If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was ordered by the Obama apparatchiks to express displeasure at the decision by Israel to build houses in the East Jerusalem suburb of Gilo. But Gibbs failed to disclose that the land on which Gilo was built, as with other suburbs in "disputed" parts of East Jerusalem, was home to many Jews who were driven out in 1948 by the British-officered Arab Legion of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This region was not liberated by Israel, nor the land restored, until the June, 1967 Six Day War nineteen years later. King Hussein of Jordan had thrown in his lot with the Egyptian leader, Gamal Abdul Nasser, who was boasting of how he was on the verge of destroying the Jewish state. The king believed Nasser's claims and attacked along the entire Jordanian/Israeli front (including Jerusalem) despite pleas from Israel for him to not follow Nasser's aggression. History might have been different if Hussein had listened.In the nineteen years during which the...(Read Full Article)