When is the new Jerusalem? –

When is the new Jerusalem? –

August 11, 2021 Comments Off on When is the new Jerusalem? – By admin

On the day the new capital will open, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to announce a plan to transform Jerusalem’s historic Old City into the capital of Israel, and a new, modern capital will be built on the city’s eastern edge.

Netanyahu has also said that the new building will be a “Jerusalem without walls,” and will incorporate “Jericho and the Jewish Quarter” as well as “the holy sites of Judaism.”

A report by the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Tuesday cited “three sources” with direct knowledge of the plan, saying it will be “the largest and most significant reconstruction of the Old City in the Middle East in decades.”

The article quoted a senior Israeli official as saying that the plan is a “historic milestone” that “will mark the beginning of the end of the occupation.”

The plan also involves the demolition of existing Jewish structures, including a large synagogue at the eastern entrance of Jerusalem’s Old City, the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and the Dome of the Rock, an ancient structure that Muslims believe to be the first and holiest site in Judaism.

While the Israeli government has not confirmed that it has already started the process of converting the Old Town into a modern capital, Netanyahu’s announcement will come just a day after the Israeli parliament passed a law to legalize the building of the new Israeli capital.

The law, which was passed by the Knesset in September, has been described as the largest expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank since the creation of Israel in 1948.

Netanyahu’s plan will be controversial in Israel, which has a long history of denying the Jewish state exists.

But in recent years, the Israeli public has grown more and more critical of the government’s policies towards Palestinians and Israelis, with the number of Israeli Jews voting against Israel’s annexation of the West Jerusalem region doubling in recent months.

The Israeli government is planning to relocate all Jewish settlements from the occupied territories to the West bank.

This move will be accompanied by the dismantling of nearly half of the settlements built in the past decade and a massive increase in Israeli settler presence in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to reporters in the Old town of Jerusalem, August 27, 2017.

(Reuters/Baz Ratner)