One Jerusalem put together video of the human chain formed around the Old City of Jerusalem yesterday. Israelis were protesting against the American and Olmert plan to divide the Holy City and give parts of the land to the Palestinian Fatah or Hamas forces. The “moderate” Fatah forces murdered two Israeli hikers just last week.
Here is the video:
Braving cold and rainy weather, thousands of Israelis created a human chain around the Old City to peacefully demonstrate their support for a free and secure united Jerusalem.
Here’s a media photo of the protest:
Demonstrators hold Israeli flags during a protest by Jewish settlers and their supporters around east Jerusalem’s Old City, Tuesday Jan. 8, 2008. The protesters demonstrated against any possible partition of Jerusalem in a future peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Only 26% of Israelis support a divided Jerusalem.
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President Bush arrived in Israel today.
Israeli right-wingers demonstrate in east Jerusalem on January 8. US President George W. Bush has arrived in Israel saying he sees a new opportunity for Middle East peace, at the start of a tour marked by new tensions with archfoe Iran. (AFP/Yoav Lemmer)
Carl in Jerusalem believes Olmert’s time as Israeli leader is winding down.
The Palestinians held their own Bush welcoming party.
Palestinian militants take part in a protest against U.S. President George W. Bush’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, in the southern Gaza Strip January 9, 2008. Bush arrived on Wednesday on his first visit to Israel as U.S. president and said he saw a new opportunity for Israeli-Palestinian peace. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)