The circle is complete…The circle that started with King David first sitting in Jerusalem as the ancient capital of the Jewish state…We have returned…This time, to stay…
It is only under Jewish sovereignty for the past 44 years that people of ALL faiths, Christians, Muslims and Jews, have been allowed free access to their holy sites in Israel’s capital.
Prior to 1967, under Muslim control of Jerusalem, only Muslims were allowed access to the holy places. It was (and is) considered a desecration for Jewish or Christian “infidels” to tread on any area that the Muslims consider holy…basic anywhere that they do not want Christians or Jews…
No effort was made to maintain, develop or preserve the sites considered holy to Judaism and Christianity. To the contrary, synagogues were made into stables and used as latrines, Jewish gravestones were used to pave roads, and anybody not of the Muslim faith was allowed to enter the holy places of Jerusalem.
Once the Jews re-took control, all this changed…In Jerusalem, the re-united Capital of Israel, under Jewish control…
Free access to ALL faiths to ALL sites, ongoing excavations and development of the sites holy to all faiths, while carefully preserving their sanctity and historic significance.
And so it will remain…And so it MUST remain…
Jerusalem Poll: Oppose international control of holy places 73%:21%, Oppose construction freeze 67%:23%
Reprinted from IMRA.org.il
Would you oppose or support having part of Jerusalem part of a Palestinian
Oppose any part 66% Support some Arab neighborhoods 23% [rest of table not
recorded in time]
Would you agree to international control of the holy places within the
framework of a peace agreement?
No 73% Yes 21% Don’t know 6%
Should construction be frozen in Jerusalem neighborhoods beyond the ’67
Build 67% Freeze 23% Don’t know 10%
Reprinted from YNetnews.com
Many years ago, I heard a speaker – a self-proclaimed Zionist – taking Israel’s national anthem, HaTikvah, to task. In her opinion, it didn’t speak to the Zionist dream, the true feeling of the Jewish heart aching to return home, or the mission of Zionism. She suggested that “The Impossible Dream” from the hit Broadway musical “The Man of La Mancha” take its place as the national anthem. The very words, she thought, encapsulated everything Zionism and Israel stands for:
To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow,
To run where the brave dare not go…
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