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megimoo
03-18-2010, 05:31 PM
In a letter to US. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jewish leaders in Judea and Samaria explain the unshakeable historic and religious bonds between the Jewish People and Jerusalem.

The letter was written in response to President Obama’s and Clinton’s criticism of Israel’s intentions to build in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo. The neighborhood is a part of Jerusalem-proper, and is surrounded nearly completely by Jewish-populated areas. Though it is part of area liberated by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, it was not recaptured from Jordan, but was rather considered no-man’s land between 1949 and 1967.

“We wish to share with you the sentiment and consensus among the Israeli public” regarding Jerusalem, the leaders of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria (Yesha Council) wrote to Ms. Clinton, who sharply berated Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this week over the issue.

The letter continues:
“We Israelis believe in the integrity of a strong, unified and undivided capital for our nation – Jerusalem, the Holy City. We Jews are the descendants of King David, and of a hundred generations of Jews who built and glorified Jerusalem as our capital, beginning over 3,000 years ago.

"From time immemorial, the Jews have worshipped towards Jerusalem and the Holy Temple – and prayed for Jerusalem since the dawn of our civilization.

"Neither Romans nor Greek, Crusaders nor Arabs, Ottomans nor British ever succeeded in shaking our bonds with Jerusalem. Thus, when you demand that we not build housing in our capital, or that we divide our capital and surrender parts of it to others, you must realize that this is unacceptable to Jews everywhere and to us Israelis.

"We will not negotiate on the issue of Jerusalem. We will never divide Jerusalem.



http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/136584

Articulate_Ape
03-18-2010, 06:08 PM
In a letter to US. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jewish leaders in Judea and Samaria explain the unshakeable historic and religious bonds between the Jewish People and Jerusalem.

The letter was written in response to President Obama’s and Clinton’s criticism of Israel’s intentions to build in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo. The neighborhood is a part of Jerusalem-proper, and is surrounded nearly completely by Jewish-populated areas. Though it is part of area liberated by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, it was not recaptured from Jordan, but was rather considered no-man’s land between 1949 and 1967.

“We wish to share with you the sentiment and consensus among the Israeli public” regarding Jerusalem, the leaders of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria (Yesha Council) wrote to Ms. Clinton, who sharply berated Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this week over the issue.

The letter continues:
“We Israelis believe in the integrity of a strong, unified and undivided capital for our nation – Jerusalem, the Holy City. We Jews are the descendants of King David, and of a hundred generations of Jews who built and glorified Jerusalem as our capital, beginning over 3,000 years ago.

"From time immemorial, the Jews have worshipped towards Jerusalem and the Holy Temple – and prayed for Jerusalem since the dawn of our civilization.

"Neither Romans nor Greek, Crusaders nor Arabs, Ottomans nor British ever succeeded in shaking our bonds with Jerusalem. Thus, when you demand that we not build housing in our capital, or that we divide our capital and surrender parts of it to others, you must realize that this is unacceptable to Jews everywhere and to us Israelis.

"We will not negotiate on the issue of Jerusalem. We will never divide Jerusalem.



http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/136584



And nor should they.

CaughtintheMiddle1990
03-18-2010, 06:21 PM
And nor should they.

Cause the Bible says so?

Articulate_Ape
03-18-2010, 06:32 PM
Cause the Bible says so?

No, because history says so.

FlaGator
03-18-2010, 07:34 PM
No, because history says so.

Just this week it was announced that new archeological finds (a wall to be specific) may date to the time of David and Solomon thus (if true) validating their historic claim to the land that many deny based on a misreading of history.

Articulate_Ape
03-18-2010, 11:46 PM
Just this week it was announced that new archeological finds (a wall to be specific) may date to the time of David and Solomon thus (if true) validating their historic claim to the land that many deny based on a misreading of history.

Precisely. Although, even lacking that, the historical record lies in their favor.

noonwitch
03-19-2010, 07:50 AM
Just this week it was announced that new archeological finds (a wall to be specific) may date to the time of David and Solomon thus (if true) validating their historic claim to the land that many deny based on a misreading of history.



I saw that too. I still wish that they would all just get along with each other-I recognize that one side uses more deplorable tactics than the other, but still, I hope and pray for peace.