Various readers have asked me about my position on the Silwan story, while others have taken me to task for the position they think I've taken.
I haven't taken a position. I have criticized Bernard Avishai's blogpost on the matter for his treatment of history, not its particular politics on Silwan, and I've pointed out that the City of David is a very important place in Judaism and has been for abut 3,000 years. Beyond that, I'll try to present a fuller picture once I've finished looking into some of the relevant facts.
In the meantime, however, Elder of Zion has some interesting facts and photos about the village of Silwan and its serial ethnic cleansing of Jews over the past century. If you're already over at Elder's place, you might be interested in Adam Levick's guest post about Mondoweiss the Jewish Jew-hater.