Saturday, October 29, 2005

Getting It Backwards

"Suddenly, the city was reversed somehow."

That's Valentine Vester talking. The owner of the American Colony in Jerusalem was relating the history of the area and her reaction to the fact that in 1967 the Israelis took East Jerusalem and reunited the city, annexing it and placing the hotel under Israeli control was "Suddenly, the city was reversed somehow."

Well, that one way of looking at the fact that the Jewish people's supreme national-political entity, the state of Israel, reentered its 3,000 year old capital, the city where its Temples stood, where its kings ruled, its prophets spoke and where the future redemption will assume it's most physical characteristics.

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