After his Jerusalem decision Trump needs to promote peace talks


By: Gilead Sher


A hundred years after being expelled from Spain with all the Jews in 1492, my mother’s family became one of the first five Sephardic families to settle in the Old City of Jerusalem.

In 1643, a house was built and bequeathed from father to son, until the Jordanians conquered the Jewish Quarter during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence.

My father’s father emigrated after World War I as a young Zionist from Poland, settled in Jerusalem and joined the Hagana , a Jewish paramilitary organization under the British Mandate of Palestine.

When the dramatic vote on the establishment of the State of Israel took place at the United Nations General Assembly on November 29, 1947, he was glued to the radio, writing down every country's vote and adding it up: 33 for, 13 against, 10 abstained.


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