Israel: a Racist State?

    The views at sunset from Yemin Moshe, one of the oldest neighborhoods

  built outside the walls of the Old City, can be spectacular. 

As Israeli schoolchildren gather to eat picnic dinner on the grass,

 an Arab couple sits nearby.

During the nineteen years of Jordanian occupation of Jerusalem,

much of this area was no man’s land.

From 1948 to 1967, no Israelis were allowed in the Old City.

The Hurva Synagogue in the Rova, Jewish Quarter,

 which was the largest of all the many synagogues

 destroyed by the Jordanian Legion has been restored at long last.

In the last 44 years the entire area has been revived,          

and there is freedom of movement  

to people of all religions.

Under the flag of Jerusalem,

the Muslim Quarter

and surrounding areas have grown.

Public areas,

 

city parks

 are open and free to be enjoyed by all,

 perhaps even too free.

On the eve of Yom Yerushalayim, which celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem,

 Mahmoud Abbas announces that he wants a state with Jerusalem as his capital,

 a state without an Israeli presence…

military or civilian.  A state without Jews.

 Is Israel a racist state?

8 thoughts on “Israel: a Racist State?

  1. Pingback: Yom Yerushalayim Sameach! (Happy Jerusalem Day!) – UPDATED | Jumping the Zionist Shark

  2. A great couple of isolated pictures. I wonder if you actually interviewed these Arabs what they would really say.

    Maybe these Arab accounts will clarify the pictures a little better:

    Is Israel an Apartheid state? http://bit.ly/lB9aoj

    I wonder if this will be published, or will there only ever be a one-sided story every time someone disapproves of the lifestyles that some would wish to show.

    • And i wonder if you have ever visited Jerusalem and walked the streets?
      Please see the newest post, “Seeking ‘Naksa’” ,…see the REAL Jerusalem streets,
      what is really happening, not just a “couple of isolated pictures”.. I have hundreds more.

      • Adel Thank you for sharing.
        This blog from Palestinainfieldnegro is fascinating and impressive.
        Much of what he writes is twisted and not true, too much to respond here, but one point with which I am familar,
        The housing situation in Jerusalem is outrageous. There is not enough construction to meet demand…for anyone.
        It took neighbors ten years to add a small porch to an apartment, with all the tenants in agreement.
        Prices are out of sight…on an Israeli salary, it is impossible to purchase even a small apartment.
        There are some very nice Arab neighborhoods with new construciton, what would you say if I wanted to buy there?
        If indeed the blogger is 16 years old, what a shame such a brillant young man has Malcom X as his hero!
        So much better, if he would follow in the footsteps of Alex Haley who wrote “The Autobiography of Malcom X’
        and then went on to do the epic “Roots”. Haley used his gifts and talents to benefit his people’s cause to international acclaim.
        What a pity if Palestinianfieldnegro, ends up spending years in jail and then is killed by his own, becoming just another wasted talent like Malcom X.

      • So his own personal experience is a lie? Pretty impressive conspiracy if you ask me. Just another Narcissist then? Like all the other Arabs seeking attention to be pitied for the illusion that expanding settlements over Arab land is really just a farce.

        I wonder if the Guardian’s article about 140,000 residency rights stripped was also a conspiracy:
        http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/11/israel-palestinians-residency-rights

        On a serious note though, I’m sure no one would have a problem if either a Jew or an Arab settled on available land rather than on property that was owned by one who could prove his residency.

        And of course, as predictable as ever, the diversion with his interests in Malcolm X… as though that is what removes the credibility of his post.

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