“The Palestinians, determined to deny Jewish history and our connection
to our eternal capital of Jerusalem, plotted violence as evidenced by
stores of rocks and other materials discovered by the Israeli police,” Nathan Diament, director of public policy forthe Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, said in a statement.
“Jerusalem has been at the center of Jewish life and faith for thousands
of years. Just days ago, at the close of Yom Kippur, Jews around theworld declared, as we have for thousands of years, the hope and prayer ‘Next Year in Jerusalem.'”
“A majority of Jews, in the U.S. and Israel, continue to oppose relinquishing Jewish sovereignty over our eternal capital,” he added.
“The enemies of our people recognize this, and seek to deny our history. In the face of all this we reaffirm that ‘for the sake of Zion we will not be silent’ and we will not allow history to be denied.”