June 2, 2008, - 2:20 pm

Happy Jerusalem Day

By Debbie Schlussel
Today is the 41st anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. It marks the day Israeli soldiers rescued the holiest of Jewish sites, the Western Wall of the Jewish Temple, from disrepair and abandonment under Jordanian occupation.
It’s not as happy an occasion as it once was, with the pressure on from America for Israel to give up the part of Jerusalem that was liberated and return it back to the Muslims who soiled it. The Temple and the nearby mosque were never as free as they have been under Israel.
While we’re often told that Muslims have equal claim to Jerusalem, in fact that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Jerusalem has always been a Jewish city and its status as a city holy to Islam is a political creation, not founded in Islamic history (and never mentioned even once in the Koran). Read my article, “Whose Jerusalem?” for the complete picture.

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Israeli Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren Sounds the Shofar (Ram’s Horn) upon the Recapture of the Western Wall (the holiest site in Judaism)

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3 Responses

There are a lot of myths surrounding Jerusalem. The claim of Islamic affection for the city is debunked by the fact it was never the capital of any Islamic power and Jerusalem was secondary to Mecca in Muslim eyes. No Arab ruler visited the city when the eastern half of it was under Jordanian rule from 1948 to 1967. The only reason Jerusalem is controversial today is quite simply because the Jews rule it.

NormanF on June 2, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Just for your general knowledge (which I’m sure you are already aware of but I can’t emphasize it enough) exspecially directed to those who are under the delusion that Jerusalem belongs to the Arabs; Jerusalem is mentioned 700 TIMES in the Tanach ( Jewish Bible) but NOT mentioned at all in the Koran and the islamists have the audacity to claim Jerusalem theirs.
Who’s the real occupier now?
[AS: YES, I WROTE ABOUT THIS (THE NUMBER OF TIMES JERUSALEM IS MENTIONED IN THE TANACH IS AT LEAST 667 TIMES) IN MY PIECE, “WHOSE JERUSALEM?” WHICH IS LINKED IN THIS POST. DS]

American Sabrah on June 2, 2008 at 4:11 pm

I’m just another goyim (specifically, one of those scary evangelicals), but I’m praying for the peace of Jerusalem.

DocLiberty on June 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm

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