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Is Israel’s Claim to Jerusalem and Israel Based on the UN Vote for Partition in 1947?

The answer to this question is a resounding no — but let’s find out more about WHY!

Illustrative Photo Credit: Government Press Office [License]

Today is the 69th anniversary of the United Nation’s “vote for partition” that was held on November 29, 1947. Unfortunately, many people begin talking about the history of the State of Israel with this historic vote. However, this is a significant mistake that undermines Jerusalem and Israel’s ancient and rich past. In short, the world’s 1947 vote was another step in the realization of the Jewish People’s return to their nearly 4,000-year-old homeland. The following is an excerpt from a worthwhile article about the Jewish history of Jerusalem:

The following list of twenty-one dates is a summary of the 3,700-year-old relationship of the Jewish people to Jerusalem.

1738 BCE The first Jew goes to Jerusalem
Abraham, the founding father of the Jewish people, was sent by God to Israel. After arriving in Israel, Abraham went to Jerusalem where he received a blessing from king Melchizedek.

1676 BCE The binding of Isaac
One of the most important events in early Jewish history was when Abraham almost sacrificed his son Isaac. This took place on Mt. Moriah in Jerusalem.

1590 BCE Jacob’s dream
One of the most important experiences in the life of Jacob, the grandson of Abraham, was his mystical dream about a ladder that reached to heaven. This dream took place in Jerusalem.

866 BCE Jerusalem becomes the capital of Israel
King David established Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.

825 BCE The first Temple in Jerusalem
King Solomon built the first Temple in Jerusalem. The Temple stood for 400 years until being destroyed by the Babylonians.

423 BCE Destruction of first Temple
The Babylonians conquered Israel, destroyed the Temple and exiled the Jews

352 BCE The second Temple in Jerusalem
The Temple was rebuilt and stood for another 400 years.

70 CE The second Temple is destroyed
The Romans destroyed the second Temple.

See the extended article for more…

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