The New York Times Drumbeat Against Jerusalem

Posted on March 26, 2009 In Blog

Within the span of just 24 hours, two New York Times Op/Ed writers continue the drumbeat for re-dividing Jerusalem.

Yesterday, Tom Friedman placed it – quite explicitly, as if it is already a “done deal” and that no one is any longer against the holy city’s re-division – into a promotion piece for a friend’s newly published book.

Today, in the web edition of the Times, Roger Cohen does so in the course of embracing the latest “Bipartisan Statement on Middle East Peacemaking” produced by such stalwarts as Henry Siegman, Brent Scowcroft, Zbigniew Brzezinski and more.

What must be immensely frustrating to these esteemed thinkers is that Israelis have, in just the past few months, elected a new Prime Minister and a new Mayor of Jerusalem who are inexorably opposed to the re-division of Jerusalem. The will of the Israeli people – not outsiders nor a nasty “lobby” – is to keep Jerusalem united and secure under Israeli sovereignty.