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“Celebrate Yerushalayim!” by Arlene Kushner

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May 23, 2017

In 3,000 years, Jerusalem was divided only once:  During that illegal 19-year Jordanian occupation.

The absolute historical norm of Jerusalem is as an undivided city.

Today, many Jews live in the eastern part of the city (what is called “eastern” really refers to everything beyond the 1949 armistice line), which has been built up.

You may read about Jews pushing into Arab areas, but often those so-called Arab areas were Jewish before 1948.  I have seen old stone houses in “Arab” neighborhoods that had a niche in the doorpost where the original Jewish owners put their mezuzah.

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