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Jerusalem the Temple and the Jewish people are so intertwined that telling

the over 3000 history of one is telling the history of the other. 


Abraham was the first Jewish person to enter Jerusalem. For more than 3,000 years, Jerusalem has played a central role in the history

of the Jews, culturally, politically, and spiritually, a role first

documented in the Scriptures. All through the 2,000 years of the

Diaspora, Jews have called Jerusalem their ancestral home and pray 3 times a day for their return and rebuilt the Jewish Temple.

This sharply contrasts the relationship between Jerusalem and those

who inflate and fictionalize Islam’s links to the city.

The Arab rulers who controlled Jerusalem from 1948 through the 1950's

and 1960's demonstrated no religious tolerance in a city that gave

birth to two major Western religions. That changed after the Six-Day War in 1967 the 2nd war of liberation,                                                                                                 when Israel liberated and regained control of the whole city.

One of Israel's first steps was to officially recognize and respect all religious interests in Jerusalem. But the battles for

control of Jerusalem and its religious sites continues.

Arab-Palestinian terrorism has targeted Jerusalem particularly in an attempt to gain control of the city from Israel.   

The result is that they have turned Jerusalem, the City of Peace, into a bloody

battleground and have thus forfeited their claim to share in the city’s destiny.                                                                                                                                                           The Arab continued terror and violence in Jerusalem and elsewhere in greater Israel will force

Israel to prohibit Arabs from living in Jerusalem.

I implore upon the masses that more people will be motivated to actively engage

in the defense of the legal stances of the Jewish Nation regarding

Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people. Thereby helping Israel bring peace, tranquility and mutual coexistence.


Jerusalem’s Jewish Link: Historic, Religious, Political


Jerusalem, wrote historian Martin Gilbert, is not a ‘mere’ city. “It

holds the central spiritual and physical place in the history of the

Jews as a people.”

For more than 3,000 years, the Jewish people have looked to

Jerusalem as their spiritual, political, and historical capital, even

when they did not physically rule over the city. Throughout its

long history, Jerusalem has served, and still serves, as the political

capital of only one nation – the one belonging to the Jews. Its

prominence in Jewish history began in 1004 BCE, when King

David declared the city the capital of the first Jewish kingdom.

David’s successor and son, King Solomon, built the First Temple

there, according to the Bible, as a holy place to worship the

Almighty. Unfortunately, history would not be kind to the Jewish

people. Four hundred and ten years after King Solomon completed

construction of Jerusalem, the Babylonians (early ancestors to

today’s Iraqis) seized and destroyed the city, forcing the Jews

into exile.

Seventy years later, the Jews, or Israelites as they were called, were

permitted to return after Persia (present-day Iran) conquered

Babylon. The Jews’ first order of business was to reclaim Jerusalem

as their capital and rebuild the Holy Temple, recorded in history

as the Second Temple.

Jerusalem was more than the Jewish kingdom’s political capital

– it was a spiritual beacon. During the First and Second Temple

periods, Jews throughout the kingdom would travel to Jerusalem

three times yearly for the pilgrimages of the Jewish holy days of

Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot, until the Roman Empire destroyed

the Second Temple in 70 CE and ended temporarily Jewish sovereignty over

Jerusalem for nearly 2,000 years. Despite that fate, Jews never

relinquished their bond to Jerusalem or, for that matter, to Eretz

Yisrael, the Land of Israel; it is remembered in most prayesrs and holidays.

No matter where Jews lived throughout the world for those two

millennia, their thoughts and prayers were directed toward

Jerusalem. Even today, whether in Israel, the United States or

elsewhere, Jewish ritual practice, holiday celebration and life-cycle

events include recognition of Jerusalem as a core element of the

Jewish experience. Consider that:

• Jews in prayer always turn toward Jerusalem.

• Arks (the sacred chests) that hold Torah scrolls in synagogues

throughout the world face Jerusalem.

• Jews end Passover Seders each year with the words: “Next year

in Jerusalem.” The same words are pronounced at the end of

Yom Kippur, the most solemn day of the Jewish year.

• A three-week moratorium on weddings in the summer recalls

the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Babylonian

army in 586 BCE. That period culminates in a special day of

mourning – Tisha B’Av (the 9th day of the Hebrew month

Av) – commemorating the destruction of both the First and

Second Temples.

• Jewish wedding ceremonies – joyous occasions – are marked

by sorrow over the loss of Jerusalem. The groom recites a

biblical verse from the Babylonian Exile: “If I forget thee, O

Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning,” and breaks

a glass in commemoration of the destruction of the Temples.

Even body language, often said to tell volumes about a person,

reflects the importance of Jerusalem to Jews as a people and,

arguably, the lower priority the city holds for Muslims:

• When Jews pray they face Jerusalem; in Jerusalem Israelis

pray facing the Temple Mount.

• When Muslims pray, they face Mecca; in Jerusalem Muslims

pray with their backs to the city.

• Even at burial, a Muslim face, is turned toward Mecca.

Finally, consider the number of times “Jerusalem” is mentioned in

the two religions' holy books:

• The Old Testament mentions “Jerusalem” 349 times. “Zion,”

another name for “Jerusalem,” is mentioned 108 times.

• The Quran never mentions Jerusalem – not even once.

Even when others controlled Jerusalem, Jews maintained a physical

presence in the city, despite being persecuted and impoverished.

Before the advent of modern Zionism in the 1880's, Jews were

moved by a form of religious Zionism to live in the Holy Land,

settling particularly in four holy cities: Safed, Tiberias, Hebron,

and most importantly – Jerusalem. Consequently, Jews constituted

a majority of the city’s population for generations. In 1898, “In

this City of the Jews, where the Jewish population outnumbers

all others three to one … ” Jews constituted 75 percent of the

Old City population in what the former UN Secretary-General

called “East Jerusalem.” In 1914, when the Ottoman

Turks ruled the city, 47,000 Jews made up a majority of the 65,000

residents. And at the time of Israeli statehood in 1948, 110,000

Jews lived in the city, compared to only 61,000 Arabs. Prior to

unification, Jordanian-controlled “East Jerusalem” was a mere

6 square kilometers, compared to 38 square kilometers on the

“Jewish side.”




Islam’s Tenuous Connection to Jerusalem

Despite 1,300 years of Muslim Arab rule, Jerusalem was never the

capital of an Arab entity. Oddly, the PLO’s National Covenant,

written in 1964, never mentioned Jerusalem. Only after Israel

regained control of the entire city did the PLO “update” its

Covenant to include Jerusalem.

Overall, the role of Jerusalem in Islam is best understood as the

outcome of political pressure impacting on religious belief.

Mohammed, who founded Islam in 622 CE, was born and raised

in present-day Saudi Arabia; he never set foot in Jerusalem.

His connection to the city came years after his death when the

Dome of the Rock shrine and the al-Aqsa mosque were built in

688 and 691, respectively, their construction spurred by political

and religious rivalries. In 638 CE, the Caliph (or successor

to Mohammed) Omar and his invading armies captured

Jerusalem from the Byzantine Empire. One reason they wanted

to erect a holy structure in Jerusalem was to proclaim Islam’s

supremacy over Christianity and its most important shrine, the

Church of the Holy Sepulcher.



The Muslims were given the right by Israel to control their Dome of the rock on Temple Mount in 1967, which was built on top of the ruins of the Jewish Temple, but not at the expense of the Jewish peoples rights to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
If the Muslims can not control their crowd and prevent violence. They must be removed from
temple Mount until they can prove that they can control their masses. Otherwise they must be removed permanently.
The same policy should apply to the rest of
Jerusalem and Greater Israel.
In view of Mahmoud Abbas the murderer incitement for terror and violence, his violations of all the agreements.
Israel has to dismantle the Palestinian Authority, They have not lived up to any agreements. They teach their children hate and promote terrorism and violence.
It is unfortunate that the Arabs cannot live in peace in
Israel. A true and lasting peace will bring an enormous economic prosperity to all the people in the region.


Israel state possession is nine tenth of the law we have liberated our land

A Unified Israel is a Strong Israel