How about T&J for Jerusalem? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jeremy S. Slavin
    • 05.03.06 | 14:19 (IST)

    Truth and Justice for Jerusalem is not handing over rule of any sector of the Holy City to those who claim to venerate it as their third holiest location, yet sanction the murder of innocent people within it in the name of Arab-Islamic Extremist Nationalism. No version of the city has ever been an Arab or Islamic capital - when the Arabs conquered the Land of Israel in the 7th century CE, their capital was at Ramle. At least Suleiman - a Turk - cared enough to build new walls in Jerusalem that have lasted to this day, and what we know as the Old City. Muslims revere a spot in the Old City, above all, after Mecca and Medina, the al-Aqsa Mosque and lesser extent Dome of the Rock. For Jews, all of Jerusalem has been sacred since the days 3,000 years ago when King David conquered and ruled while Arabs were polytheists in Arabia. But to hear them tell it, it's always been "Palestinian". Even though the Romans coined "Palestine" in response to Jewish uprisings here. Go figure.

    from the article: Peres balks at Olmert's plans for further West Bank pullout
    First published 00:00 05.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 05.03.06
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