The word alone is pure magic. And yet it is one of the most contested cities in the world. But it flourishes against all odds, in the face of it’s enemies it stands strong and continues to grow even if UN wants to issue resolutions every time when a Jew wants to add a bathroom to his house. No, this is not a joke. It has actually happened.
Yom Yerushalayim celebrates the unification of both parts of Yerushalayim. For many years the Old City was under Jordanian control and Jews were forbidden to go there. And yes, it did include the Western Wall. Interestingly enough, there was no UN resolution about that. Wonder why. Not even when the Jordanians demolished synagogues and used tombstones from the Jewish cemetery to pave the road. If anyone here has a political parallel coming up – please, feel free to have it.
Now Obama wants to return Israel to the 1967 borders. And Spain is planning to recognize these imaginary boarders. Meanwhile in Scotland, Glasgow city council busily banning Israeli books. So I guess no more scotch for me. That is OK, I like Vodka better anyway. With all this going on what do the Israeli do? Nothing. They are too busy to butt into other people business. Unless, of course, there is a tsunami or something, then, they are always there to help. And no, there has not been any UN resolutions about that.
Having said this I just want to show you some simple statistics:
Jerusalem was considered to be a Jewish capitol for more then 3000 years.
Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.
It was never an arab or a muslim capitol.
Even during Jordanian occupation there was no plans to make it a capitol and arab leaders did not come to visit it.
Jerusalem is mentioned in Torah more than 700 times, but it is not mentioned in Koran even once.
Jerusalem was founded by a Jewish king – King David.
Mohamed never been to Jerusalem.
When Jews all over the word pray, they turn their faces towards Jerusalem.
When muslims pray, they face Mecca – in the opposite direction from Jerusalem. And they “face” Jerusalem with their back sides.
On the morning of June 7Th 1967 (28 Iyar 5727), Israel captured the Old City of Jerusalem.
Later that day, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan declared:
We did not come to Jerusalem for the sake of other peoples’ holy places, and not to interfere with the adherents of other faiths, but in order to safeguard its entirety, and to live there together with others, in unity.
And here are so more Israeli video statistics: