The Zionist Conspiracy
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
During its coverage of Sunday's suicide bombing in French Hill, a Fox News anchor referred to that area as "located in east Jerusalem and claimed by the Palestinians."
Actually, French Hill is located in northern Jerusalem. It was captured on the second day of the Six Day War along with Ramot, Ramat Eshkol and Mount Scopus, where the main campus of Hebrew University stands. While the PA may claim these areas to be Arab, nobody - not even the EU - takes those claims seriously.
This shows that Israel's borders will ultimately be based not on the 1967 lines, but on the current demographic realities of each of the areas captured. Areas containing large settlements therefore have a good chance of being annexed to Israel, but those chances will be reduced if an imposed freeze ends Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria.