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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Mar 11, 2008 at 12:56

One of the earliest mentions of Jerusalem in the Old Testament scriptures is Joshua 10:1. Joshua was writing in about the 14th Century B.C., and was appointed by Moses to succeed him. At that time the king of Jerusalem was Adonizedek.

Long before that, however, Israel was the home of the Hebrews, their leader Abraham, whom God lead out of Ur to become His People, the Jews, and to settle in what is now modern Israel. What is now Israel, however, is not the entire land given to the Jews, but only a small part of it. A statement that the Jews have no claim to Jerusalem, is not only an out-and-out lie, it is historically incorrect as well.

The Temple may have been destroyed in 70 A.D. but the Jewish people will never be wiped out from the Earth.

For Issam Sissalem to claim that "There is no historical text . .. " or that "The Bible . . .has no connection to history" is so blatantly outrageous that it is laughable. The Bible is basically the history of the Jews. A large part of claims such as Mr. Sissalem's are often due to jealousy, which as everyone knows, is a destructive force. Stupidity is hereditary, but ignorance is curable.


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3Some truths about Jerusalem and the Temple Mount [289 words]YJ DraimanJul 17, 2016 21:45230478
Historical fact [12 words]Peter BadakiDec 11, 2017 18:37230478
Seems pretty clear cut to me what is happening here [94 words]Cleveland Heights EdMar 24, 2018 15:09230478
About Reader Comments........ [42 words]Golden ISAMay 4, 2010 00:36172083
No Jew has the right to yield the rights of the Jewish People in Israel - David Ben Gurion [208 words]YJ DraimanMar 25, 2018 22:05172083
2More untruths uncovered [211 words]Rebecca MouldsMar 11, 2008 12:56122399
1The history recognises Jews , not Israel ! [133 words]brohiMar 13, 2008 06:10122399
1In the long run, I'm not convinced the historic truth matters [131 words]Charles MartelMar 13, 2008 12:50122399
3This goes well beyond ... [303 words]Chaz MartelMar 7, 2012 12:01122399
3Basing a culture and religion on lies [75 words]NechamaJan 29, 2008 22:59119266
1Historical fact [44 words]PeterDec 11, 2017 19:31119266
1no muslim has any real claim to Jerusalem [154 words]Phil GreendJun 1, 2007 16:2695690
1It Goes Back To When God Promised Israel To The Jews [84 words]AnneMMar 11, 2008 11:0295690
3The Absurd Claim [224 words]Muhammad AriefJul 17, 2006 23:1249960
If this doesn't illuminate how ignorant these people are, nothing will! [29 words]PDMJul 17, 2006 17:1049944

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