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Monday, November 30, 2009

EU To Call For Division of Jerusalem--But There IS a Solution

The European Union usually goes out of its way to appease Palestinian Terror and prove its disdain for Israel, but the latest report goes beyond the pale even for the EU.
Ha'aretz is reporting that the European Union foreign ministers are expected to officially call next week for the division of Jerusalem, to serve as the capitals of both Israel and Palestine. A draft document authored by the current holder of the rotating EU presidency, Sweden, and implying that the EU would recognize a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood, has been obtained by Haaretz.

Jerusalem is waging a diplomatic campaign to keep the EU from issuing such an endorsement, but diplomats close to the EU deliberations believe it is virtually inevitable.
EU foreign ministers are scheduled to meet on December 7 for a two-day meeting in Brussels on the peace process, after which a statement outlining the body's Mideast policy is expected. "
Out of all the nations in the EU..Sweden is amongst the most anti-Israel

Senior Foreign Ministry officials said the belief is widespread across the foreign policy echelon that Sweden is advancing an explicitly "anti-Israel" line, rendering Europe "irrelevant" to the peace process.
European diplomats privy to the negotiations said that although changes favorable to Israel had been made to the draft, there is virtually no chance of preventing the EU from calling for the division of Jerusalem. 
Jerusalem is arguably the most difficult issue to solve in the ongoing Israel-Palestinian negotiation process. The Palestinians are demanding control of the holy city, the Temple Mount and the Kotel because they claim it is where Mohamed rose to heaven, which makes it the third holiest site in Islam. Of course, this is a very recent claim and there is nothing about Jerusalem in the Koran. The only reason that the Palestinians want Jerusalem is their continued attempt to delegitimize Judaism's historical claim to Israel.

For Jews, Jerusalem is the holy city, and the Temple Mount is the holiest site in all of Judaism. Not only did the Mount house the two Temples to God, it is where Abraham almost sacrificed Isaac and where Jacob had the dream of the ladder to Heaven. For two thousand years, Jews have prayed for a return to Jerusalem.

Yet, the Palestinians claim that there can be no peace without handing over the holy city The EU is about demand that Israel hand it over.

Thankfully, I have a solution. Not only will it work, but I got the idea from an Iranian, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Remember last year when he suggested that we move Israel to Alaska? Well, we can do the same thing with Arab East Jerusalem - move it. And I am willing to give the Arabs a lot more options than Ahmadinejad gave the Jews. In fact, I have an entire list of cities that they can pick from to move East Jerusalem to:
  • Miami Beach, Florida: This one is a no-brainier, their third holiest city for our third holiest city. We will throw in the "early bird" special dinners and access to Miami's holiest site (the Fontainebleau Hotel).
  • Secaucus, New Jersey: Remember that old song "Raucus in Secaucus"? This site is perfect for Palestinians, and the best part of it is that no one in the United States will notice (except maybe New York Jet Fans, but we would be much happier).
  • London, England: After all, Tony Blair thinks Israel should be more flexible on Jerusalem; let's try and see how flexible the British can be. The good part of the solution is that Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah wouldn't have to set up satellite dishes for communications; they could use Prince Charles' ears.
  • Vatican City: Lets face it, the Palestinian claim to Catholicism's Holy City is just as valid as their claim to Judaism's. The extra benefit of this solution is that it might help repair the "bad vibes" between the Pope and Islam.
  • Washington DC: This is probably the best solution of all. Think about it, we can give away the part of Washington where the capital is located. That would be great for America. We know that House Speaker Pelosi would endorse this one; after all, she looked so go with her head covering when she visited Syria.
I know that there will be protests to any of these solutions. Some at in European Union government might say:
"How could you make up reasons to take away a city from a people who have an historic attachment, and give it to people who have no real claim to it?"
Well, let me answer those people like this:



Unknown said...

funny Sammy... but seriously... this is bad. Europe wants to make another Holocaust.

is it not against international law to impede in another state's borders? does the "British Mandate of Palestine" mean nothing? how can these perpetrators of genocide from Europe get away with this over and over again?

Morey Altman said...


There are all sorts of things wrong with the EU statement. Frankly, I think it's a desperate stunt to appear relevant to the peace-process.

If you're interested, I've written a backgrounder on Jerusalem, the partition plan and Europe's failure to recognize historical realities. Plus some groovy pictures: