The Jerusalem Post

Sheikh Shimon

- Petah Tikva

Regarding “Home... and heart” (June 28), may I just point out to Ken Gruber that the very houses in Sheikh Jarrah/ Simon Hatzadik were once owned by Jews who were forcibly removed by Jordan in 1948. The West Bank and east Jerusalem and Jordan itself became Judenrein.

In Israel, however, those Arabs who wished to remain, stayed on in their towns to this day.

So please, don’t lecture us about losing homes. We have been displaced and dispossess­ed many times over.

The courts will decide the outcome of this dispute, but I do object to your “Home is where the heart is” applying only to the Arab population. In your view, apparently, even in their homeland, Jews have no rights.


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