Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

20 Suppressed Facts About Israel, Islam
Koenig's International News ^ | 4/9/02 | Jim Bramlett

Posted on 04/09/2002 8:19:54 PM PDT by truthandlife

20 facts which dramatically illustrate how history has been totally distorted for political and propaganda purposes in the present Middle East crisis. Unfortunately, for the most part, the world’s news media lets this information pass them by without critical analysis or incorporating it into their own editorial thrust, which often goes against Israel.

1. Nationhood and Jerusalem. Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C, 2,000 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 B.C., the Jews have had dominion over the land for 1,000 years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.

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

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 once in the Qur'an (Koran).

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

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 without ever seeing an Israeli soldier.

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 about 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, the Arabs are the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own peoples' 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 herself 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 with weapons. [See Fatah Charter/Constitution.]

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 faiths.

16. The United Nations (U.N.) Record on Israel and the Arabs: Of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.

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

18. The U.N. was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.

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

20. The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like policy of preventing Jews from visiting their holy sites at the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: david; islam; israel; jerusalem; jew; mohammed; moslem; muslim; palestine; solomon; telaviv
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-57 next last
(Editor’s Note: Thanks to Jim Bramlett, via Barbara Richmond’s “Special Jerusalem Report” for providing these 20 facts which dramatically illustrate how history has been totally distorted for political and propaganda purposes in the present Middle East crisis. Unfortunately, for the most part, the world’s news media lets this information pass them by without critical analysis or incorporating it into their own editorial thrust, which often goes against Israel.

We recommend that you make a copy of these facts for your own information in discussing the Israeli-Palestinian situation with anyone who may be uninformed. We would also recommend sending it, by e-mail or letter, to the editor of your hometown newspaper, to your senators or congressman and, yes, even to our own United States President at the White House and members of his cabinet, especially Secretary of State Colin Powell.)

1 posted on 04/09/2002 8:19:54 PM PDT by truthandlife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
someone just sent this to me, of course he attached this website with it to counter it...FReeper comments welcomed!

http://www.cactus48.com/truth.html

2 posted on 04/09/2002 8:23:15 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
All of these facts are important and should be noted and remembered. Of particular importance, in my mind, is this one:

Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Qur'an (Koran).

3 posted on 04/09/2002 8:32:29 PM PDT by samtheman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ItisaReligionofPeace
I can certainly verify the calendar statements ... its now 5762 in the Jewish calendar... but only 1423 in the Moslem. (Moslem year length is shorter than ours and the average Jewish year length - they run to 354-355 days, so its really less than 1423 years ago.) (Heck, even the current cycle of the Mayan calendar, doesn't go back as far as the Jewish ... Its only the year 5118 in the Mayan calendar from the start of the Great Circle number ..)

That land belongs to the Jews. Everything else is just jealousy and noise.

4 posted on 04/09/2002 8:33:06 PM PDT by Utopia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
Thanks for posting this information.
5 posted on 04/09/2002 8:35:34 PM PDT by dalebert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
I got a great book from WorldNetDaily. Myths and Facts About the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Definitely recommended reading.
6 posted on 04/09/2002 8:35:39 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
I must admit, before 9/11, I was not as hard core pro-Israeli as I am now. What I failed to realize then was that Israel is on the military front line defending Western Civilization. The Muslim world wishes to destroy us all. We have huge targets painted on our backs.

I am totally frustrated by GW's contradicting approach to fighting terrorism. The US is actually an obstacle to peace if we are the ones who wish to stop the IDF from finishing off the Palestinian monsters who are currently in the West Bank and Gaza.

The IDF should rain thousands of mortars and rockets during the "martyr parades" that we see so many pictures of with 8 year old boys dressed as human bombs. Send in the AC-130s and Daisy Cutters. I think that may chance some minds really fast. Until someone can step up to "lead" the Palestinians, then they should be treated no different than the Germans in Dresden, or the Japanese in Tokyo, Nagasaki, or Hiroshima. We still have peace with Japan and Germany.

7 posted on 04/09/2002 8:36:05 PM PDT by lormand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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

The Muslims claim he flew there. Really.

8 posted on 04/09/2002 8:36:06 PM PDT by Salman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Additional calendar observations .. I cannot think of any other civilization that has had as long and continuous calendar without correction, other than the Jews. Patriarch Hilell (sp?) introduce the current Jewish calendar in the Jewish 4th century -- that's 5300 years ago. Their calendar has existed with no alterations since. No reforms; just the same calendar running like clockwork. Even the Chinese cannot make such a claim. They have had to reform their calendar, as I believe have the Hindus and of course ours (the Gregorian). But the current Gregorian calendar is only 1500 years old so it doesn't count in the longevity battle.

The Jews belong to a very old and noble civilzation.

9 posted on 04/09/2002 8:43:34 PM PDT by Utopia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
"Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem"

Geography??
Osama comes from Yemen, so wouldn't it be pretty hard, indeed a real
streeeetch for him to pray facing Mecca with his back towards Jerusalem.

10 posted on 04/09/2002 8:53:19 PM PDT by APBaer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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

Actually, the Jews, along with the other 12 tribes of Israel, were in Jerusalem long before King David.
11 posted on 04/09/2002 8:53:19 PM PDT by hos46
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Utopia
"Even the Chinese cannot make such a claim....
The Jews belong to a very old and noble civilzation."

It was some Jewish comic who observed that such a thing is impossible,
for how could you have Jews without Chinese takeout?

12 posted on 04/09/2002 8:56:38 PM PDT by APBaer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Native American Female Vet; broomhilda
**FYI**
13 posted on 04/09/2002 8:57:56 PM PDT by TwoStep
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
21. There is not one recent example of Israelis making suicide bombing runs;
22. Israeli offensives target terrorists, military, or government authority, and usually only when provoked;
23. Palestinians target civilian men, women, and CHILDREN;
24. Palestinians send 10 year old children to kill;
25. Israelis only want to live in peace and be left alone;
26. Palestinians want to drive Israel into the sea;
27. Israel is a democracy;
28. Palestine (if it exists) is totalitarian and imperialistic.
14 posted on 04/09/2002 9:05:42 PM PDT by A Navy Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lormand; luvzhottea
I must admit, before 9/11, I was not as hard core pro-Israeli as I am now. What I failed to realize then was that Israel is on the military front line defending Western Civilization. The Muslim world wishes to destroy us all.

BINGO! The small amount of money we send to Israel every year is well worth for that very reason. The WTC and Pentagon attacks are estimated to have cost the US 100 Billion dollars.

There are clueless wonders out there who still don't understand this.

15 posted on 04/09/2002 9:12:26 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
This is a blood fued, the children of Abraham have turned. Like Cain who killed his brother Able, history does repeat itself. Interesting note to all the Freepers out there who are into Star Trek. The Star Trek movie Insurrection is supposed to be womewhat based on the Israeli/Palestinan conflict, with an somewhat anti Israel bias. Watch the movie and tell me if you think thats true.
16 posted on 04/09/2002 9:52:54 PM PDT by Sonny M
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Salman
He "flew" there alright! Mohammed suffered from seizures and got his great revelations while under their influence. His wife convinced him they were messages from God. Does anyone out there doubt who was speaking to Mohammed?
17 posted on 04/09/2002 10:52:16 PM PDT by brat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Salman
The Muslims claim he flew there. Really.
LOL
In a dream!!
18 posted on 04/09/2002 10:58:36 PM PDT by Publius6961
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
I am sick of the Palistinian/Israeli conflict. The way it's going to end is already obvious, just as the US took all of the american indians land. The westbank and probably gaza will be incorporated into Israel, the golan heights as well. The Israeli's will find some way to get the Palistinians to leave, just as they found a way to get them to leave the rest of what is now Israeli territory. Hopefully that will be the end of it by satisfying Israeli territorial ambitions. Israeli methods have been the same for 60 years, incite the arabs to attack thereby gaining the moral advantage, then use their military advantage to take more land because it's needed for their security. Through legal manipulations they have managed to isolate all the towns and villages on the westbank, with limited access highways, which require palistinians to go through check points just to get from one town to the next.

The palistinians are like a bunch of country rubes, being cheated out of their land by a bunch of city slicker lawyer types. They play right into the Israeli hands at every turn. Suicide bombers, what a perfect excuse for some more Israeli land grabing, all in the name of security of course. Of course we're going to return to our previous borders, after we destroy the terrorist infrastructure the Israeli's say. When the time comes however, you will see that they will need to have some additional positions for their security you understand. It's clear the palistinians have been and are still being robbed. If they had any sense they'ed have used their UN support to sell their land, and gain reparations for some outrageous figure, and immigration rights to the developed world. But their a bunch of arab idiots.

19 posted on 04/10/2002 12:42:09 AM PDT by Eagle74
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: brat; ff--150
Isn't Mohmammed dead? Israel can defend herself against attacks. We defend ourselves, they can too.
20 posted on 04/10/2002 5:29:22 AM PDT by 4CJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: 4ConservativeJustices
We know Who is on Israel's side.
We know who is really on the Philistine's side. An unbelievable war is marching upon you and I!
21 posted on 04/10/2002 5:59:10 AM PDT by Ff--150
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C, 2,000 years before the rise of Islam.

Yes ---the Muslims seem to forget when they say that Jews don't belong in the Middle East that Jews were there for many centuries before Islam was even invented. If things must stay the way they were at one time then all Muslims should be wiped out and the Middle East returned to the way it was before Mohammed was even born.

22 posted on 04/10/2002 6:12:04 AM PDT by FITZ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Salman
The Muslims claim he flew there. Really.

So. The Cristians claim Jesus flew into heaven.

23 posted on 04/10/2002 12:50:10 PM PDT by Johnny Shear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Johnny Shear
The Muslims claim he flew there [Jerusalem]. Really.

So? The Christians claim Jesus flew into heaven.

The Christian "territorial claim" to heaven has not lead to murder for many centuries
(without getting into who is a "real" Christian). It has never ever lead to murder-suicide.

See the difference?

BTW, I am not a Christian, but in at least in America, Christians are my best and most reliable ally.
I would hope I reciprocate this.

I took the liberty of correcting your spelling and punctuation. I hope you don't mind.

24 posted on 04/10/2002 1:52:42 PM PDT by Salman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
bump
25 posted on 04/10/2002 1:55:26 PM PDT by antivenom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: balkans
bump
26 posted on 04/18/2002 9:00:00 AM PDT by DTA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: brat
Answer to your post # 17...

Could It Have Been...SATAN?

OF COURSE!

Now Isn't That Special!

By The Way...Mohammed the ISLAMIC prophet from HELL...

was a Pedophile, Homosexual and an Opium Addict.

He also Suffered from Extreme Mental Disorders.

27 posted on 04/18/2002 9:14:52 AM PDT by Simcha7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
Noted the conflicting accounts of the Jewish/Arab conflict.

Makes my brain hurt trying to discern the truth.

However, a people who believe in and promote suicide bombing, should be obliterated from the Earth, no matter where they live!

(Just MHO!)

28 posted on 04/21/2002 12:44:56 PM PDT by FixitGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FixitGuy
bttt
29 posted on 05/02/2002 5:37:41 PM PDT by timestax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: lormand
What I failed to realize then was that Israel is on the military front line defending Western Civilization.

Israel can't even prevent attacks on itself, and now they are defending Western Civilization? Kinda like how a penis is 'defending' a rapist - now I get it!

Good thing Israel is there with all her nukes, how about she be a good little footsoldier and lob a couple at Bagdad.

Sheesh, we're on the brink of a potentially nuclear WWIII and people got the world tipped on its head -- it's Western Civilization who is risking itself to defend Israel!

I cannot believe the depth of self-delusion going on.

30 posted on 08/07/2002 3:03:45 PM PDT by mindprism.com
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: mindprism.com
"I cannot believe the depth of self-delusion going on.

Well said from a person who knows from experience.

I cannot believe the depth of ignorance and apathy from posters like you. You endanger us all!

31 posted on 08/09/2002 10:21:08 AM PDT by lormand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Eagle74
Eagle74

Ever heard of the Balfour Mandate and the subsequent British White Paper.

And yes the arabs are a bunch of idiots.
32 posted on 01/29/2003 8:50:59 AM PST by BabsC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
Thanks for the post. As far as I know, Mohammedans divide the world between the "world of peace" and the "world of war." Once a piece of land becomes a part of the "world of peace" it must remain a part of the "world of peace." Hence Mohammedan "ownership" of Jerusalem.
33 posted on 01/29/2003 8:55:52 AM PST by Aquinasfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife
bttt
34 posted on 01/29/2003 9:02:48 AM PST by lodwick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Aquinasfan
USA has played around with savage terrorists for too long, and we have not recognized them for what they are, we have tried to treat them like they are ordinary human, and they are not.
35 posted on 01/31/2003 11:29:27 PM PST by tessalu
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: samtheman
ping
36 posted on 03/16/2003 6:32:13 AM PST by southland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Comment #37 Removed by Moderator

To: bigmike825
Chill out big guy. You don't have clue.
38 posted on 03/18/2003 3:01:03 AM PST by dennisw ( http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

Comment #39 Removed by Moderator

To: Aquinasfan
Seems the same thing applies to the USA.
40 posted on 03/18/2003 3:12:25 AM PST by mommadooo3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

Comment #41 Removed by Moderator

To: hos46
Jerusalem was in the territory divided to the tribe of Benjamin which tribe was coupled with Judah when G_d separated the tribes into two distinct nations, the Kingdom of Judah and the Kingdom of Israel (constituted by the other 10 tribes).

Certain promises were given to the Kingdom of Judah, most were given to the Kingdom of Israel....

42 posted on 03/18/2003 3:16:29 AM PST by Spirited
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

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

No. David captured the city and made it his capital.

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

Moslems pray facing Mecca. If Jerusalem lies between the Moslem and Mecca he will face Jerusalem.

43 posted on 03/18/2003 3:20:19 AM PST by Junior (Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigmike825
Yes you are clueless. Run along and kiss up to the Jihadists. To them you are useful idiot.
44 posted on 03/18/2003 3:29:53 AM PST by dennisw ( http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: lormand
I'm guilty of the same thoughts. Before September 11th, I hadn't paid enough attention to the differences between the Muslim countries and Israel, and had just chalked up the conflict to two warring factions fighting over a sandbox. Perhaps all the years of what passes for "higher education" I'd been through (which refuses to make any judgments on anything, and wants us to think all cultures have "value" and "merit") had made me blind.

After doing some research on the subject, I can now say I think the whole civilized world owes Israel a great deal. They're our first line of defense against an uncivilized, filthy culture that wants nothing more than to drag the rest of the world back into the 14th century with them. I hope Israel eventually totally ignores all the hand wringing and harsh anti-semitic sentiment that comes from the U.N. and other inferior places (like France and Norway) and eventually REALLY brings the thunder down on the Muslim nations.
45 posted on 03/18/2003 3:40:46 AM PST by LanPB01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: truthandlife; hos46; Spirited; Junior
7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.

Didn't Salem, the nucleus of what later became Jerusalem, exist back in Abraham's day?

I further understand that Melchizedek was the King of Salem and priest of the "Most High God" at that time.

And at some point Melchizedek blessed Abraham at that location.

So, I believe that God's people have a history with that location long predating King David.

46 posted on 03/18/2003 4:09:21 AM PST by Freebird Forever
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: brat
Does anyone out there doubt who was speaking to Mohammed?

Yes, but not me.

47 posted on 03/18/2003 4:35:24 AM PST by Aquinasfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: bigmike825
You and millions of Western hating leftist in this country are still living in the pre-911 world. The world has now passed you by, and you don't know it.

Your claim of support for the UN's weapon inspectors today, is contradicted by your non-support for Israel, which was created by the support of the UN.

You seem to know a lot about Nazi's which is more in tune to with your appeasment of murderous tyrants like Arafat and Hussein.

Now that we are at war, your comments are especially poisonous. Your comments reek of traitorous and subversive stench. I can only hope that people who hold your view, will go to Israel and try and stop the IDF from protecting her people.

God Bless the USA and the IDF!

48 posted on 03/18/2003 8:10:09 AM PST by lormand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Utopia
I can certainly verify the calendar statements ... its now 5762 in the Jewish calendar

So what exactly was the year ZERO in the Jewish calender ? Serious question btw ? Was that the year that the God's covenent with Abraham was made ?
49 posted on 03/18/2003 8:17:59 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Take charge of your destiny, or someone else will)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Comment #50 Removed by Moderator


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-57 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson