by T+C Islanders toward Palestinians) there will be no way to have an intelligent conversation.

My point remains the same. For those who celebrated 9/11 and their liberal allies to ask for justice, fairness and legality is a joke.

Michael says:

Barry not only displays bad grammar (e.g., “depurify their neighborhood”) but is clueless about who was behind the “purchase” of the building. The “Turks and Caicos Island company” he mentions is “Lowell Investments,” which is REGISTERED in the Turks and Caicos Islands. And Lowell Investments is represented in Israel by David Be’eri, one of the leaders of the Elad settler organization, the well-funded and politically powerful settler organization.

He refers repeatedly to terrorist and other admittedly bad people to justify bad policy. He clearly is clueless (again) about Israeli history and policy. Plans for Jerusalem go back at least to 1974 – way before 9/11 – and envisioned an annexation of East Jerusalem. If we’re to argue the wisdom of policy, at least know the facts.

“Barry not only displays bad grammar (e.g., “depurify their neighborhood”)”

You’ll have to excuse me Michael. Since 1948 – an important year in both American and Israeli jurisprudential history – American and Israeli law has de jure not allowed restrictive covenants. In fact, as you know American and non-Muslim Israeli neighborhoods are de facto blessedly racially impure. (Islamic neighborhoods in Israel are a different story.)

What I mean by “depurify” is the process whereby najis (like Jews) are introduced. Maybe I should refer to it as Najification?

“but is clueless about who was behind the ‘purchase’ of the building.”

The building is owned by Lowell Investments. They were the purchasers. Does it matter to you what nationality or race the investors in Lowell Investments happen to be? What if they are Muslim? Does that change the situation? What if they are Buddhist? Sikh? Jewish? What difference does the it make what their creed happens to be under Israeli (or American or Islander law)?

You put that word “purchase” in quotation marks. Do you have any reason to doubt that it was purchased? There was a lawsuit filed and the far left pro-Islamonazi Israeli Judiciary found that the property to be properly purchased. Do you have any additional information that the defendants did not have access to, which makes you doubt the sale?

“The “Turks and Caicos Island company” he mentions is “Lowell Investments,” which is REGISTERED in the Turks and Caicos Islands.”

Like I said. Its owned by a Turks and Caicos corpus.

“And Lowell Investments is represented in Israel by David Be’eri, one of the leaders of the Elad settler organization, the well-funded and politically powerful settler organization.”

Sounds like a good call on their part. If you want something done? Give it to a busy person. You want to see success? Work with people who are successful!

“He refers repeatedly to terrorist and other admittedly bad people to justify bad policy.”

To the contrary. It is GREAT policy to punish bad people and reward good people. And as we saw in their reaction to 9/11 that the Palestinians are very very bad people.

“He clearly is clueless (again) about Israeli history and policy.”

Well, in this particular case the issue is more about Jordanian policy. Virtually every inch of East Jerusalem that was registered under the Ottoman and Mandate governments was Jewish. When the Hashemite Kingdom – acting in accordance with Islamic teachings of Najis – ethnically cleansed East Jerusalem it also stripped the Jews of Jerusalem of their property.

Virtually every Muslim who lives in East Jerusalem is a squatter. Israeli policy has been to allow the Jordanian squatters to register property in their name.

“Plans for Jerusalem go back at least to 1974 – way before 9/11 – and envisioned an annexation of East Jerusalem.”

Again – after the Mohammedan war against Israel in 1967 ended with the capture of Jerusalem; the racial balance has begun to be restored. Jews have been the overwhelming majority of Jerusalem throughout history and certainly since the early 1800′s. History doesn’t stop the minute after an Islamic war crime. There is Justice to restore and punishments to be meted out.

[And just in case we didn't see it the first time, let's watch again so we can remember how wicked the Muslims of East Jerusalem truly are http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrM0dAFsZ8k ]

Michael says:

Barry, you are one ANGRY man! Whew. We’ve gone as far as we can. There’s a lot of jargon here. Your retort regarding the use of the word “depurify” is still unclear. Phrases such as “far left pro-Islamonazi Israeli Judiciary” is nothing but weird (“far left” means what? That they are Maoist, Leninists, Trotkyists, Socialists, Social Democrats, belong to the Labor Movement?!); “Islamonazi” is clearly a made up word and is equally meaningless. Your way of couching the conflict in racial terms is disturbing, as I hope most people will sense. Until another day….

Thank you for every other great article. The place else could anyone get that kind of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such information.

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