The Folly of a Palestinian State - Prophecy In The News Magazine - November 2007
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The Folly of a Palestinian State
By. J. R. Church to do so. Therefore, according to religious state, as it happened already twice in Jew-
Muslims, even a truce with the Jewish state ish history.
High-level talks for establishing a Pal- must be of the shortest duration possible. “Jerusalem is a prime symbol in both
estinian State will be held on Thursday, Consequently, the establishment of a new Judaism and Christianity. Islamic conquest
November 15, 2007, in Annapolis, MD. Ac- Arab state west of the River Jordan, which of Jerusalem (or just conceding that Jerusa-
cording to Hillel Fendel, reporter for Arutz will very likely be a religion-driven Islamic lem is an Arab capital) would be construed
Sheva, the chairman of the Palestinian state, must maintain an incipient or real war by Muslims as proof of the domination
Authority, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), with the Jewish state. of Islam over both of these two world-
told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza “A long-lasting truce (not peace!) between religions.
Rice that Prime Minister Olmert “agrees, the Arabs and the Israelis can materialize “Such an unsurpassed potential victory
finally, to turn eastern Jerusalem into the only if Israel will have secure, defensible would herald Islamic world domination.
capital of a future state of Palestine.” borders, and persistently be militarily strong If Jerusalem was divided and thus became
Fendel said, “We feel that this marks the enough to discourage Arab aggression, an easy target for conquest, this will be a
most critical time in the recent history of invasion and eventual conquest. sufficient incentive to abolish any truce
Israel. The threats of most of the Arab world “The very last thing Israel should then with the Israelis as soon as the Arabs feel
have been spelled out in no uncertain terms accept, under any condition, is to have an ready to attack. This could happen within a
and may culminate at this Summit. Their international border intertwine within the year or two, but certainly in not more than
goal is the eradication of Israel.” residential neighborhood of Jerusalem, within a decade from the time Jerusalem
Israel’s national capital. would be divided.
Jerusalem in Peril “It goes without saying that if Jerusalem “The current Israeli political leadership
Michael Anbar, writing for “Front Page was more vulnerable than it is already to- deludes itself that the establishment of the
Magazine.com,” said, “Irrespective of of- day, the Muslims will make Israel’s capital capital of a Muslim state in the Arab sec-
ficial communiqués, the future of Jerusalem the prime target of an Arab onslaught. tor of Jerusalem and Muslim control of the
is a major issue in the current secret negotia- Capturing all of Jerusalem will be a crucial mosques on the Temple Mount will satisfy
tions between Israel’s PM Olmert and Abu prize worth fighting for. the Muslims’ aspirations, thus putting and
Mazen, president of the PA. The extent of “Moreover, the establishment of East end to the conflict. Recent history in Gaza
Olmert’s far reaching incipient concessions Jerusalem as the capital of Arab Palestine showed that the Arabs will continue to fol-
must be so outrageous that he has not dis- under the same historic name “Jerusalem” low a war path until they destroy the State
closed them even to his own cabinet or even (even if they call it “The Holy city” “al of Israel.
to the leadership of the Kadima party. Quds”) legitimizes the Arab claim to the “If they have been doing this when in
“It is well known, however, that previous rest of the Jewish state. Arab “Palestine” Gaza, where they have been at a tremendous
leftist Israeli governments, including those will then regard their Jerusalem as its tem- disadvantage strategically and economi-
under PMs Rabin, Peres and Barak enter- porarily divided capital that MUST eventu- cally, being dependent on Israel for water,
tained the idea of conceding the Arab neigh- ally be united, by force if needed. fuel and electricity, and where their shell-
borhoods of Jerusalem to “Palestinian” “Legitimizing Jerusalem as an Arab ing of Israeli border towns has had just a
Arab sovereignty, allowing the incipient capital, even if it pertains just to a part of marginal effect on the Jewish state, imagine
“Palestinian State” to establish their capital the city, delegitimizes Jerusalem as the what they will do if the Knesset was within
in the Arab sector of a divided Jerusalem. exclusive capital of the Jewish people, reach of Arab artillery from the Temple
Israeli advocates of a divided Jerusalem substantially enhancing the Arab claim that Mount or the Mount of Olives, and Jewish
believe that this would achieve the desired all of the State of Israel is illegitimate. This pedestrians in the streets of Jerusalem were
peace with the Arabs, since Jerusalem is a is the main reason for the Arab’s insistence to be had like ducks in a shooting gallery.
great importance to them. on declaring Jerusalem as an Arab capital. It This will be going on while suicide terrorist
“However, peace between Israel and would be the first effective step in driving commandos continue to infiltrate from Arab
Muslim Arabs is extremely unlikely in view out the Jews from their homeland. These to Jewish quarters. No protective barrier, no
of the Islamic premise that prohibits peace fundamental, far reaching implications of matter how high will prevent this.
(not a ceasefire or truce) between Muslims declaring Jerusalem as an Arab capital seem “The IDF will not be able to defend the
and non-Muslim. As Islam is becoming to escape the current Israeli political lead- Jewish neighborhoods by shelling Arab
more radicalized by the day, this religious ership, that may even contemplate moving quarters for fear of international furor,
Islamic prohibition of peace with non-Mus- the state’s capital back to Tel Aviv, where just as it refrains from doing this today in
lims has become dominant in the Islamic it was before 1967. Gaza. The Israeli capital would be then
world. Moreover, because the Land of Israel “What they may be forgetting is that paralyzed and abandoned by most of its
was occupied by Muslims in the 7th cen- Jerusalem is not just the administrative residents within days of well coordinated
tury, religious Muslims believe that it be- center of the Jewish state, but has been the attacks. It would then take only little more
longs to Muslims for perpetuity. The Land capital of the Jewish nation for 3000 years, time to “unite” Jerusalem under Muslim
of Israel, they call “Palestine”, is considered since the kingdom of David. The conquest domination.
by Muslims as stolen property that must of Jerusalem would entail the eventual “To defeat the Jewish state, if Jerusalem
be regained as soon as there is a chance surrender of the entire Jewish sovereign was divided, the Arabs would not have to
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shell Ben-Gurion Airport or launch mis- with Iran, it ignores long-term disastrous “Zionism is an intrinsic part of Judaism.
siles into the center of Tel-Aviv. Capturing consequences of such a policy. It is the urge of Jews to gain sovereignty
Jerusalem would be sufficient. “Since the destruction of Israel is a over the capital of their ancient homeland.
“The worldwide political consequences declared goal of the Arab World, the U.S. This is why Muslims are so eager to destroy
would evidently be hardly imaginable. might sacrifice the Jewish state to meet Zionism. They justifiably understand (bet-
Keeping Israeli security forces in the Arab political needs of regimes it now considers ter than many Jews, unfortunately) that if
parts of the city to prevent such an outcome friendly. Let us remember that all Muslim they eradicate Zionism once and for all,
would not change the situation from what it rulers, from Iran to Nigeria and from Ma- Judaism will be no more. They believe that
is today. It would be occupation again, not laysia to Morocco, with the possible excep- if they conquer Jerusalem and destroy all
peace. Using international forces to defend tion of the King of Jordan, will be happy to evidence for Jewish presence there, they
Jewish Jerusalem would be as effective as see Israel disappear from the Middle East. will have eliminated the essence of Zionism
their current presence in South Lebanon. “For years, our Department of State and thereby humiliated and effectively abol-
“Furthermore, even before they capture has considered Israel as a liability rather ished Judaism, even if some ethnic Jews
Jewish Jerusalem, and possibly the rest of than an asset. The 2005 Lebanon debacle survive. The war against the Jews, which
Israel, the Arabs will systematically destroy helped to reinforce this view. Thus there has started in Arabia in 622, would then come
all archeological evidence for Jewish or been no problem in putting the existence to an end with a decisive victory.
Christian historical claims to the city, as of Israel in jeopardy by creating another “Zionism is evidently closely related
they are doing already today on the Temple Arab country west of the River Jordan, with messianism, the anticipation of the
Mount. They will also destroy synagogues and thereby reducing the sovereignty of the anointed Jewish king, a descendent of
and churches or convert them into mosques Jewish people over Jerusalem, their ancient King David, who will rule over Jerusalem.
as did recently in the Gaza Strip and in national capital. Messianic Judaism, which flourished under
Samaria, in line with what Muslims have “However, it is truly amazing that a heavy-handed Roman oppression in the 1st
been doing throughout history. decisive majority in the current Israeli Century, produced Christianity – the belief
“It might be enough for them to destroy government sees Jerusalem as a liability that the anointed messiah has arrived and
all Jewish and Christian testimonials from rather than an existential asset of the Jew- will soon reappear to his followers.
the old city of Jerusalem to signal to the ish nation. The current president of Israel, “Like in Judaism, Jerusalem is central to
Islamic world that Judeo-Christian civiliza- Shimon Peres, stated that history, which Christianity, which expects Jesus to reap-
tion is being wiped out by Islam. includes the historical rights of the Jewish pear in Jerusalem. This belief makes every
“Finally, once Jerusalem is captured, the nation to their homeland, is not relevant in Christian a Zionist. Conquest of the Holy
Arabs will rid the Middle East from all non- today’s world. This is an accepted, univer- City by Muslims should be, therefore, as
Muslims. They will follow the script of their salistic, anti-nationalistic, anti-religious devastating to believing Christians as it
war with the crusaders, when they methodi- point of view. would be to religious Jews.
cally conquered all remaining Christian “For Peres and his friends, and there are “Moreover, the regained sovereignty
enclaves in Palestine and Lebanon after many of them in Israel, Jerusalem is just over the Holy Land and over Jerusalem
the conquest of Jerusalem. Consequently, another city that can be shared with Arabs, by Jewish Zionists has been interpreted by
the Arabs will have to conquer and destroy if necessary for some immediate political many Christians as fulfillment of ancient
Tel-Aviv to complete their victory. The gain. Peres seems not to realize that he prophecies, which also heralded the coming
Jews in Tel Aviv will then have little more presides over a country the very existence of the Messiah. This has encouraged and
to defend than their lives and property. of which is based on history, as well as on dramatically augmented the movement of
This will not be enough when fighting an religion. In brief, Peres, Olmert and their Christian Zionists.
ideology-driven enemy. If Jerusalem falls ilk are ready ‘to cut off their nose to spite “The potential conquest of Jerusalem by
so does Tel-Aviv.” their face.’ Muslims due to shortsighted U.S. foreign
“Our life is driven by symbols. There are policies and because of the anti-Zionist (so
American Politics purely political symbols like the Capitol and called “post-Zionist”; actually, anti-Jewish)
The following was written by Michael Anbar, the White House, Whitehall, the Kremlin or ideology of the current Israeli leadership,
Ph.D., Professor of Biophysics and Chairman Tiananmen Square, and there are religious would not only devastate Judaism but deal
of Dept. of Biophysical Sciences, Sch. of Medi- political symbols like the Vatican, Mecca a death blow to Christian Zionism.
cine, Univ. of Buffalo (1977-2002, now retired). and Jerusalem. “The fall of Jerusalem would have far-
Previously, he was professor at the Weizmann “Jerusalem symbolizes for Jews the Jew- reaching theological implications. Not-
Institute of Science and Deputy Director of the ish temple, the residence of the Holy One, withstanding the recent reconciliation of
Soreq Nuclear Research Institute, in Israel. He the throne of God, in short, the one and only Christians and Jews, frustrated Christians
actively participated in the wars of 1948,1956 Holy City. At the same time it symbolizes might accuse all Jews for having willfully
and 1967, and is the author of “Israel and its the capital of King David’s kingdom and the given up the Holy Land, after God has
Future.” place where the Messiah, the descendent of helped them to regain it. It could result in
“Why do American politicians entertain King David, will reign again over the Jew- an unprecedented hatred of Jews by Chris-
the possibility of a divided city, and even ish nation. Another symbol is the Kingdom tians. The worldwide Jewish remnants of
seem to support it? Since the presidency of Heaven, “Jerusalem of the above,” which the new impending catastrophe will not be
of Bill Clinton the U.S. has been advocat- manifests Jerusalem in an abstract manner. supported and consoled, but scolded and
ing the division of Jerusalem. The U.S. All these religious and political symbols of despised by frustrated Christians. Chris-
Administration seems to have no long-term Jerusalem merge in the concept of Zionism. tians might also accuse the Jews for the
strategy, as it tries to appease Arabs it con- Zion is the name of one the hills on which onslaught of Islam on Christianity that will
siders friendly to the U.S. Trying to meet Jerusalem was built, like the Palatine Hill not fail to take place following the fall of
some immediate objectives in the conflict of Rome, symbolizes that whole city. Jerusalem.” u
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