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Arab "love" of Jerusalem?

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Submitted by Susan Ireland (Israel), Jun 7, 2006 at 03:35

What the Arabs have is not love of Jerusalem, to be compared in any way, shape or form with Jewish love of Jerusalem. What they have is hatred of Jews.

The area that was controlled by Muslims before the Six Day War was a filthy dump - that's how much it meant to them.

As for Jews who lack love of Jerusalem, it is a great tragedy, but is not a reflection of Torah Judaism. Many of our people are far from the Torah and a life imbued for its values. Their lack of love shows what they have not learned, what they have not been taught. It is not something lacking from Judaism. In addition to constantly praying for the peace of Jerusalem, we pray that all of our people should be brought close to Torah and mitzvot, and we reach out to further that goal. ....


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