COLUMN SEVENTY-TWO, JUNE 1, 2002
(Copyright © 2002 The Blacklisted Journalist)
ANCIENT HISTORY FACTS
if in answer to an alleged Moslem historian's version of ancient history that
members of the fundamentalist Far-Left circulated on the Internet some time ago
to justify Arab claims to Palestine (see /column64f11.html),
Jewish cyberphiles are now circulating the following "fact sheet," allegedly
compiled by an unnamed Christian university professor:
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
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
The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 C.E. lasted no more than 22
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.
Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures.
Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.
King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.
Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims 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 seeing an Israeli soldier.
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
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 one Jewish nation. The Arab
nations initiated all five wars and lost. Israel defended itself each time and
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.
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 UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security Council resolutions
passed before 1990; there were 97
directed against Israel.
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
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. ##
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