Friday, May 30, 2008

Velcome to Jerusalgrad (pdf)
by Barry Chamish

In mid-1995 I wrote in my newsletter, which later became page 112 of my book, Traitors And Carpetbaggers In The Promised Land;

Beilin announced that negotiations with the Russian Orthodox Church over land claims in Jerusalem had been settled and ownership of prime real estate in Jerusalem would revert to the church. Among the lands now owned by the church are a large percentage of the property housing the Jerusalem Court building and Police headquarters.

The deal is now done but try to find anything in English about it. This is the best I could find and it's not very good.

Russia wants control of downtown Jerusalem

Moscow is in negotiations to purchase a large section of downtown Jerusalem once controlled by the Russian government prior to Israel's rebirth in 1948.
The 17-acre Russian Compound is today home to a large police facility and detention center, numerous pubs and restaurants and a large Russian Orthodox church.
The Russian government built up the area in the 1860s to accommodate the large number of Russian pilgrims who were visiting Jerusalem every year, particularly around the time of Easter.
Negotiations over the land has been ongoing since the premiership of Ehud Barak some seven years ago. The Russians are reportedly prepared to pay $100 million for the prime real estate.
Speaking to Israel National News, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that Israel is not "selling" the land to Russia, but rather "returning" the area to its former owners - a very dangerous way of putting things considering the Arab claim to all of what is today the Jewish state.

In Hebrew, however, the reversion of a large chunk of downtown Jerusalem to the Russians is hidden but detailed news. Allow me to translate:

After it was agreed to transfer the Russian Compound of Jerusalem to them, the Russians now are going after Sergei Square on Heleni HaMalka Street, and Prophets Lane, where residents have already received eviction notices. The Israeli government has agreed to hand over the properties to Russia this July.
Israel ambassador to Russia, Anna Ezri was quoted by the websites Interfax and Commercenet, "We did some serious negotiating and now have no other demands or claims. Sergei Square will be transferred to Russia with 2 months..."
Residents of the neighborhoods tried to intervene with the Russian negotiators using attorneys but to no avail. etc.

The Russian church has gone to war to evict the residents of Jerusalem's Russian Compound. "We are fighting Putin," they say.
Suddenly a resident awakes to discover he is evicted from his home of forty years. The Russian church are not even offering compensation.

And so on. Find a Hebrew reader for all the ugly details.

Israel is now for sale. Sell your property before it's expropriated. The Russians have come and own the best parts of downtown Jerusalem and they want more. The government will give it to them. Then of course, there are the Arabs. Don't wait for the next bargain basement selloff of your property. Just leave while there is time. Unless you are prepared to fight for your...No, the Jews won't fight.


American Detained in Jerusalem's Russian Compound

Exposing the German-Vatican plot to occupy Jerusalem

Russian Compound


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