ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM FACTS*


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 rules it for a thousand years and maintained a continuous
presence there for 3,300 years;

4. The only Arab rule following conquest
in 633 A.D. lasted just 22 years;

5. 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;

6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the
bible, but not once is it mentioned in the Koran.

7. King David founded
Jerusalem; Mohammad never set foot in it;

8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem;
Muslims face Mecca. if they are between the two cities, Muslims pray facing
Mecca, with their backs to Jerusalem.

9. 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.

10. Virtually the
entire Jewish population of Muslim countries had to flee as the result of
violence and pogroms;

11. Some 630,000 Arabs left Israel in 1948, while
close to a million Jews were forced to leave the Muslim countries;

12. In
spite of the vast territories at their disposal, Arab refugees 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;

13. There
are 22 Muslim countries, not counting so-called Palestine. There is only one
Jewish state. Arabs started all five wars against Israel and lost every single
one of them;

14. Fatah and Hamas constitutions still call for the
destruction of Israel. Israel ceded most of the West Bank and all of Gaza t the
Palestinian Authority, and even provided it with arms;

15. 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;

16. 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;

17. The U.N. was silent when the Jordanians
destroyed 58 synagogues in the old city of Jerusalem. It remained silent while
Jordan systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of
Olives, and it remained silent when Jordan enforced apartheid laws preventing
jews from accessing the Temple Mount and Western Wall.

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