Ruprecht Polenz: «Israeli construction in East Jerusalem is dictatorship»

«Israel ran the risk «of gradually committing suicide as a democratic state» if it does not stop the construction».

Conservative German politician Ruprecht Polenz wants to bring Jeruslem back to the divission of Berlin
Conservative German politician Ruprecht Polenz wants to bring Jerusalem back to the division of Berlin

This is a statement by Ruprecht Polenz, a senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party, quoted by Reuters.

Polenz, head of the German parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, further told the Rheinische Post daily that «Israel is overlooking the fact that neither Palestinians nor Arab states will agree to a solution without East Jerusalem».

Germany, France and EU president Sweden on Tuesday joined Western nations pressing Israel to stop building settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank under a U.S.-led effort to resume stalled peace talks.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has resisted international calls to freeze building in occupied territory, seemed to show a sign of flexibility as a newspaper reported a secret plan to remove two dozen unauthorized settler outposts.

Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he would not resume peace talks with Israel, stalled since Israel elected Netanyahu, a right-wing settler champion in February, unless all settlement construction stopped.

The French Foreign Ministry summoned Israel’s ambassador, Daniel Shek, in Paris, to protest against a planned Israeli housing project for East Jerusalem, which Israel considers part of its capital and which Palestinians also seek to make their capital.

Israel annexed East Jerusalem shortly after its capture, in a move never recognized internationally.

Source: Retuers /Washington Post.

Its incredible to see how little Germany has learned from the partition of its own capital Berlin. The city was once the capital of Germany, but because of Russian claims to the eastern sector, the capital was divided in 1948. In 1961 Russia also built a wall, so that the people of West Berlin could not enter into East Berlin.

The similarities between Berlin and Jerusalem is obvious. Just like the Russians divided Berlin in 1948, the Jordanian army did the same with Jerusalem in 1948. In 1948, the eastern part of both Berlin and Jerusalem were closed. For the Jews, the closure of East Jerusalem meant no access to their most holy site, the Western Wall. For the people of West Berlin, it was no longer possible to visit their relatives and friends in East Berlin.

Last man out. Berlin was divided in 1948, and East Berlin closed for all westerners from 1961 onwards.
Last man out. Berlin was divided in 1948, and East Berlin closed for all westerners from 1961 onwards. He jumped from dictatorship in the East to freedom in the West.

That a German politician is calling Israel a dictatorship if the Jews continue to keep Jerusalem as their capital, is shocking. That a German senior politician, who represent a people who lived in separation in a two-state-solution for 45 years, tries to teach Israel how they should divide their country, is outrageous.

The word «unauthorized settler outposts» reminds me about a ghost from the years just before World War II in Europe. At that time the British occupiers of land in the Middle East called Jews who returned home to Zion for «illegal immigrants». Who told London it was the final authority in matters of the Jewish homeland?

The Bible is the final authority in this matter. God says He owns the Mountains of Zion, and that He would let the Jews return to these mountains. This return has taken place against all odds, regardless of the opinions of ungodly and foolish politicians in Berlin and London.

2 thoughts on “Ruprecht Polenz: «Israeli construction in East Jerusalem is dictatorship»

  1. Although I am pro-isreali and empathise with the sufferring of european jews, I cannot but feel that no matter what Isreal does, it is always right.

    1. Dear Aaron.

      Shalom, and welcome to this site.

      Many people supported Israel in the 1950-ties and 1960-ties because of guilt of the Holocaust. And we shall have empathy with people who have been traumatized and suffer.

      But the Biblical reason for supporting Israel has to go much deeper. God of Israel loves His people, and so do I. Its God of the Bible who have gathered them home to the land of their forefathers. And that simply because God have said so. Not because the Jewish people are righteous, or more loved than other people.

      Israel do commit mistakes, and needs to be rebuked. But not in public. Because sine they, more than anybody, have the devil as the enemy, He will take advantage. Tell me:
      – How will you be able to not commit mistakes, when an Islamic Suicide bomber keeps running after you?

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