N.J. shul: Buy West Bank land

Arab residents of New Jersey are upset that a synagogue is holding a real-estate fair urging American Jews to buy land in the West Bank. The expo, scheduled for Sunday at Congregation Bnai Jeshurun in Teaneck, will be run by the Amana Settlement Movement. The group sent a letter to potential Jewish buyers of West Bank land, urging them to buy houses for as little as $120,000 and rent them to settlers for $250 a month, according to the Bergen County Record. “Almost all communities in [the West Bank] are full, with no possibility of accepting new young couples or families,” the letter says. “If we don’t find a solution now, we will create our own population freeze.” At least one protest is being planned outside the synagogue, which is located in a growing enclave of Modern Orthodox Jews.

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