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Jul 31, 2014

Doing away with Gaza, in Jerusalem

A city councilman in the City of Jerusalem, deputy mayor actually, Meir Turjeman, has suggested the city change the name of a local street, due to the war in Gaza.

Turjeman wants the name of Azza St. changed to Tzuk Eitan St. Turjeman says that the name "Azza" right now has negative connotations for people and should be changed.

Mynet gives some history about the street and says that it has been called Azza St. for 66 years and historically was part of the original route from Jaffa Gate to the southern coast that included Azza. Mynet also says that in 2009 another city councilman suggested changing the name to Sderot, saying that the name of that cursed city (Azza) should be uprooted from the heart of our capital. As well, in 2005 others wanted to change the street name to Gush Katif, and yet someone else suggested changing it to be named after Dr. Yosef Burg, who had lived there for many years..

Right now it seems like Turjeman doesn't have the votes to get it changed. Opponents say that Azza is a part of Greater Israel.

Personally, I think it is a bad idea. Azza has a "glorious", or at least, very long history with the jews. For a couple of thousand years it has been a strong part of local history. Jewish communities lived there for large blocks of time, until 2005. Just because right now we don't get along with the people controlling Azza does not mean we should do away with the entire long history of Azza.

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  1. It shouldn't be changed - it is the street that leads to Azza, just like Rechov Yaffo leads to Yaffo or Sha'ar Shchem leads to Shchem.

    Also, as you pointed out, Gaza has a rich Jewish History - If you sing Y-ah Ribbon on Shabbat, do you know that the piyut was written in Gaza City?

  2. I agree. This is a ridiculous idea.

    But, I think it's worse, trying to wipe Azza out from our minds and Land, once and for all.

    Deep denial? Or literally a strategy to break apart our Land: Arabs take over a piece and are violent? Then we'll just give up on it.

    You be the judges.


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