A point of view in regards to Jerusalem, interesting for Jews and non Jews.

May 21, 2013   ·   0 Comments

 Rabbi N.L.Cordoso


Nationality and Jerusalem

Israel became a nation in 1312 BC – For two thousand years  before the rise of Islam.

Arab refugees began to identify themselves as  Palestinian people in 1967, twenty years after the creation of the modern State of Israel.

Jews from the Jewish conquest in 1272 b.c. lived on this earth for a thousand years, and continuous presence in the past 3,300 years.

The only period of Arab dominion lasted 22 years – the conquest in the year 635.

For more than 3300 years Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital.

Jerusalem was never the capital of any Arab or Muslim country.

Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital, and Arab leaders did not come to visit Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is mentioned over seven hundred times in Tanach, the Jewish  Holy Scripture.

Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Koran!

King David founded Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.

Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs against the city, facing the Mecca.

Arab and Jewish Refugees:

In 1948, the Arabs were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders,  to purge Jews from the face of this earth. 68% of the Arabs left Israel, never having seeing an Israeli soldier.

Jews were forced to leave Arab countries due to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 was estimated at 630,000.

About the same number were Jewish refugees from Arab countries. Arab refugees were not integrated into the Arab countries, despite the vast Arab territory.

Of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II it is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated in the countries where their own peoples live.

  • Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel, a country no larger than New Jersey.
  • Arabs are represented by eight separate nations, not including the Palestinians.
  • There is only one Jewish nation.
  • The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost.
  • Israel defended itself each time and won.
  • The PLO’s Charter still calls for the destruction of  State of Israel.
  • Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank, created the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them with weapons.
  • Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were not allowed to pray there.
  • Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.


The Arab-Israeli Conflict. Resolutions of the United Nations about Israel and the Arabs:

  • Of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.
  • Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions up to 1990 429  were directed against Israel.
  • The UN was silent while the Jordanians destroyed 58 synagogues  in Jerusalem.
  • The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.
  • The UN was silent while the Jordanians had policies  similar to apartheid, preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western  wall.

The truth and the pursuit of peace are universal values.

Rabbi N.L. Kordoso, famous religious philosopher and author of many books. He lives in Jerusalem.





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