Now we read that Abbas is demanding that any freeze include not only the settlements, but also Jerusalem as well--which is not a settlement, but the capital of Israel.
On this P David Hornik writes that Abbas appears to be on a "Crusade" of sorts:
the issue of a settlement-freeze extension now comes down to Abbas saying it has to include Jerusalem, and Shas--and its spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef--saying they're willing to swallow a lot more ignominy but not if it includes Jerusalem. This unmasks something: the "Israeli-Palestinian conflict" is in large part a Muslim effort to wrest Jerusalem, which means primarily its focus of holiness, the Temple Mount, from the infidel Jews. A revealing moment is here for anyone who cares to look at it, and isn't too politically correct to do so.[emphasis added]Of course, this is not a Crusade--it's a matter of Jihad.
The difference being that Christianity has is part of the 21st century--and Islam lives in the 7th.
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