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Keep Jerusalem אם אשכחך

Since the liberation of the Old City in 1967, Israel has allowed the Islamic wakf full jurisdiction over the Temple Mount. Between 1999 and 2001, the wakf, conducting illegal excavations on the Temple Mount, dumped more than 13,000 tons of rubble, containing artifcats and remains from the First and Second Temple periods, into the Kidron Valley.  • Read more »
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  • There has been a Jewish presence in Jerusalem for 3,000 years and a Jewish majority since at least 1844.

  • Since Israel united Jerusalem in 1967, the Arab population has quadrupled, and Jerusalem has become an open international city embracing all religions.

  • Today there are 225,000 Jews living in East Jerusalem, half the total population of the Eastern part of the city.

  • Jerusalem was never the capital of any other nation in history except for the Jews.

  • During Jordanian rule over Jerusalem (1948 – 1967) the city was gravely neglected and closed to Jews and Christians. Today, the city flourishes and is open to all religions.

  • Until 1967, the Palestinians considered themselves to be an integral part of the Arab world and not as a separate nationality. Moreover, they never before claimed that Jerusalem was their capital.

  • Jerusalem never appears even once in the Koran. The prophet of Islam never once visited Jerusalem. There is only a Moslem legend that claims that Mohammed was brought to Jerusalem in the dark of night by the angel Gabriel.



 
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