Jerusalem, Palestine 1900.
Jews, Christians and Muslims living together in peace.
No checkpoints, no apartheid, no home demolitions.
Aside from the fact that your clever little illustration above suggests that we should give the whole thing back to the Ottoman Empire, which a. no longer exists, and b. wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole, let’s have a little refresher in history, shall we?
1660 (why not start there?): destruction of Jewish homes and widespread violence against Jews in Safed and Tiberias.
1665: Massacre of the Jews of Jerusalem
1720: All Ashkenazi Jews expelled from Jerusalem. Probably for being white oppressors.
1775: Mob violence against Jews in Hebron
1799: Mob violence against Jews in Safed.
(Please note, the gaps do not indicate that Jews were not getting their asses kicked, raped, murdered, tortured and discriminated against in between times, merely that these are a few high points that have caught the eye of historians.
1834-1835: Attacks on Jews in Safed, Hebron and Jerusalem.
1920: Nebi Musa riots in Jerusalem.
1921: Jaffa Riots
1929: Riots, pogroms and massacres against Jews in Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed.
From the 14th century until 1967, Jews were prohibited from entering the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. They were allowed to pray on the steps outside. A woman I know, her grandfather went from Baghdad to Hebron every year, by train, to pray outside.
In other words, fuck this bullshit. Posting a pleasant street scene, as though this somehow removes all the actual history that led up to the present conflict is incredibly dishonest.