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  • The Truth Behind Muslims Refusing to Go Up to the Mosque on Temple Mount

    Illustrative photo by Andrew Shiva [CC BY-SA 3.0 or Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

    There’s a power struggle going on in Jerusalem and here’s what it’s all about… Last week 3 Islamic terrorists attacked and killed 2 Druze-Israeli police officers near the holiest place in the world for the Jewish Nation – the Temple Mount. This is the site of the First and Second Holy Temples that the ancient Israelites built thousands of years ago and is the location toward which all Jews around the world continue to direct their prayers until today. The Muslim terrorists used the Temple Mount as staging grounds for their attack, hiding weapons there and emerging from the holy site to get a jump on the Israeli police. Israel then closed the site for a brief period of time while searched for any additional stashed guns, knives, pipe bombs and the like. What they found was quite disturbing but not very surprising. Police found several caches of all of the above in addition to other various weapons hidden in and around the mosque. This mosque is also the site of many inflammatory speeches given by extremist imams and other Muslim leaders – calls to murder Jews, destroy the West and spread their version of Islam to all 4 corners of the earth.

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  • Israel’s Eternal Memory and Connection to Jerusalem as Its Capital

    Illustrative photo credit: Dennis Jarvis [License]

    Jerusalem has always been central to the Israelites throughout the millennia. Today is a somber day for the Jewish Nation — the 17th day of the month of Tammuz in the Jewish calendar was designated several thousand years ago to commemorate several tragic events that occurred to Jerusalem and the Jews. Understanding the depths of Israel’s eternal connection to Jerusalem begins with understanding Israel’s eternal memory for everything related to its holy capital city. This article explains more…

    Article Courtesy: Aish.com

    17th of Tammuz

    The 17th of Tammuz is a fast day commemorating the fall of Jerusalem, prior to the destruction of the Holy Temple. This also marks the beginning of a 3-week national period of mourning, leading up to Tisha B’Av.

    The 17th of Tammuz is the first of four fast days mentioned in the prophets. The purpose of a fast day is to awaken our sense of loss over the destroyed Temple – and the subsequent Jewish journey into exile.

    Agonizing over these events is meant to help us conquer those spiritual deficiencies which brought about these tragic events. Through the process of “Teshuva” – self-introspection and a commitment to improve – we have the power to transform tragedy into joy. In fact, the Talmud says that after the future redemption of Israel and the rebuilding of the Temple, these fast days will be re-dedicated as days of rejoicing and festivity. For as the prophet Zechariah says: the 17th of Tammuz will become a day of “joy to the House of Judah, and gladness and cheerful feasts.”

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  • Remembering India’s Role in Liberating Jerusalem From the Ottomans 100 Years Ago

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Jerusalem on an official visit to Israel. We think that this is an appropriate time to thank India for their support and acknowledge their role in the liberation of Jerusalem 100 years ago. This was at a time when, during World War I, great battles took place between good and evil. It was a time when the oppressive Ottoman Empire’s reign came to an end in Jerusalem after hundreds of years. Unfortunately, it would take another 50 years until the holy city was returned to the Jewish People as their capital, allowing it to be opened to peaceful people of all nations. This is all in stark contrast to the false claims of some that there was a mysterious “Palestinian Nation” in Israel prior to 1948 or 1967. The fact is, Jerusalem and Israel had been occupied by the Ottoman-Turks (not Muslims or Arabs) for hundreds of years before being put under British control by the League of Nations after World War I. In fact, at no time in history was there ever an independant nation or people called “Palestinian.” Trace back through history and you’ll see that Jerusalem was Israel’s capital city 3,000 years ago. It was then conquered and reconquered by many foreign nations. However, there was only one nation that ever claimed it as their capital – Israel. History and facts matter and no amount of repetition of lies by the “Palestinian Authority” or mainstream media can change the facts.

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    Article Courtesy: JPost

    Welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and thank you for the sacrifices made by your country’s soldiers who saved the Jews of the Land of Israel 100 years ago and eventually led to the Jewish state’s creation.

    An idyllic fenced park in the middle of the Talpiot neighborhood in Jerusalem, just a four-minute Waze-directed detour from Hebron Road. This cemetery, which I visited for the first time last week, is the burial site for 79 Indian soldiers who died here fighting for the liberation of Jerusalem in 1917. Another cemetery for the Indian soldiers is in Haifa.

    More than a million Indian troops fought with the British Army in WWI, at the Western front in Europe, in Africa, Mesopotamia and the Middle East. On the Sinai-Palestine front, 95,000 Indian combatants served; approximately 10% were killed. In 1914-1918 period, they fought the Turkish-German armies at Gallipoli, the Suez Canal, through the Sinai and Palestine and finally Damascus, with crucial battles in Gaza, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Haifa, Nablus and Megiddo.

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  • Israel Improves Medical Care in Jerusalem With New Hospital Pavilion

    Israel’s desire to continue settling and improving Jerusalem is evident in so many ways. Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem has its roots back in the late 1800s. It has continued to grow and flourish ever since, and now is celebrating the opening of a brand new pavilion. It brings to mind the prophetic words of Israel’s prophets from thousands of years ago, when they explained that the Land will once again flourish when the Jewish Nation returns to the land of their heritage.

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    Herzog Medical Center in Jerusalem to open new 270-bed pavilion

    Article Courtesy: YNet

    Herzog Medical Center, Israel’s foremost center for geriatric, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care, treatment and research, will hold an opening ceremony of its new expanded Medical Pavilion next week.

    Two hundred beds will be added to the pavilion’s current 330 beds, which was established in Jerusalem in 1894

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  • People From All Over the World Support Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

    It is important to express our gratitude to the people around the world that support Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem. Mainstream media outlets and truth-deniers often make it seem as if no one stands with Israel. However, this couldn’t be any further from the truth. And, when it comes to Jerusalem, TRUTH is what we seek to SHARE! The truths about Jerusalem can be found in the Torah (Bible), history books throughout the millennium, archaeological finds and the very people who have lived and longed for Jerusalem for nearly 4,000 years. The article below shares the facts about Christian leaders who understand Israel’s connection to Jerusalem.

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    Christian Leaders Urge Trump To Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

    Article Courtesy: DailyCaller

    Days before President Donald Trump’s scheduled trip to the Middle East, around 60 American Christian leaders called on the president in a letter to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy there.

    It described the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 that Congress passed which recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state and called for the U.S. Embassy to be moved there by May 31, 1999.

    “Sadly, every U.S. President since then has taken advantage of a provision in the law allowing its requirements to be waived for six months if ‘necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.’ Such suspensions have been repeated semi-annually for two decades, and it is time to end America’s doublespeak,” the letter reads.

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  • Connecting the dots: Terrorism in Jerusalem leads to Terror in Manchester, NY and Paris

    What’s the relationship between the long-standing Islamic terrorism that strikes Jerusalem and the Muslim terrorists that have been increasingly striking the world? From Manchester, to Melbourne, to London, to New York, to Berlin, to Paris… the list just goes on. What has happened to the world? A few decades ago these constant terror attacks were barely on our radar but now they’re a regular occurrence. Believe it or not, there is a clear relationship between these worlwide attacks that leads right from Israel’s capital of Jerusalem to the doorsteps of every city in the world. The article below shares some insightful thoughts on the matter from a woman who survived a Muslim bomber’s attack in Jerusalem 14 years ago.

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    Familiar 14: From Jerusalem to Manchester

    Article Courtesy: Sarri Singer / Times of Israel Blog

    It is hard to imagine that it has been 14 years since that day that changed my life forever. I met evil personified 14 years ago, on June 11, 2003, when I was on bus #14 in Jerusalem and an 18 year old terrorist boarded my bus strapped with explosives and detonated. His goal was to kill and maim as many innocent people as possible and he did. Over one hundred of us were injured and seventeen innocent people were murdered including American, Alan Beer, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I know that I am lucky to be alive, as those seated and standing around me were killed. Terrorism and the toll it takes on its victims is not hypothetical to me. I will live with the physical and emotional scars from that day for the rest of my life.

    Sadly, the brand of urban terror we have seen in England was perfected against the people of Israel while the world ignored it. This is not a time for willful ignorance. It is time for the world to acknowledge that we all face a common enemy and that we only embolden that enemy when we justify some of their horrific attacks.

    Suicide bombings like the one in Manchester have been a reality for Israelis for decades. Likewise, car ramming attacks like those in London are just the extension of the waves of attacks that Israelis suffered over the last few years.

    This may seem a little shocking, but the world is responsible for abetting the terrorists that struck in England. To borrow the lesson from the George Bernard Shaw’s famous quip about a woman’s chastity; if you support or excuse a bombing at the Dolphinarium Discotheque in Tel Aviv, you support a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert. The only debate is about the justification. And yes, that is also true about the attacks on 9/11. To put it simply, murdering innocent men, women and children is never acceptable. Accepting any terror attack is really justifying all terror attacks.

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  • Mayor of Jerusalem Sends Message of Support to Mayor of London

    In the wake of another Islamic terrorist attack in London, the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, has sent a letter of support to London’s mayor. The message was representative of the sentiments of Jerusalemites overall, who understand the horror of terrorism. Unfortunately, many politicians and media outlets refuse to clearly identify the problem. They instead bend over backwards to defend evil. We know, through experience, that ignoring the realities of Islamic extremism leads to dangers around the world – from Jerusalem, to London, to New York and Berlin. Together we must fight extremism and terrorism in all of its forms!

    Image: Letter from Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat

    London Bridge attacker named as Khuram Butt

    Article: The Guardian

    Khuram Shazad Butt, one of the three jihadi attackers who killed seven people in London on Saturday, was a supporter of the banned Islamist group al-Muhajiroun who only last month was spotted urging people in east London not to participate in the general election.

    The 27-year-old was described by locals in his neighbourhood of Barking, east London, as the son of parents from Jhelum, a town in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Butt, who was born in Pakistan but brought up in Britain, was a keen supporter of Arsenal football club, whose shirt he wore during the attack, and spoke with a London accent.

    The Metropolitan police admitted on Monday that he was known to the police and MI5 and they had opened an investigation into him in 2015. A few months later detectives received a call from a concerned member of the public on the anti-terrorism hotline with information about his extremism. But inquiries established no intelligence or evidence to suggest any terrorist activity or that an attack was being planned, according to assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, the UK’s top counter-terrorism officer. Butt’s case was moved into the “lower echelons” of the 500 most active counter-terrorism investigations.

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  • Jerusalem is an Occupied City :: “Fake News” or Just “Outdated News?”

    Mainstream media and left-wing groups of all sizes such as the United Nations, with all of their anti-Israel biases, insist that Jerusalem is an Arab or Muslim city that is being occupied by Israel. They go to great lengths to deny the basic facts of history and point to anything that they can to support these absurd claims. And, every time we see this, it’s our job to point out the lies — sometimes labeling them as “fake news.” However, at One Jerusalem, we would just like to point out that calling Jerusalem an “occupied city” is actually “outdated news.” Jerusalem has finally returned to its rightful place in history with Jewish sovereignty. The truth is, Jerusalem has been occupied many times over during its several thousand years of existence — it’s just that Jerusalem is no longer occupied, as it was finally returned to Israel exactly 50 years ago!

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    The first king of the Israelites, King David, made Jerusalem the capital of Israel’s First Commonwealth in the year 866 BCE (nearly 2,900 years ago). King Solomon then built the First Holy Temple on the Temple Mount in approximately 832 BCE. Since then the city was conquered and occupied by (to name a few): the Babylonian Empire; the Persian Achaemenid Empire; a return of the Jews who built the Second Holy Temple in the exact same location as the First during Israel’s Second Commonwealth; the ancient Romans then destroyed the Second Temple and occupied Jerusalem; then the ancient Greeks; the Byzantine Persians and then Christians; the Caliph Omar and the Umayyad Dynasty in approximately the year 660 CE (note — this is the first time the Muslims occupied Jerusalem — well over 1,500 years AFTER Israel’s First Commonwealth!); Jerusalem then continued to be conquered and occupied by the First Crusaders; Saladin during the Ayyubid Period; the Mamluks; the Ottomans; the British; and then the newly created country of Trans-Jordan from 1948 until 1967, who occupied the eastern section of the city. Of note, it wasn’t until this time period of 19 years that Jerusalem had ever been divided into East and West.

    The rebirth of Jewish sovereignty in Israel in 1948 brought about Jerusalem being reclaimed as Israel’s capital city. At that time, Israel opened the city to peaceful people of all faiths to visit and worship. However, it wasn’t until 1967, when Israel miraculously defended herself in the Six Day War, that Jerusalem was reunified as Israel’s undivided, eternal capital. This rectified thousands of years of occupation, returning Jerusalem to its rightful ownership. This also allowed Israel to open the entire city, with all of its holy sites, to the people of the world in peace. So, to be accurate — it is “outdated news” to say that Jerusalem is “occupied” and certainly “fake news” to claim that it is an Arab or Muslim city.

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  • Ambassador David Friedman’s First Order of Business is Visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall

    The new United States ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has just arrived in Israel today. As his first order of business, the U.S. representative came to Jerusalem to pray at the Kotel (Western Wall). Despite any attempts by detractors to create a rift between Israel and her well-established ally, the U.S., Ambassador Friedman made a point of demonstrating with actions and not just words. We thank and welcome the new ambassador to his post and look forward to a genuine and productive relationship!

    Photo Credit: TPS (via JewishPress.com) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Melech Friedman went first to the Western Wall, straight from the airport, upon his arrival in Israel to start his new job.

    US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman Arrives at Western Wall

    Article Courtesy: The Jewish Press

    U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman arrived late Monday afternoon to begin his tour of duty in the Jewish State, and headed directly to the Western Wall in Jerusalem to pray before doing anything else.

    Friedman officially takes up his position as America’s representative to the Holy Land on Tuesday. It is believed that he will work from a U.S.-owned building in Jerusalem most of the time, although the exact details of where and how the ambassador will carry out his duties have not been worked out.

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  • Fighting Back Against Evil by Celebrating Jerusalem’s Jubilee Year of Reunification

    The 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital is fast approaching — it will begin on Tuesday evening, May 23 and continue until Wednesday evening, May 24. Meanwhile, evil proclamations and lies are coming out of the United Nations, the “Palestinian Authority,” Iran, Turkey and elsewhere. Attempts at undermining the facts of history abound… but Israel won’t be deterred. We will fight back against the lies and attempts at distorting the truth with… the TRUTH! Jerusalem is gearing up for a spectacular celebration of the jubilee anniversary of its reunification. We invite you to join us in fighting back against evil by SHARING the TRUTH about Jerusalem and celebrating Israel’s united, eternal capital!

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    Jerusalem Day: Expect a ‘spectacular’ opening event

    Article Courtesy: Arutz 7

    Jerusalem Day celebrations are to open this year with a central event commemorating 50 years since the liberation and unification of Jerusalem.

    The ceremony, the initiative of Culture Minister Miri Regev, will take place along the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem on May 21. It will see the presence of Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Rivlin, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, and Regev herself.

    The ceremony will entail an artistic presentation, the first of its kind, that will be projected onto the walls of the Old City and will tell the story of Jerusalem, from the period of the Bible through the battles and stories of heroism, until the present time. The breathtaking audiovisual presentation will be projected along 250 meters of the Old City walls. In addition, some 100 drones will fly over Jerusalem to create a presentation the likes have which have not yet been seen in Israel.

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