Political and social observations from two aspiring hedgehogs who love the Isaiah Berlin essay.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
If East Jerusalem is Occupied Territory ...
Now that Secretary of State John Kerry has described East Jerusalem as "occupied territory," I guess we can expect the Mainstream Media to adopt the following descriptive phrases: "the traditionally Arab Jewish Quarter," "the traditionally Arab Hadassah Hospital and Hebrew University on Mount Scopus," and "the traditionally Arab Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery." The occupation of that last site has been particularly hard on the Palestinians, because from 1948 through 1967, when it was in sole Arab possession, its tombstones were an important source of building materials for roads and latrines--another blatant example of the Zionists depriving Palestinian use of their natural resources and a fitting subject for a UNESCO resolution that the Obama Administration can support.