ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM FACTS

John Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Tue Aug 15 21:22:56 MDT 2006


>ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM FACTS
>
>      A history lesson worth repeating:
>
>1. ISRAEL BECAME A STATE IN 1312 B.C., TWO MILLENNIA BEFORE
>ISLAM;
>
>2. ARAB REFUGEES FROM ISRAEL BEGAN CALLING THEMSELVES 
>"PALESTINIANS"  IN 1967, TWO DECADES AFTER (MODERN) ISRAELI
>STATEHOOD;
>
>3. AFTER CONQUERING THE LAND IN 1272 B.C., JEWS RULED IT FOR A
>THOUSAND YEARS AND MAINTAINED A CONTINUOUS PRESENCE THERE FOR 3,300 YEARS;
>
>4. FOR OVER 3,300 YEARS, JERUSALEM WAS THE JEWISH CAPITAL. IT
>WAS NEVER THE CAPITAL OF ANY ARAB OR MUSLIM ENTITY. EVEN UNDER
>JORDANIAN RULE, (EAST) JERUSALEM WAS NOT MADE THE CAPITAL, AND NO ARAB
>LEADER CAME TO VISIT IT;
>
>5. JERUSALEM IS MENTIONED OVER 700 TIMES IN THE BIBLE, BUT NOT
>ONCE IS IT MENTIONED IN THE QUR'AN;
>
>6. KING DAVID FOUNDED JERUSALEM; MOHAMMED NEVER SET FOOT IN IT;
>
>7. JEWS PRAY FACING JERUSALEM; MUSLIMS FACE MECCA. IF THEY ARE 
>BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES, MUSLIMS PRAY FACING MECCA, WITH THEIR
>BACKS  TO JERUSALEM;
>
>8. IN 1948, ARAB LEADERS URGED THEIR PEOPLE TO LEAVE, PROMISING TO 
>CLEANSE THE LAND OF JEWISH PRESENCE. 68% OF THEM FLED WITHOUT
>EVER SETTING EYES ON AN ISRAELI SOLDIER;
>
>9. VIRTUALLY THE ENTIRE JEWISH POPULATION OF MUSLIM COUNTRIES
>HAD TO FLEE AS THE RESULT OF VIOLENCE AND POGROMS;
>
>10. SOME 630,000 ARABS LEFT ISRAEL IN 1948, WHILE CLOSE TO A
>MILLION JEWS WERE FORCED TO LEAVE THE MUSLIM COUNTRIES;
>
>11. IN SPITE OF THE VAST TERRITORIES AT THEIR DISPOSAL, ARAB
>REFUGES WERE DELIBERATELY PREVENTED FROM ASSIMILATING INTO THEIR
>HOST COUNTRIES. OF 100 MILLION REFUGEES FOLLOWING WORLD WAR 2, THEY
>ARE THE ONLY GROUP TO HAVE NEVER INTEGRATED WITH THEIR
>CORELIGIONISTS. MOST OF THE JEWISH REFUGEES FROM EUROPE AND ARAB LANDS WERE
>SETTLED IN ISRAEL, A COUNTRY NO LARGER THAN NEW JERSEY;
>
>12. THERE ARE 22 ARAB COUNTRIES, NOT COUNTING PALESTINE. THERE
>IS ONLY ONE JEWISH STATE. ARABS STARTED ALL FIVE WARS AGAINST
>ISRAEL,AND LOST EVERY ONE OF THEM;
>
>13. FATAH AND HAMAS CONSTITUTIONS STILL CALL FOR THE DESTRUCTION
>OF ISRAEL. ISRAEL CEDED MOST OF THE WEST BANK AND ALL OF GAZA TO
>THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY, AND EVEN PROVIDED IT WITH ARMS;
>
>14. DURING THE JORDANIAN OCCUPATION, JEWISH HOLY SITES WERE 
>VANDALIZED AND WERE OFF LIMITS TO JEWS. UNDER ISRAELI RULE, ALL
>MUSLIM AND CHRISTIAN HOLY SITES ARE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL FAITHS;
>
>15. OUT OF 175 UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS UP TO
>1990, 97 WERE AGAINST ISRAEL; OUT OF 690 GENERAL ASSEMBLY
>RESOLUTIONS, 429 WERE AGAINST ISRAEL;
>
>16. THE U.N. WAS SILENT WHEN THE JORDANIANS DESTROYED 58
>SYSTEMATICALLY DESECRATED THE ANCIENT JEWISH CEMETERY ON THE
>MOUNT OF OLIVES, AN D IT REMAINED SILENT WHEN JORDAN ENFORCED
>APARTHEID LAWS PREVENTING JEWS FROM ACCESSING THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND WESTERN
>WALL.
>
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