|Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem|
What's up with this? Arabs can build anywhere ... be it in Saudi Arabia, Jordan or Jerusalem, but Jews can't! ....
In the USA, you can not discriminate, if a black or a green guy buys land or buys a building anywhere in the USA, you cant stop him, constitutionally, from moving in, but Obama wants Israel to stop Jews from moving into property that they bought fair and square in their very own country.
Where is the Agudah? They put their fingers in a local election in Monsey, but keep their mouths shut when it comes to something as frightening as this.
Where are all the "machers" with their keys, and their GMC's with the darkened windows and flashing lights?
So what can we shzlubbs do to stop this idiocy? We can can call or email our Senators and Representatives,to have the State Department BUTT out of this!
My Representatrive in Rockland County is a "lemech" called Eliot Engel, so I called him up and some chickie poo answers the phone.
Me: "Can I speak to Eliot?"
Secretary: "What's your name and what is this about?"
Me: " My name is DIN, and I don't know what this about because he called me" (I lied because I figured this is the only way I'll get him on the phone)
Secretary: 1 Minute...
So sure enough, miracles of miracles, he gets on the phone, and he actually listened to me....
I told him, (what Mordechai told Esther,) maybe the only reason you got elected is to intervene on Israel's behalf and tell the State Department, that Jews will continue to build wherever they want.
He told me that he did in fact call them, I said why don't you get the other big mouth Schumer and make a press conference..
Engel: Bla bla bla bla bla
Bottom line is you have to call or email..
So here is Mayor Nir Barkat's Statement vis a vis the crazy statement from the White House:
“I say this firmly and clearly: building in Jerusalem is not poisonous and harmful – rather, it is essential, important and will continue with full force. I will not freeze construction for anyone in Israel’s capital. Discrimination based on religion, race or gender is illegal in the United States and in any other civilized country.
“2,600 apartments in Givat HaMatos that we approved two years ago will enable more young people from all sectors and religions to live in Jerusalem and build their future here, thereby strengthening the capital of Israel. We will not apologize for that.”