Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem: 70,000 Palestinian Jerusalemites to be re-classified as West Bank citizens

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barakat has announced that the city Municipality will now classify 70,000 citizens of Jerusalem as non-residents, furthering the right wing Israeli campaign to achieve a Jewish majority in East Jerusalem. Seventy thousand Palestinian residents already cut off from the rest of Jerusalem by Israel’s Apartheid Wall will now be cast out on paper as well, with their affairs turned over from the Municipality to the Israeli military’s West Bank civil administration.

Palestinian Jerusalemites vehemently reject the segregation of their city, criticizing the “false justification of security that Israeli authorities peddle in order to take over our lands and separate us from our families – amidst a disgraceful silence from the international community.”


  1. What I have been told about this is that Jerusalemites have been offered Israeli citizenship or West Bank citizenship. They need to choose. Those who choose Palestinian citizenship lose residency in Jerusalem.

    Is this accurate?

    If this is accurate, might this not be an example of where dual citizenship would be useful. Have been advocating dual citizenship for many years.

  2. <span>You have been told? Who told you? Michael Totten who didn't know that there are Jews only roads in the occupied territories? No wonder you're se retarded.</span>

  3. TGIA, I advocate letting large numbers of people choose dual Palestinian Israeli citizenship. Do you know what people at Michael Totten call me for advocating that? They accuse me of supporting the Holocaust and Nazis.

    I have also advocated reserving as much as 40% of all seats in Israeli universities for Palestinians from Israel, the occupied territories and diaspora, with full scholarships and student visas; as well as a pathway to Israeli citizenship for any Palestinian student who decides they permanently want to move to Israel.

    [Umm. Isn't this the type of "right of return" that you so favor?]

    Please do not subtly imply that I am uninformed or not pro Palestinian.

    On the question of "Jews" only roads . . . Are there roads that Israeli citizens who happen to be atheist, sunni, protestant, shiite, catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Assyrian, Armenian Christian, Aramaic, Maronite, Buddhist, Hindu or some other faith can't travel? Are their roads that an Indian immigrant technology worker [muslim or hindu] who lives in Israel can't travel on?

    I don't know the answer to this question. This is why I am asking it.

    By the way, there are many, many Indian technology workers in Israel. Many Israelis are Hindus and Buddhist. At any given time, more than 50 thousand or a hundred thousand Israelis are living in or visiting India. Many Israelis deeply admire and respect the great Eastern faiths of Zorastrianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Toaism, Shintoism, Jainism, Sikhism, etc.

    By the way the above does not in any way justify injustice to Palestinians.

  4. <span><span>I don't care what you advocate. I REALLY don't. I don't read you because it's a waste of time.I wish you could just go away.