Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat’s assertive stand on the demolition of the Shepherd Hotel in East Jerusalem underscores the growing defiance of many Israel’s leaders on the issue of the division of the Israeli capital. Simply put, more and more Israeli leaders , even those on the left are starting to assert that they cannot forsee a time when Jerusalem will again be divided, as it was in the years 1948-1967.
This is a vital display of unity when international forces are being arrayed against the Jewish state and at a time in particular when the Palestinian Authority is seeking to affirm its right to Eastern Jerusalem through a Security Council resolution at the United Nations
AFA will be joining CAMERA and several other organizations on Thursday, January 27 to present international legal scholar Dr. Jacques Gauthier who will lecture on the legal status of Jerusalem. This presentation will offer fascinating and exhaustive insight into the historical underpinnings of the Jewish state’s legal claims to Jerusalem in its entirety. It is not to be missed.