For those of you following the story of the provocation directed at Joe Biden by the Israeli government in approving 1,600 new housing units in Ramat Shlomo AKA occupied East Jerusalem during his visit, it will tickle you to learn precisely why the state of Israel is ‘saving’ this particular sacred ground for the 770 Eastern Parkway, Chabad‘s world headquarters, which grace sites around the world wherever Chabad has planted its flag. So it will undoubtedly be a comfort to you, especially if you are Jewish, to know that ‘your’ Israeli government is preserving sacred Jerusalem for you…and Lubavitch Judaism.people. You can see in this image (the brown brick building) one of hundreds of perfect replicas of
Another architectural oddity is that Jerusalem building code prescribes that all residential exteriors must be made of Jerusalem stone, which is why all the homes in this picture are white, except Chabad, which is apparently given a special divine dispensation/exemption from the municipal code. The Jewish God works in strange and mysterious ways…
A current ultra-Orthodox resident of the neighborhood made light of the controversy over the construction:
“Who else is going to build down there? Even dogs don’t go down there…
The fellow conveniently forgets that dogs, er Palestinians would love to build there but that the Israeli government refuses them building permits. Which is what leaves the vacant land for dogs, and ultimately Israeli developers.
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