Nationhood and Jerusalem - Israel became a nation in
1312 B.C.E., two thousand years
before the rise of Islam.
Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves
as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades
after the establishment of
the modern State of Israel.
Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 B.C.E. the Jews have
had dominion over the land
for one thousand years with a continuous presence
in the land for the past 3,300 years.
have only had control of Israel twice - from 634 until
the Crusader invasion in June 1099, and from 1292 until the
year 1517 when they were dispelled by the Turks in their
For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish
capital. Jerusalem has
never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim
entity. Even when the Jordanians
occupied Jerusalem, they never sought
to make it their capital, and Arab leaders did not come
Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the
Jewish Holy Scriptures.
Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran. There
are vague references to Jerusalem in the Hadiths - stories
about Mohammed - that he stopped his night journey (which
the Koran explains took place in a dream!) at the "farther
mosque" (or "distant place"). Muslims
explain that this means "at the edge of the Temple
mount", although no direct reference to Jerusalem
or the Temple Mount is made.
King David established the city of Jerusalem as Israel's
capital. Mohammed never came
Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Some
Muslims (i.e. those between Israel and Saudi Arabia)
pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.
Arab and Jewish Refugees - In 1948 the Arab refugees
were encouraged to leave
Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the
land of Jews. Sixty eight percent left without ever
The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands
due to Arab brutality,
persecution and pogroms.
The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948
is estimated to be around
630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from
Arab lands is estimated to be the same.
Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or
integrated into the Arab lands
to which they fled, despite the vast
Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since
World War II, theirs is the only
refugee group in the world that has
never been absorbed or integrated into their own peoples'
lands. Jewish refugees were completely
absorbed into Israel, a country
no larger than the state of New Jersey.
The Arab - Israeli Conflict - The Arabs are represented
by eight separate nations,
not including the Palestinians. There is only
nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and
lost. Israel defended
itself each time and won.
The P.L.O.'s Charter still calls for the destruction
of the State of Israel.
Israel has given the Palestinians most of the
West Bank land, autonomy under
the Palestinian Authority, and has
supplied them with weapons.
Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated
and the Jews were denied
access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule,
all Muslim and Christian sites
have been preserved and made accessible
to people of all faiths.
The U.N. Record on Israel and the Arabs - Of the 175
Security Council resolutions
passed before 1990, 97 were directed against
Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before
1990, 429 were directed
The U.N was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were
destroyed by the Jordanians.
The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians systematically
desecrated the ancient Jewish
cemetery on the Mount of Olives.
The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians enforced an
apartheid-like policy of preventing
Jews from visiting the Temple Mount
and the Western Wall.