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1 Corinthians 9:11
"If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it
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by Phyllis Williams
Apparently, Benjamin Netanyahu gave an interview and was asked about Israel's
occupation of Arab lands -- his response was "It's our land." The reporter (I
think it was CNN or the like) was stunned -- read below "it's our land..."
The following material was written by an American Christian professor. It's
important information to know since we don't get fair and accurate reporting
from the media and facts tend to get lost in the jumble of daily events. Crash
Course on the Arab Israeli Conflict. Here are overlooked facts in the current
Middle East situation. These were compiled by a Christian university professor.
HERE'S THE BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY....Takes just 1.5
minutes to read!!!! It makes sense and it's not slanted. Jew and non-Jew -- it
- 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.
- The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 C.E. lasted no more than
- 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
- Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward
- 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 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 one Jewish 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.
- 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
- The U.N. Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security Council
resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.
- Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were
directed against Israel.
- The U.N was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the
- 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.
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