Sunday, 24 May 2009
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem Thursday night that the Israeli flag will continue to fly over the Western Wall (Kotel). The first prime minister in years to appear at the venerable yeshiva on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), he ignored U.S. President Barack Obama’s apparent trial balloon that he wants to see the United Nations flag fly over the Old City holy sites.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II said the president put forward the proposal during his visit to the White House last month.
Prime Minister Netanyahu declared, "The flag that flies over the Kotel is the Israeli flag... Our holy places, the Temple Mount -- will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever.”
Posted on 05/24/2009 6:05 PM by Rebecca Bynum
24 May 2009
It should be noted that PM Netanyahu made this vow in the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva.
That is: in the very same place where, in March last year, an Arab Muslim jihadi assassin, a resident of Jerusalem, broke in, bearing arms, and murdered eight Jewish boys and young men in the midst of their Torahs and Talmuds, and wounded eleven more, before he was stopped.