Israel captured the eastern part of Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 Middle East war. It annexed East Jerusalem, which contains sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, as well as many Palestinian neighborhoods, and built a series of Jewish neighborhoods in and around it to solidify its claim. It has also built scores of West Bank settlements.There are touches of polemic here, wouldn't you say?
Sunday, July 19, 2009
NY Times recaps recent history of East Jerusalem, doesn't mention Jewish Quarter or Western Wall
Ethan Bronner covers Israel's rejection of a "settlement freeze" in East Jerusalem. I'm just going to quote the inevitable historical-background paragraph: