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Harrak, you have to try a little harder!

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Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Jun 25, 2006 at 05:55

You say: -"Modern archaeology traces the earliest written record of the city to Egyptian records of the Bronze Age . It is thought that the city existed at least as long ago as 3000 BCE . During the Canaanite period, it had the name Urušalim, meaning "the city of peace". source wikipedia.

My dear friend, did it ever occur to you that most of the historical evidence on which people are basing their speculations and hypotheses with regard to the origins of Jerusalem (or Yerusholayim if you wish) is found in the Holy Bible, The Book of Books which was revealed to the Mankind through the Jewish people. This is acknowledged even in your Koran, a fact which evidently you prefer to ignore for your present objectives .

The Bible is considered as one of the most reliable available documentary sources for the events and places mentioned in it for several reasons. First of all, The Bible is unique in its unbiased documentation of the history of the Jewish people. It reveals to us Jewish defeats and failures as well as victories. This is in sharp contrast with the contemporary Egyptian and Mesopotamic records in which only the victories (either real or imaginary) are documented. Also in sharp contrast with the documents of other nations, as well as with the Arab-Islamic narrative, the Bible mercilessly whips and criticizes the Jewish people for not rising up to the moral standards expected from God's Chosen People. Independently unearthed archeological evidence (which unfortunately is systematically and intentionally destroyed wherever possible by your brothers in faith) also, as a rule, is corroborating the data revealed to us in the Bible.

Now back to your pathetic efforts to discredit the exclusive ties of the Jewish People to Jerusalem: -"I say: how can one claim something that he did not build! and did not name!" For your educated information: no one ever claimed that Jerusalem did not exist before the Jewish people took it over, along with the rest of the Promised Land of Canaan. One needs only to open the Bible and read that already in the times of Abraham, some 3,500 years ago, he met with the King of Shalem (which was one of the ancient names of Jerusalem), and also in the Book of Joshua, which documents the takeover of Canaan by the Jews some 500 years later, Jerusalem is mentioned among the cities to be conquered. BUT those Canaanite people you are trying to suggest having no less right in Jerusalem than the Jewish people have a minor technical problem: THEY NO LONGER EXIST! They vanquished from the pages of history thousands of years ago. And the Arabs are by no means their heirs in spite of your pathetic insinuations.

Now regarding your quasi naïve question: -"If one allows himself to say god gave it to me, than why blaming the other for doing the same!" the answer is very simple and straightforward: GO AHEAD AND PROVE IT! The Jewish People is the only people on the face of this Earth who have an authentic written document which proves that their land, the Land of Israel, was given to them by God. For this end, the crude Islamic forgery of the Holy Bible cannot hold water!

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