Skip to comments.Netanyahu: Obama Will Try to Internationalize Jerusalem Sites
Posted on 01/28/2009 8:39:17 AM PST by SJackson
(IsraelNN.com) Likud party chairman and Knesset Opposition leader MK Binyamin Netanyahu warned at the Jerusalem Conference Wednesday that the Obama administration and leftist Israeli politicians will try to internationalize holy sites in Jerusalem -- and he vowed to fight the move.
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Netanyahu told the audience, Some politicians are trying to blur the importance of the Temple Mount to the Jewish People by referring to it as the Holy Basin. We, as Jews, know who built the Temple Mount.
The term Holy Basin refers to the area of the Temple Mount, the Mount of Olives, Mount Zion and a variety of Christian holy sites which the administration of former U.S. President Bill Clinton recommended be administered under a special regime.
This raises the issue of who would administer the Temple Mount, since at present the Wakf Islamic Authority controls the site, albeit under Israeli sovereignty. Moreover, the Arab neighborhoods surrounding the Temple Mount, home to tens of thousands of Israeli Arab residents, are also a part of greater Jerusalem, and thereby fall into the same discussion.
Former prime minister Netanyahu, who will likely return to his old leadership role after the February 10 Israel elections, repeatedly emphasized the Likuds loyalty to the concept of a united Jerusalem.
We have demonstrated in the past, and will continue to demonstrate our commitment to a complete, undivided Jerusalem, Netanyahu assured a packed hall at the Jerusalem Regency Hotel, where he opened the final day of the Jerusalem Conference.
What would have happened had we not built all those neighborhoods around the central part of the capital after the Six-Day War, Netanyahu asked. Jerusalem would have been choked. Moreover, he said, transferring sovereignty over those areas to the Palestinian Authority is not an option.
Everyone knows what will happen if we were to leave those areas and divide Jerusalem. Someone will enter and that someone will be Hamas.
Dividing the capital, or resurrecting the specter of internationalizing the Holy Basin, this time at the recommendation of the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, would cause more problems even for the international community that it would solve, he added.
The three major religions of the world exist in peace, have access to all their sites, only because Jerusalem is united and under Israeli rule, Netanyahu contended, adding in deliberately Hebrew-accented English, If it aint broke, dont fix it!
After Netanyahu's Jerusalem Conference speech, he convened with his fellow party member Dr. Yuval Steinitz and Ichud Leumi (National Union) party Chairman Yaakov Katz. Katz asked the Likud chairman what his plans are for a coalition after the Israel elections. Netanyahu responded, "We will establish a broad coalition based on all the Zionist parties - blue and orange." [Orange is the color associated with the Ichud Leumi (National Union) party and its supporters].
The meeting between Netanyahu and Katz was held in a positive atmosphere with reciprocal intentions for developing a close working relationship. Katz later told reporters, "Only a strong Ichud Leumi (National Union) in the Knesset will insure that all the good intentions of the government will be implemented."
That's true. And while what excites people is the idea of Israel giving up sovereignty, the Muslim community isn't going to give up control of their sites, nor will the dozen or so Christian denominations in Israel. Israel's only role is security/law enforcement. Look at the PA in Bethlehem or the UN in Lebanon for an idea of how that will turn out.
They also lay claim to most of Spain, southern France and southern Italy.
But in the end the God of the Jews and Christians will piss on your alleged reality and stacked odds against the Jewish nation. So the popularity contest you like to run for Israel is bullcrap. Your version of reality is fake
LOL. Denial just ain’t a river in Egypt. You are delusional.
Or glass them and that's the end of the eternal Jihad the Muslims proclaim
No Islam = no Jihad
Enjoy the trip you are on because its destination is nothingness
Then again, it might. Willingly stepping into the cattle car because it is the least painful choice at that instant (i.e. pragmatic) is not necessarily pragmatic over time.
Inasmuch as it's a self-contained, self-managed and self-defended religious city respected the world over
Self-contained...as in "Italy wouldn't give them any more land."
Self-managed...as in "this is the last vestige of papal power after nearly 2 millenia."
Self-defended...as in "no one in the world threatens VC except the occasional lone nut hoping to steal or damage something as a statement." Who are the Swiss Guards going to fight off, a bunch of pocketbook-wielding Italian grandmothers pissed off that the Pope's theology means that their whorish grandkids can't get an abortion? Come on, they have fooking SPEARS!
I appreciate you trying, but as I said, this is not a problem that can be solved. One party's compromise position is that it may allow the other to survive for a few years, so long as the world bribes it with sufficient billions of dollars.
You are like Pat Buchanan. You both see Muslims taking over your ancestral European lands via demographic warfare yet you lack the common sense to back Israel which has the cojones to take on the faster Jihad of war and harassment via missiles rockets and suicide bombers
Israel is your proxy in this war that the Muslims make against Christians and Jews yet you lack the brains to back Israel. You prefer to make phony pronouncements of neutrality
Personally, I regard Netanyahu as a disappointment in his last stint as PM. What Israel really needs is Moshe Feiglin, but that apparently isn’t what most Israelis want.
It was very hard to drive a Troika in Roman times. One horse always wanted to lead...and the other two didn't like that.
I don't think the UN, or Obama, knows how to drive a Troika better than anyone else.
The solution to the ME is for Egypt and Jordan to take the Palestinians under their wing - and support them. Interesting fact: the Palestinians have a higher standard of living than either the Jordanians or the Egyptians living close to the Israeli borders. Since neither of them wants that solution....then Israel and the Palestinians will just have to work it out.
I'll bet on Netanyanhu to find a solution - one that I'll be satisfied with, and I suspect the Palestinians won't.
Thanks justiceseeker93. Before that, we need to internationalize Mecca.
I think not.
Islam never considers others as its equal
God & Netanyahu = Israels last best hope