Sunday, August 28, 2011


Ma'ariv reports (in Hebrew) that another plot in the reclaimed Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood, ethnically cleansed of its Jews by Arabs in January 1948, will be developed.

Here's a picture of the site (to the right) and an aerial photo identifying other areas in the neighborhood (to the left):

The plan is that a public parking lot, with proper vehicular access, be constructed.  It will take a few months for all to be in order but Jerusalem Municipal Council member Rabbi Yaakov Halperin (Torah Judaism) is confident all will be okay.

Maariv, of course, starts off the story on the theme of 'provocation' and 'expected demonstrations' proving that reporting is a secondary effort to either stirring things up or plain selling newspapers through sensationalism.



Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

Ma`ariv takes a side [the wrong side] by calling the area "sheikh jarrah." Before 1948, the Jews called the Jewish area Shimon haTsadiq. This is according to E Green's article on the area at link:

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

The Arab nationalist historian George Antonius, so beloved in Brit & American elite circles, rented the Kerem al-Mufti site with its house for his home, from the Nazi collaborator Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini. That site is just up the street from the Shimon haTsadiq site.