Sunday, April 28, 2013

More Arabs move to Jewish neighborhoods than vice versa in Jerusalem

The world is up in arms over Jews moving to "East Jerusalem," with countless articles about this "illegal" settlement of Jews in Israel's capital city.

But there is a curious silence about Arabs who have been streaming into Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Not Arab citizens of Israel, but Arabs from across the Green Line who refuse citizenship but are still moving into the "Jewish" part of the city.

Israel's Channel 10 counts 2,537 Jews who moved to "Arab" parts of "east Jerusalem" - and 3,378 Arabs who are not even Israeli citizens who moved to "Jewish" neighborhoods.

Some move because it is cheaper, and less time consuming than waiting for building permits. Yet, even though there is some opposition to the moves by some Jews, this shows yet again that the idea that there is anti-Arab "apartheid" in Jerusalem is a lie.

(h/t Yoel)