In yet another event marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, , Councilman at the Jerusalem City Council, spoke on Monday, May 29th at JPC about the activities of The Israel Land Fund which he had founded in 2007. According to its mission statement, the fund “is dedicated to enable all Jews (Israeli and non-Israeli citizens) to own a part of Israel. It strives to ensure that Jewish land is once again reclaimed and in Jewish hands. With hundreds of properties all over Israel being offered for sale, the Israel Land Fund offers every Jew, regardless of location, the opportunity to obtain a portion of the land.”
King, who lives in Mount of Olives, advocates giving East Jerusalem Arabs an Israeli citizenship and investing in their neighborhoods the same funds – and even more – than those invested in the Jewish ones.
Finally, King expressed his hope that in our lifetime the Third Temple will be built on Temple Mount. He dismissed the worries expressed by participants at the briefing re the potential violent reaction of the Muslim world to such act.