Thursday, February 6, 2014

ISRAEL - overlooked facts-learn the real HISTORY and Hills of Hebron

Understanding Others is the Key to Anger 

Frequently when we get angry with someone, we fail to realize that he sees the situation much differently than we do. Since he is acting in a manner he considers proper, we should not condemn him and become angry.
Always ask yourself, "How does this person perceive the situation?" You might still strongly disagree with him, but understanding his point of view will help calm you down.
The greater your understanding of someone else's perception of reality, the greater your ability to communicate with him effectively.

Love Yehuda Lave

Here is a little slide show of my trip today to the hills of Hebron--the Gush Etzion

Subject: ISRAEL - overlooked facts

Netanyahu at  his best even those who aren't  particularly sympathetic to
Israel's  Benjamin Netanyahu, could  get a good measure of satisfaction from
this interview with  British Television during the retaliation against
Hamas' shelling  of Israel.

The interviewer  asked him: "How come so  many more Palestinians have been
killed  in this conflict than  Israelis?" (A nasty  question if there ever
was one!)

Netanyahu:  "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that

Interviewer: (Falling into  the trap) Why not?

Netanyahu: "Because in World War  II more Germans were killed than British
and Americans combined,  but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the
war was caused  by  Germany 's aggression. And in response to the German
blitz on London, the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden,  burning
to death more German civilians than the number of people  killed in
Hiroshima ... Moreover, I could  remind you that  in 1944, when the R.A.F.
tried to bomb the Gestapo  Headquarters  in  Copenhagen, some of the bombs
missed their target and fell on  a Danish children's hospital, killing 83
little children. Perhaps you  have another  question?"

Apparently, Benjamin  Netanyahu  gave another interview and was asked about
Israel 's  occupation of Arab lands. His response was,  "It's our land". The
reporter (CNN or the like) was stunned - read  below "It's our  land..."
It's important information since we  don't get fair and  accurate reporting
from the media and facts  tend to get lost in  the jumble of daily  events.


Here are overlooked  facts in  the current & past Middle East situation.
These  were  compiled by a Christian university  professor:

BRIEF  FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT  TODAY... (It takes just 1.5 minutes
to read!)

It makes  sense and it's not slanted. Jew and non-Jew -- it doesn't  matter.

1. Nationhood  and  Jerusalem:  Israel  became a nation in 1312  BC, two
thousand (2000) years before the  rise of  Islam.

2. Arab refugees in Israel began  identifying themselves as part of a
Palestinian people in 1967, two  decades after the establishment of the
modern State of  Israel.

3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BC, the Jews have  had dominion over
the land for one thousand (1000) years with a  continuous presence in the
land for the past 3,300 years.

4.  The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 lasted no more than  22

5.  For over 3,300 years,  Jerusalem  has been the Jewish capital.
Jerusalem has never  been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even
when the  Jordanians occupied  Jerusalem, they never sought to make it
their capital, and Arab  leaders did not come to visit.

6  Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy
Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the  Koran.

7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed  never came to

8. Jews pray facing  Jerusalem.  Muslims pray with their backs toward
Jerusalem  .

9. Arab and Jewish  Refugees: in 1948  the Arab refugees were encouraged to
leave  Israel by  Arab leaders promising to purge the land of  Jews.
Sixty-eight percent left (many in fear of retaliation by  their own
brethren, the Arabs), without ever seeing an Israeli  soldier. The ones who
stayed were afforded the same peace,  civility, and citizenship rights as
everyone  else.

10.  The Jewish refugees were forced to flee  from Arab lands due to Arab
brutality, persecution and  pogroms.

11. The  number of Arab refugees who left  Israel in 1948 is estimated to
be around 630,000. The number of  Jewish refugees from  Arab lands is
estimated to be the  same.

12. Arab refugees were  INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated into the
Arab lands to  which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the
100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only  refugee group
in the world that has never been absorbed or  integrated into their own
people's lands. Jewish refugees were  completely absorbed into Israel, a
country no larger than the state of  New Jersey .

13. The Arab-Israeli  Conflict: the Arabs are  represented by eight separate
nations, not  including the  Palestinians. There is only one Jewish nation.
The Arab nations  initiated all five wars and lost.  Israel defended itself
each  time and won.

14. The  PLO's Charter still calls for the  destruction of the State of
Israel. Israel has given the Palestinians  most of the West Bank land,
autonomy under the
Palestinian  Authority, and has supplied them.

15. Under Jordanian rule,  Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews
were denied access to  places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and
Christian sites  have been preserved and made accessible to people of all

16. The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs:  of the 175 Security Council
resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were  directed against Israel.

17. Of the 690 General  Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were
directed against  Israel .

18. The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem synagogues  were destroyed by the

19. The UN was  silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the
ancient  Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives .

20. The UN was silent  while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like
policy of  preventing Jews from visiting the Temple  Mount and the  Western

These  are incredible  times. We have to ask what our role should be.  What
will  we tell our grandchildren about what we did when  there was a  turning
point in Jewish destiny, an opportunity to make  a  difference?

START NOW - Send  this to 18 other  people you know and ask them to send it
to  eighteen others, Jew  and non-Jew - it doesn't really matter.

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