From Elisheva Goldberg’s Facebook page:
Remember when you read “Night” in middle school and you wondered how such agony could be turned into so much hope? With deep disappointment and sadness I’d like to bring your attention to an ad on Haaretz’s page 3, today. I’ll just remind you that Elad (the organ that placed this ad) Is systematically expelling Palestinians from their homes. Here’s what it says [in translation from the Hebrew]:
“As Sukkot begins, we are thrilled to bless the tens of new families joining us at this time in the Jewish settlement in the City of David. We salute the Zionist action in Jerusalem of those involved. Strengthening the Jewish presence in Jerusalem is a challenge that we all face and with this act of settlement you are raising our stature. Together with you we will receive the pilgrims, the holiday visitors. We value and cherish you.”
Signed: ELI WIESEL, Chairman of Elad Public Council and (unbelievably) Nobel Laureate.
h/t Amit Gvaryahu
More on the ethnic cleansing of Silwan by Elad at +972.
The U.S. has given lip service to opposing Jewish settlements like this. I’d remind you that Elie Wiesel has been embraced at the White House as a signal of Obama’s support for Israel, accompanied Obama to Buchenwald. He has said that he is writing a book with Obama.