Guess what? Uncle Sam has an Uncle! He’s my Uncle Dave, and he is one of the smartest, kindest, most talented, most dedicated, most learned men I know. A good soul.
But like a lot of Uncles, he’s very committed to his world view, and often sends me what I deem hysterical, ultra-conservative rants about Israel. He is very pro-Israel.
So there’s a brouhaha going on about the status of Jerusalem, whether it’s “in” Israel. So Uncle Dave sent me this article.
Now, I basically agree with Uncle Dave on Jerusalem. It’s part of Israel. How could it not be? At the same time, the UN mandate is still the prevailing legal authority in this matter. There is a reason Jerusalem has special status, and the trick is to both keep the Jews as the caretakers in some way, but of a city that is equally the province of all mankind, and certainly of the Big Three religions.