American Jewish extremists against Jerusalem

They actually stand up against Jerusalem.

Ronn Torossian

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Ronn Torossian

June 5th marks Jerusalem Day, the celebration of the liberation of Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel.  This day also marks the beginning of the 50th anniversary of a unified Jerusalem and Israel has declared it Jerusalem Unity Year, which will span the 2016-2017 school year.

While the entire mainstream Israeli political spectrum stands with Jerusalem, left-wing extremists– in Israel and the United States – shout loudly that Jerusalem is “occupied” and call for the division of the city.  While Israel has yet to publicize its plans for the 50th year celebration, the leftists have  created a coalition to organize protests and alternative events to further the fallacious message of colonialist and oppressive Israel.  Reports indicated that the coalition against Jerusalem has raised $8 million including from the New Israel Fund.

For organizations claiming to be pro-Israel, these groups spend a lot of time criticizing the country internationally in a myriad of ways. In classic irrationality, this coalition has failed to think beyond the justice they claim to seek. NIF seeks more money from their American supporters such as The Jewish Communal Fund and others, they definitely identified a target, but their plans have been dissected in the press, have actually been tried out within the last two decades, and have been found to be remarkably poorly devised with disastrous results.

The last time Israel gave away land was Gush Katif (Gaza) in 2005, when 9,000 Jews were moved, many of whom have yet to find permanent homes anywhere else. The areas being targeted from the political left now have over 400,000 Jewish occupants. So to this coalition I ask - where exactly do you plan to move 400,000 people?

And what exactly do you think will happen when they are gone? The same Utopian society that now exists in Gaza? How much closer to Hamas rockets will Israelis be then?  Do you care?

And wait a minute, you human rights activists - Is this not ethnic cleansing?

Palestinian Arab leaders refuse to accept Israel as a nation and celebrate terrorists as heroes and encourage carnage and bloodshed.  Funding campaigns to divide Jerusalem are counter-productive and poorly rationalized endeavors.