Why does israel want jerusalem?

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  • Shay p
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    Jerusalem has been our Capital since BCE 1500, David made it our capital.

    When Jews pray, wherever they are on the surface of the earth, they face towards Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the focal point of prayer of the Jews. In Hebrew the focal point of prayer is called Misrach, where the Temple mentioned is the bible when one time as mentioned in the New Testament where Jesus preached.

    Jerusalem was named Jerusalem by King David when he made it the capital. Jerusalem is the location of Judaism most sacred site, the Temple Mount which is where the two Temples were located and the city is the centre of Judaism.

    Jerusalem is the eternal Jewish city, and a symbol of a future time of peace. It is a symbol of zionism, a hopeful yearning to be free in our own land. Jews believe that all people, Muslims, Jews, Christians, and everyone else should be welcome there, regardless of faith.

    Jerusalem figures prominently in Jewish prayers, and feels the heart with hope and the soul with longing.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Religious connections, mostly. Israelis are mostly Jewish, and Jerusalem is central to Jewish dogma.

    Though, at this point, I should point out that Jerusalem has already been established as the capital in terms of where the central powers of Israel reside, so they don't want to give up their capitol buildings and centralized location.

  • Merc
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    @DAN blurted: "Herodotus toured Palestine in the 5th century BC, he had no mention for the Jews. He was referring to Palestinians all the time."

    Not so.

    See [1] for refute to this nonsense (search that page for "Pal", "Jews").

  • BMCR
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Not "want", "has".

    A better question may be why aren't the Palestinians flexible on the issue when it comes to the basically dead peace process?

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  • 8 years ago

    because they want to putt their hands on the forbidden books of magic that was buried by the prophet Solomon PBUH under his thrown

    the Jews believe that the prophet Solomon practiced magic...but the quran confirms that he didn't...it was the Shayteen and the people who prophet Solomon had control of that practiced it....the jews learned it when they were slaves in Babylon

    {They followed what the Shayatin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaiman (Solomon). Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels, Harut and Marut but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, "We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us). "And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their own selves, if they but knew. And if they had believed and guarded themselves from evil and kept their duty to Allah, far better would have been the reward from their Lord, if they but knew!}. (Al-Baqarah, 102, 103)

  • 8 years ago

    some zionists want East Jerusalem under israeli control to make sure that Armajddon can come true....

  • 8 years ago

    Its. a holy place all over the world. Jesus lived there.

  • Shani
    Lv 4
    8 years ago
  • Because it has belonged to them for the past 5,000 years, that good enough for you?

  • 8 years ago

    The Jewish claim that they owned the city for the last 3-4 thousand years is a lie

    The following reliable Jewish website displays the city time line which indicate that the city was ruled by the Jews for only 70 years

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Peace/...

    Jews where a minority there.

    When the Crusaders captured the city,they captured it from Muslims and not Jews.

    When Herodotus toured Palestine in the 5th century BC, he had no mention for the Jews.He was referring to Palestinians all the time.

    Why do Israel wants Jerusalem?

    The simple answer is that they made a lie and they believed it.

    They didn't leave a single proof that they ever lived there. It is all writings in their holy books, no single column, road, stadium, theatre,wall...etc

    Even the wailing wall was built by the Romans to surround an temple and a fort that was built on top of the mount

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