Dear Tim, I agree with your questions 100%. Many Israelis agree with your questions 100%. You get a skewed view of Israeli opinion when you read Haaretz, because this paper, once a mainstream and key newspaper that identified with the mainstream Israeli electorate has pretty much aligned itself with the International Left, and has to my opinion abandoned the true ideals of the Israeli left. The international left has aligned itself pretty much with the pro-Arab and pro-Palestinian narrative of the way things happen around here. Every narrative is subjective, but I would suggest that the Palestinian one is particularly so. According to this narrative, Israel does not have the right to rule over her own capital, our "Mecca" long before the prophet Mohammad or Jesus were even born. Jews will not be able to live in Palestinian-administered territories by law, or by "facts on the ground" due to precarious risk to life. These are the facts on the ground.
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
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