“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” – Psalm 137:3

For the first time that I can remember – Israel has put Jerusalem, the capital of Israel,  on the peace table:

Israel signals readiness to cede parts of Jerusalem to Palestinians

Are the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem happy about this? Not according to this article from the GlobeAndMail.

Some Palestineans Prefer Life In Israel

But the mayor of Ras Hamis, a Palestinian neighbourhood on the eastern fringe of this divided city, says that he can’t think of a worse fate for him and his constituents than being handed over to the weak and ineffective Palestinian Authority right now.

“If there was a referendum here, no one would vote to join the Palestinian Authority,” Mr. Gheit said, smoking a water pipe as he whiled away the afternoon watching Lebanese music videos. “We will not accept it. There would be another intifada [uprising] to defend ourselves from the PA.”

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