Anti-Israel poison pill in Washington Post - three little words

The Dec. 19 edition of the Washington Post features an article by reporter Anne Gearan that starts thusly:  "The Obama administration admonished Israel on Tuesday for approving 1,500 new Jewish homes in Arab East Jerusalem" ("U.S. condemns Israeli settlement plan" page A14) Gearan notwistanding, these new homes would be built in a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem. And there are many such Jewish neighborhoods in the eastern part of Jerusalem. Jews have lived there for centuries.  But Gearan, following the Palestinian line, allocates all these Jewish neighborhoods and every other square inch of land in East Jerusalem to the Palestinians - to "Arab" East Jerusalem. By designating East Jerusalem as "Arab," Gearan effectively decrees that all of Jerusalem's Old City, including its Jewish Quarter, plus the Western Wall and Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest shrines, belong to the Palestinians.  And for good measure, she would also put on the Palestinian...(Read Full Post)