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Keep Jerusalem אם אשכחך

Every year, Jews commemorate a three-week mourning period, beginning with the 17th of Tammuz, the day the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans in the 1st century CE, and culminating on the 9th of Av, the date of the destruction of the First and Second Temples.  • 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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