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Posted: 9/21/2001 1:03:33 PM EDT
Now I just want to state that this was sent to me and have nothing agents Muslims. Also this is not intended to be a start of a flame war just info. > These were compiled by a Christian university professor: > > HERE'S THE BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY.... > > This takes just a few minutes to read. It makes sense and it's not > slanted. > > 1. Nationhood and Jerusalem: Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, two > thousand years before the rise of Islam. > > 2. 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. > > 3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BCE 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. > > 4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 CE lasted no more than > 22 years. > > 5. 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 to visit. > > 6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy > Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran. > > 7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to > Jerusalem. > > 8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward > Jerusalem. > > 9. 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 seeing an Israeli soldier. >
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 1:04:20 PM EDT
> 10. The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab > brutality, persecution and pogroms. > > 11. 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. > > 12. 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. > > 13. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The 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. > > 14. The PLO'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. > > 15. 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, protected and made accessible to people > of all faiths. > > 16. The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs of the 175 Security Council > resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel. > > 17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were > directed against Israel. > > 18. The U. N was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the > Jordanians. > > 19. The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the > ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives. > > 20. The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like policy > of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. > > These are incredible times. We have to ask what our role should be. What > will we tell our grandchildren we did when there was a turning point in > Jewish destiny, an opportunity to make a difference?
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