Thursday, June 07, 2012

How things were when we had those wonderful "1967 lines"

Today is the 45th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem from its illegal Jordanian occupation. But to the world, it was the day that Israel started its "illegal occupation" of part of the city.

Here's an article from December 1959, from Elmore Philpott of the Vancouver Sun, describing Jerusalem, in those wonderful days before it was "occupied":

This is the "status quo" that lasted for a mere 19 years that the entire world wants things to return to.

Oh, they won't say it - they'll say that there will be continue to be free access to both sides, especially  to the holy places.

Just like the Arabs agreed in 1949.