Hypocrisy is a hallmark of Zionist scribblers, and Dvir Abramovich, director of the Centre for Jewish History & Culture at the University of Melbourne, Australian Jewish News columnist and occasional Fairfax blogger, is no exception.
Writing in the AJN on why Israel should not share Jerusalem with the Palestinians, he claims: "If the city was divided, there would be Palestinian army bases stationed at the edges of Jewish neighbourhoods." (Jerusalem on the block, 15/7/11)
Is that so? Then it'd merely mirror what Israel already does in the Galilee, wouldn't it?:
"During the  War on Lebanon, the Israeli army installed rocket-launching bases near Arab towns and villages in the north, in some cases only a few metres away. The Arab towns of Fassuta, Tarsheeha, and Arab al-'Aramshe were all subject to this deliberate military policy. These rocket-launching bases are a serious threat to the residents of nearby towns and villages for a number of reasons. First, launching the rockets and firing is ongoing throughout the day and continues into the night. Second, there exists the possibility of misfiring which puts the lives of residents in danger. Finally, there is also the real danger of Hezbollah firing on these bases, exposing the residents of nearby towns and villages to a life-threatening reality. Indeed, it is not surprising that residents of these villages were killed by Hezbollah rockets. For example, 3 residents were killed by Hezbollah rockets near an Israeli rocket-launching base. In addition, the IDF has also transformed areas of certain Arab towns and villages into training camps in preparation for their ground incursion into Lebanon, which to date has been partially implemented. The training camps are located in the Arab towns of al-Jish, al-Shaghour, Fassuta, Kufr Manda and Lid. The army validated this decision by saying, 'The landscape of Arab towns [in Israel] is similar to Arab towns in Lebanon'." (Israeli rocket-launching bases & army training camps deliberately constructed near Arab towns & villages, Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA), electronicintifada.net, 17/8/06)
In the unlikely event that the Palestinians ever manage to convert East Jerusalem into the stuff of Abramovich's nightmares, perhaps they could validate their efforts by claiming that 'The landscape of our East Jerusalem is similar to Israeli West Jerusalem'. And why not? After all, it worked for Israel in 2006.