“Construction in E1 would violate repeated commitments that Israeli governments have made to the United States since 1994 not to build there,” according to J Street spokesperson Jessica Rosenblum.
A J Street statement noted that the letter “has been signed by more than 400 rabbis from 38 states and the District of Columbia. The majority of the signers are congregational leaders.”
The letter was coordinated by Americans for Peace Now, J Street and Rabbis for Human Rights-North America.
Against the background of the government’s decision to build in Ramat Shlomo and the E-1 zone, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin sent a message to his acquaintances around the world saying that construction in Jerusalem is not subject to negotiations.“In any conceivable political arrangement, Israel will not cede control of E-1.”
The supposed 2 state solution is only a pretext to prevent the natural expansion and growth of Israel, in actuality, weakening Israel for the next attack. Let the the Islamists formally recognize Israel and it's right to exist then Israel might be pressured into some accommodation with their enemies. BTW Where is the rabbinical outrage over the US government embracing Islamists Fascists in the form of the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt? Have they forgotten that Haj Amin al-Husseini of the Muslim Brotherhood worked in the then British Mandate Palestine with Hitler in disseminating anti-Semitic and anti-Western propaganda. Further as an example, Haj Amin al-Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem said on Berlin Radio March 1, 1944 “Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion.” Perhaps they need to be reminded that Sadat was assassinated after he arrested Brotherhood leadership. Do they fawn now over President Morisi because he was "democratically" elected? Did they forget that Hitler was also democratically elected in 1933, the Nazis receiving the largest percentage of votes thus empowered to orchestrate a coalition putting Hitler in power.On his election as Egyptian President, Morsi pledged to work for the release of the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman currently in jail for life for the first World Trade Center attack, and other attempted terrorism on the bridges and tunnels of New York City. Where is their outrage over this doozy: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/musl ... More importantly, just because Morisi was elected in a democratic election, does not exonerate him or change is virulent anti-semitic sentiments and actions Read this
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/1203 ... RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, PRESIDENT ISRAEL ADVOCACY TASK FORCE