Jerusalem's Eternal Truths
- "PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM" (PSALM 122:6)
- Jerusalem is G-d's (Isaiah 60:14) G-d rules the world from Zion (Psalms 99-2/ 102:13) The correlation between the temple and the government capitol reflects that the true king in Jerusalem is G-d and not David or any of his seed.
- Deuteronomy explicitly teaches that Jerusalem has a unique status among all of Israel's cities, i.e. G-d rests His name in Jerusalem (Deuteronomy 12:11, 13:12, 14:23, 16:2, 11, 26:2) "G-D chose Jerusalem to rest His name there" (II Chronicles 6:6).
- Jerusalem's holiness is eternal (RAMBAM, Beit Habechira 6:15-16)
- Jerusalem's history revolves around the torah from its beginning to end of the torah.
- Jerusalem is mentioned in the torah over 700 times.
- Koran does not make even a single reference to Jerusalem
- Jerusalem only began to blossom with a Jewish presence
- "Zion" is the temple hilltop; Jewish nation also known as "Zion"
- A nationality of Palestine or Palestinian is a myth. Till 1948 the Jewish owned Jerusalem Post was called "Palestine Post."
- British Mandate powers referrd to the land as Palestine
- Autonomous sovereign governments of Jerusalem were Jewish for over 3,000 years (since David Hamelech)
- Arabs houses in Kidron Valley are on top of ancient Jewish tombs
- The Temple Mount is the sight of Creation
- Jerusalem is the gateway to heaven
- In the heavens there is a "Celestial Jerusalem" corresponding to Earth's Jerusalem
- About 200 biblical commandments are only performed in Jerusalem's Holy Temple
- Jerusalem was referred to in the scriptures as "The happiest place on Earth" משוש כל הארץ
- Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E., two thousand years before the rise of Islam.
- King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.
- Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.
- In violation of the 1949 Armistice Agreement, Jordan denied Israelis access to the Temple Wall and to the cemetery on the Mount of Olives, where Jews have been burying their dead for 2,500 years. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.
- The U.N was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians. The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives. The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
- After the Arab states' rejection of UN Resolution 181 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion declared that Israel would no longer accept the internationalization of Jerusalem.
- "You ought to let the Jews have Jerusalem, it was they who made it famous" (Winston Churchill, 1955)
- In 1953 and 1965, Jordan adopted laws abrogating the right of Christian religious and charitable institutions to acquire real estate in Jerusalem.
- King Hussein had neglected Jerusalem. After the capture of the Old City in 1967, much of the city lacked even the most basic municipal services — a steady water supply, plumbing and electricity.
- Hundreds of squatters made their homes in the Jewish Quarter. Israeli civil engineers cleared the ruins to rebuild the quarter, but only after offering compensation to the squatters.
- "For us, there is only one Jerusalem, and no other. It will be ours forever, and will never again be in the hands of foreigners. We will fearlessly face the entire world and will ensure the future of united Jerusalem. For Jerusalem is the anchor, root of life, and faith of the Jewish people and we will never again part with it.” (Ariel Sharon)
- “For three thousand years, Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish hope and longing. No other city has played such a dominant role in the history, culture, religion and consciousness of a people as has Jerusalem in the life of Jewry and Judaism. Throughout centuries of exile, Jerusalem remained alive in the hearts of Jews everywhere as the focal point of Jewish history, the symbol of ancient glory, spiritual fulfillment and modern renewal. If you want one simple word to symbolize all of Jewish history, that word would be 'Jerusalem.'” — Teddy Kollek
- In 1990, Congress passed a resolution declaring that "Jerusalem is and should remain the capital of the State of Israel" and "must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected."
- Palestinian Authority-appointed Mufti of Jerusalem, Ikrima Sabri, told the German publication Die Welt, "There is not [even] the smallest indication of the existence of a Jewish temple on this place in the past. In the whole city, there is not even a single stone indicating Jewish history."
- The Koran – the book of Islam – describes Solomon’s construction of the First Temple (34:13) and recounts the destruction of the First and Second Temples (17:7).
- "Iran" means "the land of Aryans"
- Jerusalem was destroyed in 67 CE and according to Zohar(?) "Jerusalem's exile" was destined for 2,000 yrs. G-d discounted it by 100 years, leaving an exile of 1,900 years, which expired on 1967 CE, exactly the year of Jerusalem's liberation.
- Kabbalists prophesized that Ishamael's dominion on Jerusalem would endure for the numerical value of G-d's blessing to Ishmael "ולישמעאל שמעתיך" i.e. 1,327+2=1,329. Omer Kaliph entered Jerusalem on year of 638 CE. Their dominion ended on 1967 CE, exactly 1,329 years after their entry.
- Kabbalists predicted that the numerical value of: "ערב" (לעת ערב יהיה אור) 272 years are applied to discount the 'decreed' messianic year of 6,000, i.e. 272 years before 6,000 there will be the light of Jerusalem's redemption which lands on the Jewish calendar year 5728, exactly within the year of the Six Day War, Jerusalem's liberation.
- "Urushalim is first found on Egyptian statues, circa 2500 B.C. "Urushalim", in fact is a word of Canaanite derivation; the prefix "uru", meaning "founded by", and the suffix "salem" or "Shalem,"
- Nachmanidies (Ramban) cites Josephus confirming that the Roman's were only able to conquer Judea thanks to the Jews granting them a foothold in their territories. (See also Rashi; Song of Songs 6:12) (Daniel 11:20- Rashi) See Nachmanidies' commentary Genesis 32:4 regarding this prophecy. The Jews' weakness is when he gives his enemy a foothold and we should not relive this mistake G-d forbid.
- Pres. Geo. Bush is in his twilight and is therefore rushing through a peace plan. Is it fair to rush the Israelis into a plan just because Geo. Bush is itching for a legacy?
- Is Olmert rushing this through because he is also seeking a legacy? Presently he's disgraced by the Second Lebanon War. He is looking for recognition from the international community, perhaps for a Nobel "Piece" Prize (to be in the company of Arafat is a bigger disgrace). The people must first decide through referendum and no politician alone should be empowered to act.
- Ariel Sharon gestured in the intial stages of the fateful Gush Katif disengagement that he would put the decision in the hands of the people. He was shocked by the results. The nation overwhelmingly rejected the disengagement proposal. Sharon's arrogance was unprecedented in Israel's history, announcing that he is going to disregard the voice of the people.
- PM Olmert is stacked with ongoing probes and investigations into his ethics like no other PM in Israeli history. It is a clear message that this PM cannot be trusted. It reminds us of the 1970's poster with a caption under then President Richard Nixon's photo, asking, "Would you buy a used car from this man?"
- The secular Israeli government does not respect Jerusalem. Jerusalem's unique status is a spiritual one based on the bible. Unfortunately a totally secular non-believer Jew will not understand its significance.
- The Israeli government has such a record from its inception till today. Ben Gurion's government was headquartered in Tel Aviv and designated it as the capitol. Only in 1952 after pressure from the religious Zionist camp did they agree to move the government to Jerusalem and declare it the capitol.
- The capturing of Jerusalem's Old City from King Hussein was not originally on the Six Day War's agenda. IDF chief chaplain Rabbi Goren persuaded Generals Yitzchak Rabin and Uzi Narkiss to retake the Old City.
- The US Congress passed a resolution during the Clinton administration to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. The push did not come from the Israeli government nor did they ever pursue it after its confirmation. It originated from the US evangelicals. Point made: The secular Israeli government does not respect Jerusalem.
- Abbas is not a realistic partner to negotiate lasting peace. He and his Fatah government are very weak and cannot be counted on to even be around in a few years. Hamas overshadows them and routed them out of Gaza. When Hamas wants to remove Fatah from the West Bank they will do that too. Israel's prisoner releases of 2007 were just to prop up Abbas' image in his people's eyes and lead them to think that Abbas is a real leader.
- In the meantime we know that there is a transparent and porous divide between Fatah and Hamas. Hamas members are in Fatah ranks. Arms and aid given to Fatah were handed over to Hamas in no time. Any Jerusalem territory ceded to Fatah will DEFINITELY become Hamas' capital.
- Islamist partners at the Anapolis conference demonstrated no goodwill towards Israel. They are not interested in living with Israel with mutual respect. They only came for the purpose of carving up Jerusalem. (The Islamic "partners" would not shake hands with the Israelis, nor would they allow them to enter through the same door. Israelis were humiliated by being told to enter through the service entrance.)