The Israeli security cabinet has approved the plan, which would see additional workers employed in construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, agriculture and other areas.06:02 08.02.16 | 0 comments
- of this not being that much a religious issue /in fact not at all, but rather a purely territorial one. one can claim territory as much as one wants on religious grounds, but this is not how things happen in history anymore & it's not how the state of israel has come about in the first place either. that's the whole problem w/'messianic claims' on both sides. betlehem was definitely historically a jewish place, but it simply fell on the arab side of the division line of -47 & was indeed inhabited by arabs & not jews, as it is today. even hebron w/all its central importance to judaism has been 'abandoned' as part of the oslo accords (& later wye accords by notably bibi himself!). what are you gonna do w/these facts, as w/the one of several hundred thousands arab jerusalemites who arguably belong in the city? the only argument left is the one of security, but that's not an unsurmountable one.