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Audio: PA Authority Claiming Jerusalem Property Belongs to Them


How is a Meretz Party member a settler? Because he works in a building that the PA Authority claims belongs to them.
12/23/2012, 6:20 PM

A7 Radio's "The Jay Shapiro Hour" with Jay Shapiro
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How is a Meretz Party member a settler? Because he works in a building that the PA Authority claims belongs to them. Arab lawyers have been scouring old deeds trying to claim that Israeli buildings in central Jerusalem belong to them.

This classic episode is from 1999 when Ehud Barak was Prime Minister and things were much, much different... or were they?


The Terra Sancta Building near downtown Jerusalem takes up an entire city block. It used to house local students from Hebrew University. Did its relinquishment set a precident for future lawsuits from Arabs claiming they own Israeli property? Photo credit: Adiel lo / Wiki Commons.







Jay Shapiro is the author of six books on Israeli politics, the Middle East, Judaism and aliyah. He is a columnist and frequently lectures in Israel and the United States. He was previously a physicist at a major Israeli firm and served as an aliyah shaliach for the Jewish Agency in America. His show has been on Israel National Radio since 1998. The Jay Shapiro Podcast airs every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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