Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Palestinians Steal Jewish Mantra About Jerusalem

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                  

Such chutzpa!  Saying that Jerusalem is the eternal city of Islam.  Hamas killers are now declaring that Jerusalem is the "Eternal Capital" of the Islamic world.  

David, King of Israel,  ruled from 1010 BCE to 970 BCE, capturing the city in 1010 BCE.    Mohammad died in 632 CE, 1,600 years later.  Jerusalem is in the Judean Mountains, part of the land of the tribe of Judah which was part of the land of Israel and then the land of Judah.  David made Jerusalem the religious center of Israel by transferring the Ark of the Covenant there.  His empire reached from the Red Sea to the Euphrates.  Religious activities centered in Jerusalem.  

Jews have been saying that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel!  It was King David who built it and used it for his capital.  It is Jerusalem that Jews have prayed for 2,000 years to return to in Psalm 137 when they were in Babylon by saying: "O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill.  Let my tongue adhere to my palate if I fail to recall you, if I fail to elevate Jerusalem above my foremost joy."  Babylon's Nebuchadnezzar had captured Israelites and took them to Babylon in 597 BCE and again in 586 BCE.  The Persian, King Cyrus, allowed them to return after 50 years. 

Jerusalem 70 CE being burned by the Romans

Romans invaded and their rule was unbearable, causing the Jews to revolt in 66 CE. In 70 Jews saw Jerusalem burned by the invaders and many fled.   General Bar Kochba fought the Romans for 3 years from 132 to 135 and Jerusalem was liberated until he was killed in 135.  Then it was turned into a Roman colony and Jews were told they could not enter upon pain of death.  

It then became a Christian city under Constantine.  

Mohammad died in 632 and by 638 the city fell to the Caliph Omar. No one really loved or cared for the city which was the center of Judaism.  In our Jewish Bible (Old Testament) Jerusalem is mentioned 669 times, Zion, which refers to Jerusalem and Land of Israel are mentioned 154 times and this adds up to 823 times.  In the Christian Bible, Jerusalem is mentioned 154 times and Zion 7 times.  

Tower of David
Israelis have said that Jerusalem shall always be undivided.  Palestinians notice what works for Jews and then copies it.  Too bad they haven't done this in trying to build a more secure state for themselves by making peace with Israel and become workers and not killers.  

It's like the situation that King Solomon faced when two ladies brought forth one baby and each lady claimed it belonged to her.  King Solomon threatened to kill the baby by cutting it in half and giving half to each lady.  The real mother, the one who cared, said to give it to the other person.  So it was with the Jews and Eretz Israel.  When the UN planned to give the Arabs land and decided to cut it into 80% and 20% with the largest piece going to the Arab King Abdullah I, the Jews went along with it to save the land and save their own people.  Not so Fatah and Hamas terrorists.  They are fighting in every imaginable way to take all the land from the Jews including such lies.  Palestine was just a backwash piece of unwanted, weedy, mosquito infested swamp and desert that nobody wanted until the Jews rose up on their high horse and started to develop it when exiled Jews started returning in the 1880s.  

What were the Arabs doing then?  They weren't doing so well and had no ideas about "returning to the land" like the Jews.  The land had been under the Ottoman Empire for the past 600 years and this Turkish rule was harsh.  The Palestinian peasants' life was already deteriorating because of taxes.  Those that owned a bit of land  would be forced to borrow money to pay taxes, causing these farmers to put themselves under protection of the very rich bigger landowners or of the Muslim religious endowment fund (Waqf.  They were eventually compelled to give up their title to the land.  

In 1858 there was the Turkish Land Registry Law but until then there were no official deeds giving these fellahs title to land.  Their own Muslim culture consisted of blood-feuds between families, clans and entire villages including  incursions by Bedouin tribes.  So we see with the Muslim that the rich took advantage of the poor and drove them away.  By the 1880s when Jews were arriving because they were leaving anti-Semitic lands that were impossible to live in anymore, they bought land from large landowners who were anxious to leave as well and go to real cities such as Paris and Beirut.  The amazing thing is that the homes of some of the Arabs had Jewish symbols on them, showing past residents were Jews who had lived there. 
1967 meant being able to again stand at the Wall in Jerusalem
Outside the Knesset in Jerusalem-The Menorah
This anti-Semitic world has not yet recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, though it has been since 1967 when the Six Day War took place and Israel won against immeasurable odds.   Then we have the Palestinians who refuse to recognize Israel as a state let alone Israel as its capital.  They are getting away with it because the rest of the world is not ready to accept the fact that Jerusalem is the capital and always has remained so.  Face it.  It's importance has only been to the Jews.  Jesus recognized it as the capital, though, and held his Last Supper there.  This is the reason Christians are interested in it; for their own religious connection to the city.  Muslims have the saga of Muhammad flying there on his horse which they have deemed as the farthest mosque.  The religious places of Christians and Muslims are safely guarded by the Israeli government.  This has not proved true under their administrations for the Jews.  

It was c1320 BCE when Joshua entered Canaan.  Jerusalem was a watering hole then from the Old Stone Age period (Paleolithic).  Foundations date back to 3500-2000 BCE.  Old.  Yes.  Israel sits on ancient land.  However, Jews have never left the land nor had they left Jerusalem.  

"In ancient days, Judaism revolved around the Temple in Jerusalem. The Sanhedrin, which governed the nation, was located in the Temple precincts. The Temple service was at the heart of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur  holiday
The Temple was central to the Three pilgrim festivals, namely PassoverShavuot and Sukkot, when all Jews were incumbent to gather in Jerusalem. Every seven years all Jews were required to assemble at the Temple for the Hakhel reading. The forty-nine day Counting of the Omer recalls the Omer offering which was offered at the Temple every day between Passover and Shavuot. The eight-day festival of Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple after its desecration by Antiochus IV. A number of fast days including the Ninth of Av, theTenth of Tevet and the Seventeenth of Tammuz, all recall the destruction of the Temple." 

Tell me:  Would the Parisians allow Paris to be in foreign hands and have a name change? Jews lived here in Roman times.  
Would the Romans allow Rome to come another's rule? Jewish community here was the oldest in Europe and one of the oldest in the world dating from 139 BCE
Would Americans allow Washington DC to fall into China's hands?  1776 is its birthday.  

Resource:  http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hamas-declares-jerusalem-as-eternal-capital-of-islamic-world/2015/05/25/


  1. Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria is Jewish territory - No annexation is required
    If anything it may need to be re-incorporated or re-patriated.
    Let me pose an interesting scenario. If you had a country and it was conquered by foreign powers over a period of time. After many years you have taken back you country and land in various defensive wars. Do you have to officially annex those territories. It was always your territory and by retaking control and possession of your territory it is again your original property and there is no need to annex it. The title to your property is valid today as it was many years before.
    Annexation only applies when you are taking over territory that was never yours to begin with, just like some European countries annexed territories of other countries.
    YJ Draiman

    Jews hold title to the Land of Greater Israel even if outnumbered a million to one.
    The fact that more foreigners than Jews occupied the Land of Israel during certain periods of time does not diminish true ownership. If my house is invaded by a family ten times larger that mine does that obviate my true ownership? The Land of Israel was given in perpetuity to the Jews by The Almighty, Creator of the World. While man made laws are subject to change the Laws of The Almighty are eternal. We are here because G-d Hashem keeps His promises.

    How many holidays do the Arabs-Muslims celebrate due to historical events in the land of ancient Israel and Jerusalem.
    The Jewish people celebrate most of their holidays and fast days in memory of Jerusalem and Israel.
    and the goal and aspiration to return to Israel and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem - where it was before it was destroyed and desecrated by the enemies of the Jews. Many of the Jewish prayers for thousands of years recite the love of Israel and the Jewish aspirations to return to their ancestral land and bring back its glory and holiness.
    At Jewish weddings they break a glass in memory of Jerusalem and the aspiration to return and build the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
    YJ Draiman

    The Law of Return is for The Jews and reciprocating equity by the Arabs
    The Law of Return is for The Jews, the option to return to Greater Israel and The Arab-Palestinians to leave Greater Israel and return to the Arab countries they originated from. The Arab-Palestinians should move to the Million plus Jewish homes confiscated by the Arab countries from the persecuted and expelled Jewish people and the 120,440 sq. km. of Real property the Arabs confiscated from the million plus Jewish families and their children expelled from Arab countries. That is the only viable alternative.
    Face it and stop hallucinating, once and for all. There will never be an Arab-Palestinian State in Greater Israel West of the Jordan River (Judea and Samaria). Jerusalem the United Eternal Capital of the Jewish people.
    Responding to arguments that million Jews expelled from Arab countries has no bearing on the Arabs who left Palestine or Arabs displaced from Jewish land and or formerly Ottoman government land has nothing to do with each other. The law of equity in not a one way street, it works both ways. The Arab nations that expelled the million Jewish families (who lived in the Arab countries for over 2500 years and owned 120,440 sq. km. of land, homes, businesses and personal assets valued in the trillions of dollars) are the ones supporting the Arab-Palestinians in demanding law of return and compensation. Those Arab countries are financing the Arab-Palestinians in their quest to eject the Jews a second time from their own ancestral homeland. The best and only solution is a population transfer.
    YJ Draiman

  2. I believe this was also what Stanley Goldfoot thought was best to do. It seems the Arab nations have not wanted to take in the refugees as full citizens, preferring to keep them in a state of misery. The Palestinians are about 3 generations from their original homelands. I have a feeling a great deal of them are from Syria, however. With all the deaths there, they could use some more people. They had had 22,505,000 in 2011. Abbas only has Damascus now, and has lost the rest of Syria. We don't want them to go to IS. Iraq and Yemen are in bad straits, Egypt has too many people. Where can they go? Not Jordan-no more Palestinians there, said King Hussein. Well, there are 48 Muslim majority states in the world, of which about 22 are right in the Middle East. There must be somewhere.

  3. How many holidays do the Arabs celebrate due to historical events in the land of ancient Israel. The Jewish people celebrate most of their holidays and fast days in memory of and the goal and aspiration to return to Israel and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem – where it was before it was destroyed and desecrated by the enemies of the Jews. Many of the Jewish prayers for thousands of years recite the love of Israel and the Jewish aspirations to return to their ancestral land and bring back its glory and holiness. In our daily blessing after meals we thank G-d and pray to return to Jerusalem to build the Temple.
    In a Jewish wedding, they break a glass in memory of Jerusalem and the aspiration of the Jewish people to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the Jewish Temple.
    Every day at the end of the meal the Jews recite a blessing and thank G-d for providing sustenance and beseech G-d to return and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.
    Most Jewish prayers mention our pleading to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple.
    YJ Draiman
    In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
    Ben Gurion
    “Nobody does Israel any service by proclaiming its ‘right to exist.’ [As a Jewish State] Israel’s right to exist, like that of the United States, Saudi Arabia and 152 other states, is axiomatic and unreserved. Israel’s legitimacy is not suspended in midair awaiting acknowledgement. . . .There is certainly no other state, big or small, young or old, that would consider mere recognition of its ‘right to exist’ a favor, or a negotiable concession.”
    Abba Eban

  4. Excellent points, YJ Drainman, it is the Jews whose celebrations revolve around the land of Jerusalem and Israel. That in itself shows our history and connection to the land.