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July 25, 2011

Will Jerusalem Be on the Map Two Years from Now?

Filed under: Israel — Tags: , , — edge of the sandbox @ 6:31 pm

This is not a post about the Iranian nuclear threat, which is doesn’t seize to remind of itself.  Quite a few Arabs in and around Jerusalem would like to see Israel wiped out, even at the price of their own lives.

Last week I re-posted a video about the language commonly used to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict.  Historical Jewish place names are replaced with made-up Arab ones to advance political agenda.

The “International community” is all too eager to destroy if not Jewish people, then any memory of a Jewish presence anywhere in the world.  Legal Insurrection’s Mathew Knee writes about UNESCO editing Jews out of history, again:

A recent United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report on Arab contributions to science has declared Moses ben Maimon (also known as Maimonides or Rambam), generally considered the greatest of medieval Jewish philosophers and theologians (and incidentally, among the most prominent physicians of his day) to have been a Muslim named Moussa ben Maimoun.

In a few week’s time Fatah and Hamas will declare statehood.  There is probably going to be a war.  Israel will probably retain sovereignty of Jerusalem’s Old City.  Fatah and Hamas will continue laying claim to it, a claim that the “International community” will recognize.

Jerusalem picture

Global warming circa 2008: A rare picture of Jerusalem in snow.

Jerusalem has many names in many languages: it’s Zion, City of David and Salem, to name but a few.  It does have a historic Arab-Islamic name, Al-Quds, which Arab locals prefer, and on which, I’m sure, they will insist.  English speakers should not call the city by any name other than the historic English name because, well, it’s a historic English name.  We call Moscow Moscow, not Moskva, and we call Munich Munich, not Munchen. And, by the way, it’s Pakistan, not Pakeestan.

When new maps go into production, we might just end up with Al-Quds and West Jerusalem, which will make it a sad day in the history of civilization.

Just my uneducated guess.

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8 Comments »

  1. If the Dome of the Rock were Jewish, and if Arabs controlled Jerusalem, I doubt it would have been allowed to have been restored… or perhaps left standing at all.

    Comment by Harrison — July 25, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

  2. Marxist and Jihadist both put much effort into rewriting history. I have watched for the last twelve years as Hugo Chavez and his followers have rewritten the text books here in Venezuela. In two more generations there will be no more Venezuelans that know their true history.
    I agree with you that a terrible war is being planned for the Middle East. It could very well become World War III.

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — July 26, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

  3. Al-Quds…nah.

    Jerusalem.

    Comment by KingShamus — July 26, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

  4. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the maps “changed.”

    We live in the midst of constant push into revisionist history.

    Comment by Always On Watch — July 27, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

  5. Conservatives on Fire, SK, AOW

    That would pretty much require re-writing of the Bible: “If I forget thee o Al-Quds..” Shudders.

    Comment by edge of the sandbox — July 27, 2011 @ 5:15 pm


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