facts on the
Holy Land .
Benjamin Netanyahu gave an interview
and was asked about
Israel 's occupation of Arab lands
-- his response was 'It's our land.'
The reporter (CNN or the like) was
stunned -- read below 'It's our
It's important information since we
don't get fair and accurate
from the media and facts tend to get
lost in the jumble of daily events.
'Crash Course on the Arab Israeli
Here are overlooked facts in the
current Middle East situation.
These were compiled by a Christian
BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT
( It takes just 1.5 minutes to
It makes sense and it's not slanted.
Jew and non-Jew -- it doesn't
1. Nationhood and Jerusalem . Israel
became a nation in 1312 B.C.E. Two
thousand years before the rise of
2. Arab refugees in Israel began
identifying themselves as part of a
Palestinian people in 1967, two
decades after the establishment of
modern State of Israel.
3. 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
for the past 3,300 years.
4. The only Arab dominion since the
conquest in 635 C.E lasted no more
than 22 years.
5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem
has been the Jewish capital.
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
8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem ..
Muslims pray with their backs toward
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.
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
the 100,000,000 refugees of all
nationalities since World War II,
theirs is the only refugee
group in the world that has never
been absorbed or integrated into
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
14. 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
autonomy under the Palestinian
Authority, and has supplied them.
15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish
holy sites were desecrated and the
were denied access to places of
worship. Under Israeli rule, all
and Christian sites have been
preserved and made accessible to
people of all
16. The U.N. Record on Israel and
the Arabs: of the 175 Security
resolutions passed before 1990, 97
were directed against Israel .
17. Of the 690 General Assembly
resolutions voted on before 1990,
were directed against Israel .
18. The U.N was silent while 58
Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed
19. The U.N. Was silent while the
Jordanians systematically desecrated
the ancient Jewish cemetery on the
Mount of Olives .
20. The U.N.. Was silent while the
Jordanians enforced an
policy of preventing Jews from
visiting the Temple Mount and the
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
in Jewish destiny, an opportunity to
make a difference?