This is the real struggle taking place today in Jerusalem: a battle between those whose vision for the city hinges on guaranteeing full rights and a dignified existence for all residents, and those who place politics and divine decree ahead of the everyday needs of the people.
As Israeli Jews light the rest of their Hanukkah candles, they should keep in mind that the plan they may receive from Washington is very much the same plan Hamas just offered to them as a Hanukkah gift.
The American proposal for Israel-Palestinian relations offers Israel an opportunity to show that it too is committed to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and to advancing peace and security in the region.
Over time, Jerusalem has become the symbol of the Israeli "having it all" illusion. The attempt to "have our cake and eat it too" has no future and relegates the city to a chaotic state of uncertainty.