Last week I quoted a poll that showed only 6% of Israel approved of BO and his views. Today, comes this story:
US Joins Condemnation of Israel for Evicting Arab Squatters
by Hillel Fendel
(IsraelNN.com) Israel is isolated. The United States and others have strongly condemned a domestic decision, which has been confirmed by various courts all the way up to the Supreme Court, evicting long-time Arab squatters from property that is not theirs.The property in question is located in the northeastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shimon HaTzaddik, also known as Sheikh Jarrah. Though the property has been owned by a Sephardic Jewish organization for over 120 years, Arabs were placed there by Jordan following its conquest of Jerusalem in 1948.
Over the course of the past ten years, Jewish groups have actively sought to restore the Jewish character of the neighborhood - which also features the traditional gravesite of the Talmudic sage Simon the Just (Shimon HaTzaddik). The focus of their activity is in the courts, where they have proven to “more than 15 judges in various courts,” according to one activist, that the properties are theirs.
“In addition,” the source told Israel National News, “the squatters have done all they could to show that they deserve no protection from the law. They have not paid rent, they have rioted, they have built illegally, they have presented forged documents – and they even include among their number some who have been in prison for security crimes!”
Several properties were evacuated of their illegal squatters on Sunday morning, and some of them are already populated by young Jewish families; more volunteers, including singles and families with young children, are required. US, Engand, UN Condemn Israel
Despite the legality and historic justice of the proceedings, foreign countries including the United States have unequivocally condemned Israel for them....
BO, SSDD.. Read the rest of this story at Israel National News here.