Nir’s great error was buying a cheap navigational device, which unintentionally led him wayward; the West’s great error is that its GPS is self-directed, yet the West is conscientiously leading Israel into “Issawiya.”
This is achieved by continuously validating Palestinian belligerence, incessantly reinforcing the need to unconditionally surrender half of Jerusalem—in order to usher in “peace”—to a people whose definition of peace incorporates war, and who lack even a remotely legitimate claim to it. By beating Israel over the head to submit to dividing Jerusalem, the West is effectively endorsing the creation of a genocidal capital in the “holy of holies,” where Jewish people have resided, without exception, for more than 2000 years, a place where they will, in the future, enter at their own risk, if not avoid at all costs.
This is why Jerusalem can never again be divided.
This is why Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated during his June 1 Jerusalem Day speech:
Forty-four years ago, Israel’s soldiers…brought back Jerusalem to its proper place.… Jerusalem has once again become the capital of the Jewish people.… There’s nothing more holy to us than Jerusalem. We’ll keep Jerusalem. We’ll keep its unity[.]
One can only hope that it is not too late to realize Mr. Netanyahu’s vision.
Although for Nir Nachshon it almost certainly is.
Charles Bybelezer is the publications chairman at the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research.
He can be reached at email@example.com.