“The truck-rammer who killed the soldiers on Sunday, was a resident of the adjacent Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, which also looks over the Old City. This strategic area, which is within the borders of municipal Israeli Jerusalem, is a cesspool of jihadism”

The 10th of Tevet Strikes Again
by Yishai Fleisher
January 10, 2017

…We Israelis recognize our country to be many things: the start-up nation, a state of social justice and a liberal Western democracy. But we are losing our narrative as an ancient Biblical people — indigenous to the land of Israel. We fail to disavow the assertion that we are foreigners, occupiers, colonialists. When the world tells us we have stolen Palestinian land, we emphatically proclaim that we invented the cellphone, respect gay rights and rush to help countries hit by natural disasters. We do not talk about our Bible, our glorious history in this land, our prophets and our fighters. The Palestinians, on the other hand, have appropriated our story. Now they are the small, indigenous, plucky rights-fighters who die to liberate the land from us. READ MORE

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