- President Trump's decision was a feeble attempt at satisfying the American public, and carries little weight.
- In fact, instead of taking the moral and historically-valid position of recognizing Israel's right to all of Jerusalem and its Biblical heartland (now renamed "West Bank"), Trump continues to support the partition of Israel for the creation of another Muslim terror state.
- The Muslim claim to Jerusalem and to Israel is fake. History shows the facts, but they are of little importance to nations that have been persecuting and slaughtering Jews for 2000 years.
- No death camps are necessary these days: only the demand for the partition of tiny Israel so that it can be overwhelmed and destroyed by Arab terror.
- Israeli nukes would be useless fighting a Palestinian Terror State digging tunnels into Jewish communities, and using snipers to terrorize Israelis, while backed by Iran, Russia, and other international players.
- Three times in the 20th century Arab armies got together to destroy Israel and to massacre the Jews - and three times they were defeated. The United States and the European nations that had perpetrated the Holocaust did NOTHING to help the besieged Jews. Failing the military option, Arabs and their anti-Semitic allies now pursue the Two States Final Solution as a preliminary move to the dismantling of Israel.
- The Muslim agenda is a genocidal one - not one aimed at two states living side by side in peace. WHERE IN THE WORLD do Muslims live in peace? They blow each other up in sectarian infighting between Sunni and Shia, and they terrorize nations that refuse to submit to Islam.
- The Koran itself calls for the slaughter of Jews. How can a peace treaty between Israel and the Arabs ever override what Muslims regard as the word of their god?
- Arabs reiterate again and again that what they want is ALL of Israel, and that they won't stop until all Jews are 'removed' from the land. The "Two States" narrative is a ruse to destroy Israel peace by peace.
* Those lands in green are ARAB countries. Those nations once had their own indigenous cultures, which were obliterated by the invading armies of Islam.
* That sliver in red is ISRAEL, also invaded by Arabs in the 7th century. Arabs originated in the Arabian peninsula. Their presence in Israel, as in Egypt and other Middle East and African countries, is a result of their invasion and violent occupation centuries ago.
* The conflict is not about Israel and the so-called Palestinians. It is about Muslim imperialism. Wherever there is a Muslim minority there is terror because Muslims are ideologically driven to kill the infidel and to conquer and dominate.
VIDEO - A short outline of the Israeli-Arab conflict
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VIDEO - THE INVENTION OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
AND THE ORIGIN OF THE ARABS IN ISRAEL
See Arabs in Israel acknowledge their family roots in other countries of the Middle East. The only indigenous people in Israel are the Jews.
- History shows Israel as being a Jewish country thousands of years ago, and Jerusalem being a Jewish city.
- But what happened in the last 2000 years? The Romans razed Jerusalem enslaved, slaughtered or expelled the Jews in the year 70, and renamed the land Palestine. But a significant Jewish presence always remained in Jerusalem and in Israel.
- Many centuries later, in the year 638 the ARABS CONQUERED AND OCCUPIED ISRAEL. They did it as part of a rapid and violent conquest of the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Europe. This was a foreign presence in Israel, with no cultural or historical roots in the country. Mohammad never set foot on the Holy Land.
- Today, as Christians in Europe, America, and all over the world celebrate Christmas, at the same time they say that Jews have no legal right to the Jewish land where Jewish Jesus was born!
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Historical outline of
JERUSALEM'S Jewish history
Iron Age II (1000-529 BCE)
- 1000 BCE - King David Conquers Jerusalem; Declares City Capital of Jewish Kingdom
- 960 BCE - David's Son, King Solomon, Builds First Jewish Temple
- 721 BCE - Assyrians Conquer Samaria; Refugees Flee to Jerusalem and City Expands onto Western Hill
- 701 BCE - Assyrian Ruler Sennacherib Lays Seige to Jerusalem
- 586 BCE - Babylonian Forces Destroy Jerusalem and Demolish First Temple
Persian Period (539-322 BCE)
- 539 BCE - Persian Ruler Cyrus the Great Conquers Babylonian Empire, Including Jerusalem
- 516 BCE - Cyrus Permits Jews in Bablyonian Exile to Return to Jerusalem; Second Temple Built
- 445-425 BCE - Nehemiah the Prophet Rebuilds the Walls of Jerusalem; City Confined to Eastern Hill
Hellenistic Period (332-141 BCE)
- 332 BCE - Greek Leader Alexander the Great Conquers Judea and Jerusalem
- 332-141 BCE - Ptolemaic and Seleucid Rule in Jerusalem
Hasmonean Period (141-37 BCE)
- 141 BCE - Hasmonean Dynasty Begins; Jerusalem Again Expands Limits to Western Hill
- 63 BCE - Roman General Pompey captures Jerusalem
Herodian Period (37 BCE - 70 CE)
- 37 BCE - King Herod Restructures Second Temple, Adds Retaining Walls
- 30 CE - Jesus Crucified by Romans in Jerusalem
Roman Period (70 - 324 CE)
- 70 CE - Roman Forces Destroy Jerusalem and Demolish Second Temple
- 135 CE - Jerusalem Rebuilt as a Roman City
Byzantine Period (324-638 CE)
- 335 CE - Church of the Holy Sepulchre Built
- 614 CE - Persians Capture Jerusalem
- 629 CE - Byzantine Christians Recapture Jerusalem from Persians
First Muslim Period (638-1099 CE)
- 638 CE - Caliph Omar Enters Jerusalem
- 661-750 CE - Jerusalem Ruled Under Umayyad Dynasty
- 691 CE - Dome of the Rock Built on Site of Destroyed Jewish Temples
- 750-974 CE - Jerusalem Ruled Under Abassid Dynasty
Crusader Period (1099-1187 CE)
- 1099 CE - First Crusaders Capture Jerusalem
Ayyubid Period (1187-1259 CE)
- 1187 CE - Saladin Captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
- 1229-1244 CE - Crusaders Briefly Recapture Jerusalem Two Times
Mamluk Period (1250-1516)
- 1250 - Muslim Caliph Dismantles Walls of Jerusalem; Population Rapidly Declines
Ottoman Period (1516-1917)
- 1517 - Ottoman Empire Captures Jerusalem
- 1538-1541 - Suleiman the Magnificent Rebuilds the Walls of Jerusalem
British Mandate (1917-1948)
- 1917 - British Capture Jerusalem in World War I
Divided City (1948-1967)
- 1948 - State of Israel Established; Jerusalem Divided By Armistice Lines Between Israel & Jordan
- 1967 - Israel Captures Jerusalem's Old City and Eastern Half; Reunites City
End the Propaganda Myth
that Jerusalem is Holy to Muslims
Upon the 50th anniversary of the Jewish state of Israel’s reunification of Jerusalem, there is no better time to end the propaganda myth that Jerusalem is a holy city to Muslims.
The Muslim fixation and clamor on Jerusalem is actually a very recent historical development—a product of political conflict, not historical truth.
Jerusalem rates not a single mention in the Quran, and Muslims face Mecca in prayer. In the 7th century A.D., the Damascus-based Umayyad rulers built up Jerusalem as a counterweight to Mecca.
This is when the important Muslim shrines, the Dome of the Rock (691) and the Al-Aqsa mosque (705), were intentionally built on the site of the destroyed biblical Jewish temples—a time-honored practice to physically signal the predominance of Islam.
Yet references in the Quran and hadith to Muhammad’s night journey to heaven on his steed Buraq from the “farthest mosque” couldn’t mean Jerusalem, because the Quran refers to the land of Israel as the “nearest” place. It couldn’t have been a reference to the Al-Aqsa mosque, for the simple reason that Al-Aqsa didn’t exist in Muhammad’s day.
With the demise of the Umayyad dynasty and the shift of the caliphate to Baghdad, Jerusalem fell into a long decline, scarcely interrupted by occasional bursts of Muslim interest in the city during the Crusader period and the Ottoman conquest. Mark Twain, visiting in 1867, described it as a “pauper village.”
Jerusalem did, however, become a Jewish-majority city during the 19th century. The 1907 Baedekers Travel Guide lists Jerusalem with a population of 40,000 Jews, 13,000 Muslims and 7,000 Christians. Jerusalem meant so little to the Ottomans that, during World War I, they let it fall into British hands without a fight and even contemplated entirely destroying the city before pulling out.
When did Jerusalem become a passionate Islamic issue?
Only with the Arab confrontation with Zionism in the 20th century. It was Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, a vociferous anti-Semite and later Nazi collaborator, who expended enormous energy to focus Islamic attention on the city.
Seeking to foment a Muslim war on British Palestine’s Jews, he fabricated a tradition that the wall to which Muhammad was believed to have tethered his steed Buraq was not the southern or eastern walls, as Muslims had asserted for centuries, but the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site. (The Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian status quo agreement forbids Jewish prayer at the religion’s holiest site, the Temple Mount.) This turned the Western Wall into a flashpoint.
The massive Arab assault on Jews across British Palestine in 1929, in which 133 Jews were murdered and hundreds more maimed, was triggered by false rumors that Jews had attacked, or were intending to attack, the mosques atop the Temple Mount.
Strangely, even under the mufti, the Temple Mount was still recognized by Muslims as the site of the biblical Jewish temples. Thus, the Jerusalem Muslim Supreme Council’s publication, “A Brief Guide to the Haram Al-Sharif,” states regarding Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, “Its identity with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute.” (After 1954, all such references to the biblical temples were excised from this publication.)
During Jordan’s illegal occupation and annexation of eastern Jerusalem from 1948-1967, Amman remained the Jordanian capital, not Jerusalem. No Arab rulers, other than Jordan’s kings, ever visited.
Neither the PLO’s National Charter nor the Fatah Constitution (the latter drafted during Jordanian rule) even mention Jerusalem, let alone call for its establishment as a Palestinian capital.
But today, Palestinian Authority (PA) officials deny Judaism’s connection to Jerusalem. PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein sneers at Jews’ “alleged Temple” and insists “Palestinians have an exclusive right…which they share with no one” to the Temple Mount.
Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi, former chief justice of the PA’s religious court, insists he does not “know of any Jewish holy sites” in Jerusalem.
Today, the PA uses Jerusalem as a propaganda instrument to incite violence.
In 1996, Yasser Arafat used Israel’s opening of an archaeological tunnel near the Temple Mount to incite riots on the basis of the lie that the tunnel threatened the stability of the Al-Aqsa mosque. Twenty-five Israeli soldiers and 100 Palestinian rioters were killed in the ensuing violence.
In 2015, PA President Mahmoud Abbas urged violence over Jews visiting the Temple Mount, borrowing from Haj Amin al-Husseini’s playbook the fabricated claims of Jewish assaults on the mosques. More than 30 Israelis were murdered and more than 200 Palestinians, the vast majority terrorists or rioters, were killed in subsequent attacks and clashes.
AUTHORS - Morton A. Klein is national president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). Dr. Daniel Mandel is director of the ZOA’ s Center for Middle East Policy and author of “H.V. Evatt & the Establisment of Israel.”