Aug 21, 2009

One that Calls for a Response

Jim Hutchens
By Jim Hutchens

Palestinian Authority university lecturer in modern history, Shamekeh Alawneh said: "The [Jews'] goal in giving the name 'Wailing Wall' to this [Western] Wall is political. . . The Jewish Zionists had no choice but to invent an excuse [about Jerusalem] to spread among the Zionists or the Jews in Europe, to connect to something concrete from the past about Jerusalem. They made false claims and called the 'Al-Burak Wall' the 'Wailing Wall'. … It has no historical roots. This is political terminology to win the hearts and the support of the Zionists in Europe, so they would emigrate and come to Palestine. Nothing more!"

[Note: Denying Jewish history in Jerusalem and the existence of the Jewish Temple is a central component of PA political ideology. This denial started with Yasser Arafat and continues to be reiterated by academics, politicians and religious leaders. PA leaders systematically distort the ancient history of Jerusalem, ignoring the vast historical documentation and thousands of archaeological finds related to Jewish history that have been found in Jerusalem.]

God Says: “Then Solomon began to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David. It was on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the place provided by David. … “But now I have chosen Jerusalem for my name to be there, and I have chosen David to rule my people Israel. … “I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there” (II Chronicles 3:1; 6:6; 7:16).

The Jerusalem Connection Says: So now, who are we to believe, the Word of God or a revisionist historian? Tragically, our foreign policy of recent years has been built in support of the myths perpetuated by revisionist historians. Hopefully there well be future leaders in the United States and Israel who will add their voices to Mike Huckabee’s trumpet that gives a “clear and certain call.” Otherwise, we are woefully unprepared for battle, for “the whole world is under the control of the evil one!” (I John 5:19).

Related Links

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 Timeline for the History of Jerusalem - Jewish Virtual Library