The Middle East is on fire yet the evil anti Semitic prick Obama buries his head in the sand and does nothing.
This says it all for me.
Instead of helping out our only real friend in the world the evil one does what the rest of Jewish hating world does blame all the world’s ills on Israel.
Most of the world’s news media outlets will report this as Israeli’s fault when in reality this was Hamas, Iran, and The Muslim Brotherhood’s attack on Israel to force the Jewish people to defend themselves against the aggressors.
Iran and Russia are behind the Middle East being on fire.
Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Syria are on the verge of falling into the hands of Al Qaeda, The Muslim Brotherhood, and Iran.
This will set up caliphate, which will turn the entire Middle East against Israel.
Once this happens The Iran will lead the nations of the Middle East to attack Israel.
Russia will supply the arms.
If you think I am kidding, I am not.
Jerusalem is the Holy center of Judaism.
The Bible mentions Jerusalem 622 times.
The Koran never mentions Jerusalem.
Ask the Rabbi wrote this- Jerusalem is mentioned many hundreds of times in the Jewish Bible. As for the Chumash (Five Books of Moses), it is true that the word “Jerusalem” does not appear there. Most simply, this is because it was not yet called Jerusalem.Under Jebusite rule and earlier, Jerusalem was divided into two cities, the western part called Jeru (Yere) and the eastern part called Salem (Shalem). Both of these names do appear in the Five Books: “And Malki-Tzedek, King of Shalem” (Genesis 14:18). “And Abraham called that place…Yere” (Genesis 21:14).
Around the time of Joshua’s conquest, the Amorites consolidated the two halves of the city, and they combined the two names: Jeru-salem. From this point on in history, our Bible refers to Jerusalem countless times.
Furthermore, the Chumash refers 19 times to “the place that G-d will choose” as the center for Jewish life and religion (e.g. Deuteronomy 12:11, 14, etc.) The Prophets Shmuel and Gad finally reveal to King David that this chosen place is Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
So here’s another reason Jerusalem isn’t mentioned explicitly in the Chumash as the holy city: It hadn’t yet been revealed as such. Maimonides, writing around 800 years ago, offers three reasons that the Chumash does not reveal the identity of the holy city:
1. If the nations had learned that this place would express the highest Jewish ideals, they would have united in an effort to occupy and prevent the Jews from ever controlling it. (Sound familiar?)
2. If they had known of Jerusalem’s spiritual stature, they may have tried to take advantage of its spiritual nature by making it into a center of idol worship.
3. Each of the twelve tribes would have desired to have Jerusalem in their borders, and this would lead to disunity.
Once the Jews had conquered and divided the land, the above ceased to be considerations.
So, in conclusion, Jerusalem played a prominent part in Jewish history and writings more than two thousand years before Islam’s rise and the writing of the Koran, which makes no mention of Jerusalem.
- Jerusalem, Eye of the Universe by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quoted from the Bible.
Please read this from Reuters-
Beset by questions about Jerusalem’s future in talks with the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached for the Bible on Wednesday to stake out the Jewish state’s contested claim on the city.
Netanyahu told a parliamentary session commemorating Israel’s capture of East Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 war that “Jerusalem” and its alternative Hebrew name “Zion” appear 850 times in the Old Testament, Judaism’s core canon.
“As to how many times Jerusalem is mentioned in the holy scriptures of other faiths, I recommend you check,” he said.
Citing such ancestry, Israel calls all of Jerusalem its “eternal and indivisible” capital — a designation not recognized abroad, where many powers support Arab claims to East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
The dispute is further inflamed by the fact East Jerusalem houses al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third-holiest shrine, on a plaza that Jews revere as the vestige of two biblical Jewish temples.
Heckled by a lawmaker from Israel’s Arab minority, Netanyahu offered a lesson in comparative religion from the lectern.
“Because you asked: Jerusalem is mentioned 142 times in the New Testament, and none of the 16 various Arabic names for Jerusalem is mentioned in the Koran. But in an expanded interpretation of the Koran from the 12th century, one passage is said to refer to Jerusalem,” he said.
Responding to Netanyahu’s citations, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said: “I find it very distasteful, this use of religion to incite hatred and fear. East Jerusalem is an occupied Palestinian town, and East Jerusalem cannot continue to be occupied if there is to be peace.”
Destroyed as a Jewish capital by the Romans in the 1st century AD, Jerusalem was a Christian city under their Byzantine successors before falling to Muslim Arabs in the 7th. European Crusaders regained it for a century, after which came 700 years of Muslim rule until Britain defeated the Ottoman Turks in 1917.
As Britain prepared to quit, the United Nations proposed international rule for the city in 1947 as a “corpus separatum.”
That proposal was overtaken by fighting that left Israel holding West Jerusalem in 1948 and Jordanian forces in East Jerusalem. Israel then took the rest in the Six Day War of 1967.
The city, within boundaries defined by Israel but not recognized internationally, is now home to 750,000 people, two in three of them Jews and the rest mostly Muslim Palestinians.
Netanyahu did not refer in his speech to indirect peace negotiations with the Palestinians that resumed this month after 1-1/2 years of U.S. trouble-shooting. Diplomacy has been mired by mutual recrimination, including from Israel over the Palestinian refusal to formally recognize it as a Jewish state.
This has ossified into diehard hostility among Palestinians aligned with Islamist Hamas, while those more inclined toward peacemaking accuse Israel of sabotaging prospects by treating occupied land as a Jewish birthright that can be freely seized.
Netanyahu said Israel would retain control over all of Jerusalem while ensuring freedom of worship at its holy sites.
Such assertions are challenged by Palestinians given that Israel, over the last decade of fighting, has often limited their access to al-Aqsa. Christians in the adjacent West Bank complain of similar difficulties in reaching Jerusalem churches.
“There is no undercutting, nor do I intend to undercut, the connection of others to Jerusalem,” Netanyahu said.
“But I do confront the attempt to undercut and warp or obfuscate the unique connection that we, the people of Israel, have to the capital of Israel.”