In his full-page ad in the NY Times, Elie Wiesel’s states that “Jerusalem is above politics.” This is either a statement of incredible naivete or a blatant attempt to make an exclusive Jewish claim over the city. I’m leaning toward the latter, because Wiesel then goes on to write in the very next sentence:
It is mentioned more than six hundred times in Scripture—and not a single time in the Koran.
That’s what I call using religion for patently political purposes.
Wiesel then goes on to write:
Contrary to certain media reports, Jews, Christians and Muslims ARE allowed to build their homes anywhere in the city.
Wiesel is either being fed misinformation or else he is purposely trying to mislead the public. Either way, his claim is simply not true. Please watch the film clip above very carefully and you will understand why.