A group of masked Hamas members. (Sliman Khader/Flash90)

Hamas today has footholds in several neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem, specifically Jabel Mukaber, Silwan, and Sur Baher.

We Arabs should have taken a lesson from the Japanese, who knew that following World War II they could not continue to view America as an enemy if they wanted to move forward.

Jerusalem is often called 'the Eternal City' but although it has existed for over 3,000 years, it is continually evolving.