Jerusalem Is Jewish – It’s Non Negotiable

 

As many Arabs and Muslims try to obscure the link between Jerusalem and the Jews, the EU seems only too happy to support their revision of history.

 

And crucially, nobody ever seems to refer to Jordan’s illegal occupation of the city.

 

 

So just to remind people, and via David Hornik at Front Page Magazine:

 

Jerusalem was unified under Israeli sovereignty in 1967, after nineteen years in which Jordan illegally occupied the city and finally used it to attack Israel despite being implored by Israel to keep out of the fighting.

Under Israeli rule, Muslims and all other groups (except Jews—on the Temple Mount itself) have enjoyed full freedom of worship—a stark contrast to the nineteen years of Jordanian rule when Jews and Christians were denied access to Jerusalem’s holy places and Jewish synagogues and gravestones were destroyed and desecrated.

Muslims already have full control over Mecca, Medina, and countless sacred locales and shrines throughout the vast Muslim world, and their demand for Palestinian sovereignty in Jerusalem and the redivision of Israel’s capital can reasonably be regarded as excessive – especially when, as noted, Israel gives Muslims full access to their Jerusalem shrines and full rights in the city.

Indeed, Jerusalem is full of minarets, and any visitor to its Old City or its Arab neighborhoods can attest to the vibrancy of Muslim religious life there. The EU should be more concerned with Islamization on the continent than with taking harsh stances against Israel as it struggles to survive and to find the right mix of accommodation and steadfastness in an Arab/Muslim environment hostile its very existence.

But for the EU, after decades of forsaking its Judeo-Christian roots for pro-Arabism, that may be too much to expect. Even if European populations are starting to grasp the consequences of this civilizational self-abnegation, Europe’s Brussels-based bureaucracy remains willfully ignorant of the stakes.

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2 thoughts on “Jerusalem Is Jewish – It’s Non Negotiable

  1. HI MARIE 🙂

    The reason Muslims make a claim on Jerusalem is because they built a huge Mosque slapbang where the second Jewish Temple used to stand.

    Muslims openly admit that their two holiest sites are Mecca and Medina – non Muslims are forbidden from entering either, by the way.

    But because of the Mosque in Jerusalem, Muslims now claim the city is ‘holy’ to them. History disproves this – Muslims never, ever tried to make Jerusalem one of their central cities. And when Jordan controlled Jerusalem, it turned Jewish and Christian holy sites into horse stables.

    It’s also interesting that the Muslim accounts of Mohammed’s visit TO Jerusalem seems to be rather a recent development. Daniel Pipes writes about this here, and it’s worth checking out:

    http://www.danielpipes.org/84/the-muslim-claim-to-jerusalem

    Finally, let’s note: the Quran does not refer to Jerusalem at all. Muslims pray facing Mecca, not Jerusalem. The Muslim claim to Jerusalem is very weak.

    Hope that goes some way to answering. I definitely recommend following the link to Daniel Pipes:)

  2. I am familiar with Jewish history and the importance of Jerusalem to them, but I am interested in knowing why Muslims claim stake to the city.

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