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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Huckabee attends groundbreaking for new Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem

Republican Presidential front-runner Mike Huckabee was the guest of honor at the groundbreaking for a new Jewish neighborhood on the backside of the Mount of Olives on Monday.
During a visit to the Mount of Olives for a cornerstone-laying ceremony in a Jewish east Jerusalem neighborhood, likely US presidential candidate Mike Huckabee asserted that Israelis should be able to live "anywhere in Israel they wished to live."

"It is inconceivable in many ways that we would have to even argue and debate whether or not Israelis could live in Israel, not just in parts of Israel but anywhere in Israel they wished to live," Huckabee added. "I cannot imagine as an American being told that I could not live in certain places in America because I was Christian, or because I was white, or because I spoke English. I would be outraged if someone told me that in my country, I would be prohibited and forbidden to live in a part of that country, for any reason."
Let's go to the videotape.

The more I see of Huckabee, the more I like him.

Here's more about the new neighborhood.
The new neighborhood will not be large – only 24 units – but will mark the expansion of the Jewish residential presence to new parts of liberated Jerusalem. The site, currently home to Yeshivat Beit Orot, a hesder yeshiva, is located just off Mt. Scopus.

The new neighborhood is a bane for those who wish to see clearly delineated borders between Jewish and non-Jewish areas in Jerusalem, which they feel will make it easier to negotiate a settlement for the division of Jerusalem. Those who oppose such a division, therefore, welcome a Jewish return to all areas of the Holy City, as this will render more difficult its negotiated division.
Actor Jon Voight, a longtime dear friend of Israel was also there on Monday (Hat Tip: Memeorandum). Huckabee and Voight also met with Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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At 2:45 AM, Blogger BH in Iowa said...

2012 can't come soon enough.

At 3:18 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

If that's at the Shepherd Hotel site, its a good sign.

The Arab World is in chaos and all the world is concerned about are Jewish families living on the site of the residence of a former Nazi.

What could go wrong indeed


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