Fighting For Our Lives And JPost Makes A Stupid Serious Mistake
I perhaps should not have written this article, especially if I hope one day to be writing for the Jerusalem Post. Oh well.
First, you will get angry to see elected Knesset members marching with Palestinian flags in protest against western Jerusalem having been recognized as Israel’s capital city. How dare they! But then, if you actually open the article and read it,
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) December 8, 2017
you might notice, if you know something about Israeli geography, that something is amiss. Here, read the first paragraph:
Do you see it? But Umm-al-Fahm is NOT a West Bank city. It is in Israel.
Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman talks about having Umm-al-Fahm become part of the PA in exchange for an equal tract of land of disputed territory on which Jewish communities now sit. Funnily enough, the residents of Umm-al-Fahm do not want that. They want to stay in Israel. The Israel they love to hate. The Israel they love to throw stones at every once in a while, as cars drive by on the road between Hadera and Afula. No, Umm-al-Fahm is smack dab in the middle of Israel.
What happens when a major Israeli newspaper makes such a mistake? Mistakes happen. But one this big?
I am just happy that in their headline they called the Arab MKs Israeli Arabs and not Palestinian Israelis. That is something, at least. No?
P.S. I included that last paragraph in my uploaded image from the article because it shows how stupid all these protests are. Trump said that the final boundaries of what will be considered within the Israeli-controlled Jerusalem Municipality are still to be determined by negotiations. He merely called an end to the farce whereby the place where all our national government institutions are, the part of Jerusalem that was never going to be anything but our capital, was denied by the USA and the world as being our capital.
UPDATE: I just checked again today (12 December) and saw that they finally corrected their geography error.