Beyond the Cusp

May 14, 2018

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem is the Heart of Israel

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Sunday was Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day. This is the day on the Hebrew calendar when during the Six Day War that the IDF liberated the Temple Mount, the Old City and all of Jerusalem. For Israelis, this is a special day for a number of reasons. One thing is that the Six Day War was a war brought upon Israel because Gamal Abdel Nasser wanted to be the Arab leader who destroyed the Zionist Entity. There is one thing people need to know, in much of the Arab World they do not recognize the existence of Israel. They call Israel the Zionist Entity and believe it is a temporary contrivance placed there by Western powers to destroy their world. This is why the Arab World refuses to recognize Israel yet they are sworn to destroy the Zionist Entity. But Israel continues to live each day with much the same aspirations as any other people the globe over. We hope to be with loved ones, see friends, work if we have jobs or simply enjoy retirement if one is so fortunate. This Sunday was still a little special and there were celebrations and we had longer and more intensive services including reading Hallel as a sign of our joy and happiness for this day and the celebration of Yom Yerushalayim. The best example often comes from the students and others dancing at the Kotel, the Western Wall (video from last year below). That is what happens when we celebrate here in Israel, the young dance and the rest take energy from their exuberance. We dance in groups and sing in groups as one of the most important items in our lives is family and community, which for Jews are one and the same.



Then there were the youths who on the Temple Mount attempted to raise an Israeli flag. The authorities prevented this and removed those responsible. This led to other students breaking into song. What could be wrong with a little celebratory singing on Yom Yerushalayim? Is not singing one kind of universal celebratory action which is supposed to be almost contagious? Well, apparently Jewish youths singing is not appreciated on the Temple Mount and the Muslims started to riot. The news that Jews had the audacity to sing on the Temple Mount spread and the riot grew in intensity causing the authorities to make the usual action to calm the situation, they removed all Jews from the Temple Mount (see video below). This is unfortunately the way the authorities always react, if the Arabs riots, then the Jews are forced off the Temple Mount. If the Arabs continue to riot for more than one day, then the Temple Mount is closed to Jews until the Arabs get tired of rioting every day. This is the reason why the Arabs will often riot on the weeks leading up to major Jewish holidays and continue rioting through the Jewish holidays just to prevent the Jews from entering the Temple Mount on their holy days. There are many who believe that this policy actually encourages Arab rioting. The real problem is that when Israel made peace with Jordan, they permitted the Muslim Waqf to continue to govern the Muslim sites on the Temple Mount. The Waqf is under Jordanian rule and they have slowly over time expanded their definition of what exactly are the Muslim sites on the Temple Mount. Now they not only include the Dome of the Rock and al-Aksa Mosque but now they have included the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and have now declared every millimeter of ground of the Temple Mount as Islamic holy soil, which is why Jews singing is considered an insult.





There have been attempts by Arabs to expand the Islamic area beyond the Temple Mount to include the Western Wall and the plaza where Jews pray and where the students danced this Yom Yerushalayim (see set of images below). The Arabs believe that actually all of Jerusalem is supposed to belong to them as well as all the land which is recognized by the rest of the world as Israel. The Jews, according to the Muslim belief, have no right to self-governance and must submit to Islamic rule and recognize Islamic superiority. This is why the Arabs riot when Jews appear to be celebrating, as Jews have no right to celebrate either. Jews are supposed to look down and never raise their heads and look a Muslim directly face-to-face. Jews are supposed to be Dhimmi, second-class citizens, and respect their betters and submit to Islam. Islam means Submission when translated directly into English. Islam is also the name of a religion which demands submission by all to come under its rule, as prophesized as a promise from Allah to Muhammad. The Muslims are supposed to conquer the world and then bring all into their religion with those refusing meeting an unfortunate end.


Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Plaza

Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Plaza 



Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Students Close-up

Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Students Close-up 



Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Students Oblique View

Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Students Oblique View


This is also some of why the Gaza demonstrations have been challenging to overrun the border fence and swarm into Israel. They have been told that all the land and treasure of the Jews will belong to those Gazans who are able to take back what they believe is rightfully their land. Most of the rioters are well under the age of seventy which is how long Israel has been on the map surviving the 1948 attempted War of Annihilation when six Arab armies invaded Israel on the day of her founding. The Arab forces attempted to annihilate Israel again with the 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War and with the terror war which has continued since starting well before Israel became a nation. There were riots, as the British referred to them, throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s on through the founding of Israel leading up to the 1948 war. The belief that any land which ever came under Islamic rule must always remain under Islamic rule is why the Arabs are so incensed over the existence of Israel and why most of the Islamic World refers to Spain and Portugal as Andalusia and claim it will return to Islamic rule. The anger and words of war which accompanied President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was based on the same Islamic insistence on their superiority. Jerusalem could not be called the capital of Israel because within the Arab world there is no Israel. It can be confusing but if you stick with it, eventually it all makes sense, well, except the part where Israel will go away any moment now.


As mentioned, the Gaza riots along the border fence have been stated as intending to erase the border and remove the Zionist entity. The Arab rioting on the Temple Mount can be predicted to start whenever Jews are rumored to be praying, singing or even whispering while on the Temple Mount. All of these actions are considered to be an insult to Islam. Many Arabs consider Israel and Zionism to be an insult to Islam. Part of the dangerous problem on the Temple Mount come from the Jordanian Waqf which has expanded Islamic claims and often go along with the rumors that the Jews are attacking the al-Aqsa Mosque, defiling the al-Aqsa Mosque or holding satanic rituals in the al-Aqsa Mosque. This went along with the call for rioting made by Mahmoud Abbas when he blessed the holy blood spilled on the Temple Mount and that they will not permit Jews to defile with filthy feet while claiming even the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as Islamic (see video below). These are glimpses into the Arab cause for insanity over anything which gives the Israelis joy, especially if it involves Jerusalem.



Today will be the ceremony declaring the United States Embassy open in Jerusalem. The President’s daughter and her husband will be attending. We imagine security in Jerusalem being at a level beyond imagination. They arrived yesterday during celebrations of Yom Yerushalayim (see video of arrival below). They would likely have heard many of the celebratory singing and the ceremony today may simply prolong the celebratory activities. Thanks to President Trump and the opening of the new embassy, perhaps in the future we will just have to celebrate two days of Yom Yerushalayim, just because. After all, we Israelis do like singing and dancing and having one more reason never hurts. What should be more interesting is that tomorrow is what the Arabs call Naqba Day, the day on the Gregorian calendar when Israel was founded. Not to worry, the President’s daughter and husband will either have been safely on their way to Washington D.C. or safely in their hotel or sightseeing with their own security detail and probably an Israeli detail as well.



This week will go down as definitely a week full of emotions and excitement. Yom Yerushalayim followed by the dedication of the Jerusalem United States Embassy and then the demonstrations by the Arabs for Naqba Day.


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  1. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


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