The government and settler organizations are working to surround the Old City of Jerusalem with nine national parks, pathways and sites. This will upgrade tourist facilities in the capital of the Jewish state. The plan was assigned to the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA).
In a report presented to former prime minister Ehud Olmert on September 11 last year, the JDA described the purpose of the project as «to create a sequence of parks surrounding the Old City» all in the aspiration «to strengthen Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel».
If the program is implemented the public is granted, for the first time, a comprehensive view of how the government and settlers, working as one body. They will be creating a «biblical» territorial reign which connects Armon Hanatziv and Silwan in the south, Ras al-Amud and the Mount of Olives in the east, and Sheikh Jarra in the north, by connecting all of the land east of E-1.».
I feel this is another sign that the Jewish nation wants to make Jerusalem a praise to all the nations, making it a better holiday destination for people of all faiths. The leftist newspaper Haaretz is seeing a «conspiration» is this plan, trying to portray the government of Israel as colonialists. I regret this kind of attitude within Israel.