‘We are very happy’: ‘We have not lost our dignity’
In this article published on January 13, 2017 08:09:07The Jewish community of Jerusalem is experiencing a “new phase” in its relationship with the Israeli authorities.
According to a statement published on the Jewish National Fund website, “The Jewish people’s dignity is not lost.
The new phase of relations with the Israelis has not been decided, and neither will it be.
It is a phase of partnership and friendship, and will continue to be that.”
The statement continues, “We believe the two sides have made great strides in the process of peace and cooperation.
We have a very strong sense of mutual respect and goodwill toward each other and the world, and we believe that we can continue to develop that friendship.”
The Jewish National Commission for Democracy and Human Rights (JNF) released a statement on the same day, saying, “JNF is very pleased that the Joint List will become a partner in the peace process.”
The JNF has long supported the peace negotiations and welcomed a potential Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, which would include the return of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
The Israeli government has refused to negotiate with the Palestinians and has threatened to revoke the status quo of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Israel has also continued to deny Palestinian claims of ownership of the Holy City.
The Israeli government’s decision to end the Al Aqsa mosque compound in 1967, and its refusal to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, has been a longstanding issue.
Israel’s refusal to negotiate and to recognize the 1967 borders with the Palestinian territories, which are internationally recognized as the capital of the state of Israel, has also been a thorn in the side of the JNF and its leadership, as well as other prominent Jewish groups, such as the Anti-Defamation League.
The JNC also issued a statement expressing its “disappointment” at the decision to recognize and recognize the Jerusalem al-Aksa Mosque compound as the national capital.
In the JNC statement, it said that the JNN’s leadership is disappointed by the decision of the Joint Committee on Al-Quds as well.
The statement also said, “Our hope is that the Palestinian leadership will change course and accept Jerusalem as its capital, and not seek a second Israeli-Egyptian agreement.
This will help to make the peace processes safer and better.”
The announcement of the “new phases” in Israeli-Arab relations came after the JNA, a group of JNF leaders, announced on January 6 that it will hold a conference for the first time since the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948, to “reassess and reevaluate the current state of relations between the Jnās and the Jewish community in Israel and to reflect on the future of the two communities in Israel.”
The conference will include a review of the status of the current status of relations in the region and the state and legal framework for relations between Jnīs and Jews.
The conference is expected to include the release of “an updated report on the JNS and the JND,” the statement said.
In January, the JNAC, which has close ties to the Israeli government, published a report that concluded that the current Arab-Israeli peace process has not reached its end and that it could “become the source of friction in future negotiations.”
The report, published in Hebrew, also said that “the JNF remains deeply concerned about the ongoing deterioration of the situation and the possibility of an escalation in tensions between the two camps.”
According to the report, the current negotiations have “unfortunately deteriorated into a situation in which the Arab-Jewish conflict is being legitimized by the Israeli state,” while Arab leaders “have made clear that they would prefer to see their peace with Israel as a continuation of the Arab Peace Initiative.”
In the last few years, the Arab world has seen “the emergence of a new wave of Islamist extremism and the emergence of the rise of the Salafist movement, which sees itself as a new Palestinian state,” the JNG reported.
The report also noted that the “JNN is worried about the continuing deterioration of Israel’s security situation and about the prospect of a return to the days of violence and repression, and the rise in the use of social media to recruit for extremist organizations.”
It added that the threat of violence is a real threat to the lives of Jews, “and has become a major problem for the Jews and the Israeli security establishment.”
In addition to the JNR and JNF, the other prominent organizations that have announced they will hold conferences this year include the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the American Jewish Committee, and JNN.
The Al Aksa mosque compound and the status negotiations will not be included in the conference, as it will focus on other issues, according to the statement.
The announcement was made after the joint statement of the Israeli-Jewish Joint Committee for Al-Jawsah and the Arab Joint Committee of Al-K