Jerusalem and Jews Under Attack

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The Mount, like other sacred Jewish sites in and near the Old City of Jerusalem, suffered even worse depredations from 1948 to 1967 when Jerusalem was a divided city and Jordan ruled the non-Israeli part of it. Gravestones on the Mount were ripped out and used to build roads and army barracks, and as walls and floors of latrines; parts of the cemetery were made into parking lots and a gas station.

In addition to such physical attacks and desecrations, Israeli Jews are subjected to what could be called a metaphysical assault—an ongoing campaign to deny their connection to Jerusalem and the rest of Israel and to appropriate their traditions.

In a recent case that made it from Palestinian Media Watch to primetime Israeli TV, a Palestinian academic perorated—a few days before Passover—that Moses was a Muslim, and so were the children of Israel who followed him out of Egypt to the Promised Land.

And shortly before that, a Hamas member of parliament put some of the physical and metaphysical aspects together, bellowing to a women’s procession in Gaza that

the Hamas woman in Gaza, the Palestinian woman, says that our blood is a sacrifice for Al-Aqsa Mosque [in Jerusalem], and that we will give Al-Aqsa Mosque the blood, and pave the road with body parts, until we liberate it…God willing….

Yes, it’s a difficult region. Anyone who looks at it seriously and candidly will not be promiscuous with the words democracy and peace.

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  • Indioviejo

    The legitimacy of Jewish Jerusalem does not add up with a Muslim claim based on the dream of a "night trip" by a notoriously delusional Mahamed. Therefore to Muslims fantasy is reality and they conveniently project thenselves into any historical, arqueological or anthropological narrative that serves their purpose. It protects their inferiority complex from open exposure, so they think.

  • Marty

    islam has no legitimate claim on Jerusalem or anywhere else for that matter. arab muslims occupied Jerusalem after islam burst out of arabia in the middle of the seventh century and began its brutal conquest of the rest of the world. For the next fourteen centuries muslims made life as miserable for Jews as they possibly could and are still doing so whenever they have the opportunity. muslims take full advantage of the freedom that Israel guarantees all people under its jurisdiction. Not that they have ever revealed any gratitude and not that they ever will. muslims are corrupted and made miserable by a death cult founded by a genocidal sociopath. Their culture is only one of poverty and institutionalized violence. A democracy with a Jewish majority is completely alien to them and they cannot tolerate it. It is such people that the American government is telling Israel to give concessions to in order to achieve a lasting peace.

  • Dr. John

    Bravo Marty!

  • Marty

    Thank you.

  • KKKK

    to one and all, islam is jsut doign what it always has been doing sicne the Death Cult was born in the 7th Century Arabia. it has been claimign what belongs to others, from holy sites like Jerusalem to their inventions, suhc as chess. it has been hating Jews since the day Mo mrudered 800-950 Jewish men and boys in the massacre we all know. they've bene hating Christians and persecutign them since the day Mo declared them to be "infideals" worthy of death [Quran 9.5, 19]

  • Bert

    And just where is the craven self-debased Netanyahu government? The main problem is NOT the Arab enemy. Rather it is the morally rotten Jewish leadership that makes up the Jewish establishments in both Israel and the U.S.


      Here in the USSA, the rotten is 498 "Christians" in govt, and 38 Jews in govt here.
      People need to take responsibility for their OWN people before throwing stones at other people/s

    • aspacia


      The Muslims instigated the violence, not Jews. It is the vast Muslim majority ME that refuses to absorb its brethren, unlike Israel that absorbed its 650,000 brethren driven from Arab lands.

  • Brujo Blanco

    One thing that has happened is Jews have been killed with rocks. Israel authorities have used deadly force in these situations to protect people from being killed. Then the Israel authorities arendenounced by the international community accusing them of killing children for throwing stones.

  • Raymond in DC

    I lived in Jerusalem for a while in the 1970s, wandering outside "Jewish" areas from time to time, but never experienced any such behavior. The reason? After Israel's 1967 victory Jews asserted their rights in Jerusalem and defended them. Even after the surprise attack of 1973, Israel emerged victorious, if chastised. Still, no one messed with Israel's security forces.

    What's happened since is that Israeli leaders, under decades of pressure from outside, have come to doubt the righteousness of their cause. They believe "restraint is strength" and don't want to exacerbate troubles. So they let local Arabs have virtual free reign without fear of serious retribution. It's now the Jews that are deterred, not their enemies. Such weakness only invites aggression.

    Israeli leaders have also forgotten a basic principle: If one doesn't assert and defend his claims, those claims are de facto ceded to other claimants. It's not just that the Arabs are working to "take back" Jerusalem. It's that Israel isn't defending it.

  • Ronald Johnston

    This racist terrorist president of ours, osama obama, has to be held responsible for all the terror visited upon Israel for the last 3+ years!!!!

  • Disgusted

    That Arab boys' school should have been demolished already, and teachers and students all imprisoned. All Arabs in that neighborhood should be evicted, and that's that. But no, Israel authorities coddle them and kiss their asses. Why in the world would anyone want to make aliyah to such a stupid, cowardly place, one that refuses to protect its Jewish citizens, expels them by the thousands from their homes villages and farms, all to soothe the hearts and win over the minds of genocidal maniacs sworn to their extermination, and gives the land and buildings over to the crazed killers to turn into launching sites for unceasing rocket barrages? Total insanity! Meshuggah!

  • Jakareh

    Muslims should be kicked out from every civilized country, including Israel.

    • Lady_Dr

      AGREED! And at the same time we should drill, drill, drill so we can stop buying their oil. It the market for their oil drys up soon they will be be back to the way we found them: riding camels and killing each other (instead of us – thank goodness).

  • Dr. John

    To Disgusted, the reason one should want to make aliyah is to make one's contribution and help Israel be stronger. Let us not hasten to denounce Israel's fortitude. It makes mistakes and shows weakness, but the ongoing security challenges it faces are like no others. On the other hand, its various security forces work diligently, inside and outside of Israel, all the time and mostly do great work, and that is why terrorism has been kept to a minimum in recent years.