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Jerusalem: Israel’s Capital

Jerusalem is one of the world’s most ancient cities; archaeology indicates it was inhabited as early as the 4th century BCE. In 1,000 BCE, King David conquered the city from the Jebusites and Jewish sovereignty in the holy city was established. Though Jerusalem has not always been under Jewish control, and the Jewish population there has waxed and waned throughout the centuries, its centrality to the Jewish religion has not changed.

Jerusalem is the most holy city in Judaism. Synagogues the world over are constructed so that the worshipers prayer toward Jerusalem; synagogues within the city are built facing the Western Wall and Temple Mount. Mentions of Jerusalem abound in the liturgy, often bitterly lamenting the fall of Jerusalem and beseeching God to allow the Jewish people to return.

In 1840, a large influx of Jewish immigrants arrived in Jerusalem, catapulting the Jews to the majority of the city, a fact which remains true today. After Israel declared its independence in 1948, Jerusalem was declared the capital of the new country, although the city remained divided, with Jordan controlling the eastern half (including the Temple Mount) and Israel, the western half. Following the Six Day War in 1967, Israel reunited its beloved city. Today, all branches of Israeli government are headquartered in Jerusalem, including the Knesset building; only the Ministry of Defense is located in Tel Aviv rather than Jerusalem.

However, Israel’s recognition of Jerusalem as its capital has not been echoed internationally. Countries that have diplomatic relations with Israel—including the United States—have their embassies located outside of Jerusalem, mainly in Tel Aviv, and citizens born in Jerusalem are not officially listed in American documents as having been born in Israel.

The final status of Jerusalem has long been disputed, and is one of the sticking points in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. The Palestinians envision east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. For Palestinians, Jerusalem is their third holiest city, second only to Mecca and Medina. Jerusalem is home to the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque, commemorating Mohammed’s Night of Ascension. According to tradition, Mohammed miraculously traveled in one night from Mecca to Jerusalem. Upon his arrival, he was taken to heaven, where he met with earlier prophets of Islam and spoke to Allah himself. However, the city seems to have become more popular with Islam only since the advent of Zionism, and most Israelis remain adamant that the city will never again be divided.

Teddy Kollek, the former mayor of Jerusalem, pointed out that only the Israelis have taken the most sacred city in their religion and turned it into their capital. For example, though the Muslim Saudis had their two holy cities Mecca and Medina to choose from for their capital, the capital of Saudi Arabia became Riyadh. Similarly, Jordan never attempted to make Jerusalem its capital, settling for Amman.

The Israeli people understand the significance of their city, which has been the capital of the Jewish people for hundreds of years. The importance of Jerusalem has been recognized among other people as well. The statesman Winston Churchill once commented “You ought to let the Jews have Jerusalem; it was they who made it famous.” Israeli prime ministers, from David Ben-Gurion, to Benjamin Netanyahu, from Yitzhak Rabin, to Ariel Sharon, have declared over and over that Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people and will not be exchanged, ripped apart, or given away.

What do you think?

  • Cj
    June 16, 2015
    6:03 am
     

    “I have chosen Jerusalem for my Name to be there, and I have chosen David to rule my people Israel.”… “Jerusalem, the city Yahweh had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel in which to put his Name.”

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  • Lydia Martinez
    June 2, 2015
    2:16 pm
     

    I believe in God I know he is coming soon I want everybody to love one another I want all all over the world to repent of their sins cuz she is coming back soon cuz I lov i on earth as it is in h amen

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  • Larry
    February 26, 2014
    10:06 pm
     

    Yerusalum is Israel’s capital and nothing more!!!
    Shalom and nothing more!!!

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  • Travis
    October 15, 2013
    10:22 pm
     

    Jerusalem has always, will always, be the capital of Israel and the World must sooner or later recognize it as such. I also believe the Arabs have no right to Israel.

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  • leon
    June 14, 2013
    12:53 pm
     

    jesus will sort it all out on his return. amen x

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  • ahmed
    March 29, 2013
    5:17 pm
     

    Jerusalem belongs to Velstunain Whatever you do, O robbers

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    • Samir
      July 25, 2013
      5:18 am
       

      When was Jerusalem ever the capital of Palestine?
      The Capital of Roman Palestrina was Aelia-Capitolina and not Jerusalem, as the Romans changed that name to further ingratiate the Jews. So there!!

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  • craig
    March 29, 2013
    9:49 am
     

    I REALLY ENJOY THE FACT ISRAELS IS GODS COVENANT WITH THE JEWS. AS NATIONS ITS ADMIRATION TO WATCH HOW GODS REMAINS FAITHFUL IN HIS WORD AND HOW ITS PORTRAYED IN WORLD EVENTS. I STAND FOR ISRAEL FOR WHO WILL STAND AGAINST GOD

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    • Cristina
      May 20, 2013
      6:31 pm
       

      A prayer for the State of Israel

      Our Heavenly Father , Rock and Redeemer of the people Israel: Bless the State of Israel,
      with its promise of redemption. Shield it with your love; spread over it the shelter of
      your peace. Guide its leaders and advisors with your light and your truth. Help them
      with your good counsel. Strengthen the hands of those who defend our Holy Land.
      Deliver them; crown their efforts with triumph. Bless the land with peace and its
      inhabitants with lasting joy. And let us say: Amen.

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  • Tammy
    March 28, 2013
    7:07 am
     

    I am a believer living in America and God as given me a heart for Israel. I stand on the wall in watchful prayer for her until Yahweh establishes Jerusalem as the praise of the earth!

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  • Mark
    March 14, 2013
    12:16 pm
     

    JERUSALEM remember how Jesus wept over her. May she one day be the home of ambassadors for Christ.

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  • Ralph
    March 11, 2013
    6:41 am
     

    God Bless the Beloved Jewish People. Amen Amen Amen

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  • Marcus
    March 1, 2013
    4:43 pm
     

    Israel is Gods chosen people and Jerusalem belongs to Him and His people. No muslims have any claim to Israel as God promised it to ISRAEL.

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  • victor
    February 19, 2013
    12:57 am
     

    I support jerusalem as isreal capital.God bless isreal and jerusalem the city of the great kings

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    • kirsten
      February 21, 2013
      4:11 pm
       

      We all need to support israel and her capital. Does anyone have any recommendations about who to send money to to help israel? I dont mean fundraisers for lobbies but something in israel?

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  • victor
    February 18, 2013
    11:31 am
     

    I support jerusalem as capital of isreal

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  • sister
    January 8, 2013
    10:05 pm
     

    Jerusalem & all of Israel belongs to the Jewish people,given 2 them by almighty God & apple of Gods eye.thers til the return of Jesus,he shall reign a 1000 yrs.aftr destroy her enemies n satan 4ever

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    • Linda
      January 20, 2013
      10:28 am
       

      If America does not stand for Israel, we do so at own peril. Israel and it’s holy city is the ONLY piece of geography on the planet given to a people by almighty God Himself. Israel belongs to the Jews. What moron would stand against His Will?

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  • Jose
    January 3, 2013
    10:48 pm
     

    There is only one God, one truth,one saviour and he weeped over Israel and He will established His kingdom forever and ever. Jesus is the way, truth and life the only way to God the father.

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  • Debbie
    November 29, 2012
    3:34 pm
     

    Jerusalem belongs to Israel and Israel belongs to the Jewish people. It was given to them by God and mentioned that it was given to them several times in our Bible. I say it should remain that way and I know that the Lord’s word does not return void and he will protect Israel and the Jewish people in the end for he loves them very much, as do I.

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    • bonnie
      December 20, 2012
      2:59 pm
       

      Jerusalem has always belonged to Israel they have a right to build on their own capital

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    • Alexander
      January 2, 2013
      5:52 pm
       

      It also states in the Qur’an that it belongs to the Muslim’s as well

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      • leo
        May 25, 2013
        10:28 am
         

        you sound as if you are muslim and that is why you cannot understand that god [jahova]gave not only israel but much much more of that area to do all of his promises to the jewish people and to dwell there and prosper.

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  • yochanan
    November 24, 2012
    8:50 pm
     

    iam messianic the scriptures are so clear we have to obey the way the lord said if we love the lord we love israel

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  • ANTHONY
    October 18, 2012
    4:34 pm
     

    ISRAEL IS THE HOME OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE I SUPPORT ISRAEL UNTIL GOD RETURN AND I AM FROM THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO I WOULD LOVE TO VISIT ISRAEL ONE DAY SO PROTECT YOUR LAND THAT GOD GAVE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE THE CHRISTIANS SUPPORT YOU LOVE ISRAEL FOREVER

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  • Linda
    October 17, 2012
    6:20 pm
     

    God Almighty never breaks a promise to his people. The fact that the nation of Israel was made a nation 60 yrs ago, the fact that it has gone from probably in 1948 from less than a half million Jews to a counyry of almost seven million Jews now, is all prophesy being fulfilled. The Jews sre being regathered to the land of Israel just as the Lord said would happen. The Temple Mount is the soul, heart and spirit of the Jewish people. Try and take this away from them and be ready for Gods wrath.

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  • oleg
    October 6, 2012
    2:56 pm
     

    didnt god send more than 10 prophets to the jews, of which they killed all? they dont believe that jessus is god or even a holly man. not sure why we say christians and jews, nothing in common. read!

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    • leo
      May 25, 2013
      10:37 am
       

      if you take the time to read the word correctly you will see that it wasn’t the jewish people who killed all the prophets,it was just those who were afraid that they would have to give up thier power and greed if they didn’t stop

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  • Mike
    August 4, 2012
    12:59 pm
     

    Jerusalem is Israel’s capital city and it will remain to be the city of God chosen people of Israel. Muslims have nothing with Jews and Christian city. But the world are making a disgusting.

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  • Pat
    July 31, 2012
    2:30 pm
     

    I love the Jewish people as our God loves them.
    God says I will bless them who bless you and curse them who curse you. God Bless Israel and all His people. COME LORD JESUS COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Richard
    July 30, 2012
    4:00 pm
     

    Neither Obama nor anybody else has nothing –nothing to Jerusalem !!!!–This is and will remain Jewish capital solely ! as God’s Jehova own city! Period!! This is what God says. Israel is His chosen

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  • Rhett
    July 26, 2012
    11:29 pm
     

    The Obama regime does not recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Isreal. He does not want to offend his muslim brothers.
    I believe Jerusalem to be the capitol of Isreal and pray for the Jewish people.

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    • Vida
      July 29, 2012
      9:39 am
       

      It’s somewhat unimportant what President Obama thinks as the body that really counts is the United Nations and that organisation lists Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital. In my view Israel is lucky to exist at all and should learn to share and live in peace with the people who have lived there in Palestine for the last 2000 years.

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      • Angela
        August 6, 2012
        8:11 pm
         

        Vida, Your statement of facts and figures just maybe inaccurate.

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      • leo
        May 25, 2013
        10:47 am
         

        this is not about obama,this is about israel having the right to defend herself against all who would try to destroy them.and israel is not the agressor in this and has done more for the whole world in finding cures for many illnesses and has even given free medical aid to those who appose them ,they always respond to world disasters with search and rescue and medical aid ,and ask for nothing in return.

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  • Martin
    May 13, 2012
    2:40 pm
     

    God has his Holy hand on Israel.nothing can happen to her that God doesn’t allow! God protect Israel and her people!!A-men!

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    • cecilia
      October 8, 2012
      12:08 pm
       

      your right but if obama wins this election the lord is coming real soon!! we are in our final wars says the lord and its true read matthew 24 and we are almost done with suffering. THE LORD IS COMING

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  • Nicholas
    December 22, 2011
    4:51 pm
     

    A prayer for the State of Israel

    Our Heavenly Father , Rock and Redeemer of the people Israel: Bless the State of Israel,
    with its promise of redemption. Shield it with your love; spread over it the shelter of
    your peace. Guide its leaders and advisors with your light and your truth. Help them
    with your good counsel. Strengthen the hands of those who defend our Holy Land.
    Deliver them; crown their efforts with triumph. Bless the land with peace and its
    inhabitants with lasting joy. And let us say: Amen.

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  • Raymond
    November 29, 2011
    1:22 pm
     

    As an American, I am for Israel and their capital. I am for peace first, and if peace cannot be gained through diplomacy, I am all for Israel to defend itself by any means, when they are threatened.

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  • Ira
    November 18, 2011
    11:02 am
     

    East Jerusalem is occupied territory and all Jewish settlement there is illegal according to international law.

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    • leo
      May 25, 2013
      10:54 am
       

      who cares about international law?the only law is GOD’S law.if you spend more time reading the gospel you would be more inclined to realize the people of israel are living on GOD’S promised land.

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  • lori
    November 4, 2011
    8:01 pm
     

    Psa 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Even in these sad times I hold this in my heart.

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  • John in US
    August 22, 2011
    7:29 am
     

    Never have I had such distaste for an American President and the Capital Legislators. We ALL need to back ISRAEL! There is a BIG following of us who Love Israel and are praying for YOUR SAFETY!

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  • CHantal
    July 10, 2011
    1:01 pm
     

    Winston Churchill said that The Jewish people deserve to have their home land”and the U.N in 1948 declared the New State of Israel as the legitimate state of the jewish people after 5.000.years !!
    Since then they have fought to defend that land,and have done what no other Nation has ever done.!Give land back for Peace.! The 1967
    borders represent the Security of Israel and rightfully so !
    The Palestinian as Arabic speaking people have the whole Arab Peninsula (please see Geog.Map) to expand but they want to destroy ,annihilate
    the incredibly creative ,productive and progressive tiny Israel!
    Reflexion of collective Envy,Jealousy on a grand Scale No Doubt. G-d stands with Israel !!

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  • David
    July 5, 2011
    10:55 am
     

    I had to take the time to read everyone’s comment. It is so funny to see all that is written. Not funny as laughable but funny as in look what God is doing in the hearts of many. You are all awsome and God will certainly bless you all for praying and standing up for Israel.

    America has lost her way and unless we change our leadership we will no longer be a blessing to Israel but a curse.

    Don’t ever stop praying for Israel, but do not pray only for their safty but also their salvation. Remembering that most of the Jewish nation does not believe in Jesus as the son of God but rather a prophet; we need to pray that God opens the eyes of more of His chosen people.

    Adam & Eve died spiritually the very same moment the turned their back on God after knowing His love, mercy and blessing. America is about to do the same. God help us!!

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    • Dopuglas
      August 19, 2011
      2:07 pm
       

      If the United States goes against Israel as stated we are in deep trouble. The bible says I will bless those who bless israel, and curse those who curse Israel, this is Gods feelings, the Israelites are His people,we should remember what

      God did to Pharoh when he would not release Israel from egypt. Obama is wrong if he dosent support Israel.Our country is already in a big enough moral crisis.We need to go back to the ways of our founding fathers.God bless Israel.

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      • Terry
        December 21, 2011
        2:13 am
         

        The epxterise shines through. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

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  • LYDIA
    June 23, 2011
    5:11 pm
     

    I stand for Israel, Jerusalem is belong to them and it cannot give given away…it was given to them by God almighty. Read the bible is you want to know more..so pls stop asking Israel to give away Jerusalem to the Palestine people..American you have to know Israel is God people…Don’t play with God.

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    • Betty
      June 27, 2011
      9:56 am
       

      I beliece as lydia, God almighty gave this land to the descendants of Isarel(Jacob) forever and ever. God will destroy their enemies including the US if we try to force them to devide their land. I have been and will pray for Isarel.

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  • Nelson
    June 12, 2011
    11:14 am
     

    From all around Puerto Rico, let it be known now that all the true Christian in this island, stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel to the last man. As commanded by the Eternal in prayer at all times. AMEN

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  • michelle
    June 10, 2011
    12:27 pm
     

    GOD IS THE BEST SOLDER OF ISRAEL HE WILL BLESS HIS PEOPLE NO MATTER HOW MANY GIANTS CAN BE AGAINST US WE CAN EVERYTHING BECAUSE GOD JESUS CHRIST IS WITH US FOREVER MORE!!!!!!! HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US

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  • Margarita
    June 8, 2011
    11:53 am
     

    Jerusalem is the city of God and He will stand for it ALWAYS. Nobody will affect God’s will, not even Satan. Isreal and Jerusalem will stand for ever because God says it in His Word, The Bible. Haleluyah.

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  • william
    June 4, 2011
    1:19 pm
     

    many will rise up an many will fall but the great city belongs to the jewish people thus it will neverbe taken from them as is by God’s design—The jewish people are great with a long tradition.

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  • Ademola
    June 4, 2011
    5:36 am
     

    Psalms:137:5: If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
    Psalms:137:6: If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem…

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  • Christopher
    June 3, 2011
    12:48 am
     

    Psa 122:2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
    Psa 122:3 Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together:
    Psa 122:4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to the testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
    Psa 122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
    Psa 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
    Psa 122:7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

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  • Bani
    June 2, 2011
    10:42 pm
     

    greetings in His name our Lord and Creator Elohim/YhWh/Jehovah, The Great I AM, all what want to say and comment in this short letter is the Word of God that summed all in
    Zachariah 12:2,3 2.

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  • raul
    June 2, 2011
    8:20 pm
     

    Jerusalem belongs to Israel and its people. they must keep it for the return of Jesus . it will never be divided again .

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  • Gerald
    June 2, 2011
    8:15 pm
     

    What the world doesn’t not want to accept is that the Lord is going to rule the world from this Holy City. Jerusalem is “The City of The Jews” from of old and someday all the land that was promised to the Jews will be occupied by the Jews. May God of Heaven bless this small country because it is the Time Clock of humanity.

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  • Solms
    June 2, 2011
    7:59 pm
     

    Yerushlayim will not be divided.God has so
    spoken.Unlike Hassan Obama,Our PM Stephen Harper,has stood firm with Israel.

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    • Debbie
      June 3, 2011
      8:03 am
       

      Many Americans agree with you and truly love Israel and pray for Israel. Do not forget this regardless of what happens. Only our evil Government leader and his cohorts are against Israel. He has also proven to be against America. Many foolish Americans’ eyes are blinded to this fact.
      When America turns it’s back on Israel, God will no longer bless the U.S. But I am reminded what the Bible says, that in the end time All Nations will turn against Israel. But GOD will stand with Israel.

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  • LYDIA
    June 2, 2011
    5:10 pm
     

    JERUSELAM IS BELONG TO ISRAEL, IT HAS GIVEN TO THEM MANY YRS AGO BY THE LORD, IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE. WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN TO THEM NOBODY CAN TAKE IT AWAY. AMERICAN YOU HAS TO BE WISE. IF ISRAEL FAIL, YOU WILL ALSO FAIL. NEVER NEVER GIVE THE LAND OF ISRAEL FOR EXCHANGE OF ANYTHING.IT BELONG TO THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.

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  • JC
    June 2, 2011
    4:53 pm
     

    AMEN

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  • Joe
    June 2, 2011
    4:06 pm
     

    I visited Israel in November 2010 and found the Jewish people accepting and hospitable. I stand with the Jewish people and oppose any change in the borders of Israel or any change in the status of Jerusalem. This land is in the possession of the rightful owners.

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  • Patrick
    May 26, 2011
    6:42 pm
     

    I Patrick stands with Israel because we are all one union of people united under one God. Israel is the rock of all freedom and the way of life to what God gives to all of us. If Israel falls the USA falls and life as we know it will become a lot harder. So stand with Israel and heed God’s warning of his land.
    God bless you all

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    • wallace
      June 2, 2011
      6:03 pm
       

      very well said. i’m proud that our prime minister steven harper has time and again given voice to the support of isreal her people and her rights. makes me proud to be a canadian. i’m disappointed in obama and his speech, just shows his lack of history foresight and appeasement to the muslims. god bless isreal and canada

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    • patti
      September 5, 2012
      4:59 pm
       

      We are One LOVE<3

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  • Meggy
    May 13, 2011
    3:56 pm
     

    It doesn’t matter what the enemies say.What matters is what G-d said “Yerushlayim shall not be divided”If G-d said it that settles it.It is His city and if it His,nobody can take it out of His hand. I dare any of Israel’s enemy try it.”Yerushlayim is mine”says the LORD.

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    • odioso
      June 2, 2011
      8:36 pm
       

      shalom brother…
      the existence of the jews in the land is not by human will. it is the lords will. no one can oppose this. even the united muslims countries who do not acknowledge the lord jesus christ as the king of kings.

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      • Alexander
        June 3, 2011
        3:44 pm
         

        Unfortunately, the world does not appear to understand what God has said about the Jews and Jerusalem. No one can impose any man-made solutions to the land of Israel. Please read the Bible and be obedient.

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        • jessie
          September 8, 2011
          8:27 pm
           

          IEarl is Gods & Jews are His chosen people Jesus died on a cross so if U except Him as Your savior & give your Heart &all tobHim U will be saved and go to Heaven . his life as aGod man was in Bethlem.

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  • Brian
    May 12, 2011
    11:30 am
     

    People of Israel – the best friends you have in the entire world are the Christians in America and the West who love you, your scriputes, your history and your God – the one true and only God. We stand with you and will NEVER abandon you. Jerusalem Forever. Am Israel Chai!!

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  • Rikki
    May 3, 2011
    1:05 pm
     

    Always and forever Jerusalem will be Israel
    Capital no More Jewish Land for Peace
    God Bless Israel Forever Amen

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  • Debby
    April 17, 2011
    4:35 pm
     

    I STAND WITH ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE. I HAVE BEEN GRAFTED INTO THE COVENANT OF GOD, BY THE BLOOD OF YESHUA THE MESSIAH. AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, THEY ARE MY PEOPLE, TOO. PRAYING ALWAYS FOR THEM.

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  • ROBAIR
    April 8, 2011
    6:04 am
     

    YES IT IS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL…. AS THE MOSLEMS KORAND SAID… OH MY JEWISH INTER THE HOLY LAND IN JERUSALEM AND NEVER GO OUT… IF ISLAM SAID THAT ,,,WHATS MORE ,,, IT IS THE LAND OF THE PREFERABLE NATION TO GOD,,, FOR THAT WE HAVE TO STAND WITH ISRAEL…

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  • Alex
    April 8, 2011
    3:02 am
     

    May God rescue and bless Israel and her City Jerusalem.
    Amen.

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  • George
    March 30, 2011
    2:40 pm
     

    Israel with Jerusalem as the capital is given to the children of Jacob through a holy covenant between the patriarch Abraham and Jahweh, the Lord of the hosts for ever. It can never be challenged by any one. As long as the Israelites remained faithful to the Lord, no enemy could even stare at them. But the did not remain faithful. They wanted to please the heathen by worshiping the false gods. Then they rejected the Messiah who came as the fulfillment of the prophecy as the child of woman and crucified him saying “Let his blood be on us an our children”. All the persecutions they underwent is the result of this rejection. They are going to suffer furthermore in the hands of a future leader whom they shall consider as the Messiah but actually will be the anti Christ. But later their eyes will be opened to look at the one whom they pierced. If their rejection caused blessing for the heathens who accepted Jesus as the redeemer,their acceptance as the Messiah will cause greater blessing to them. The hearts of the Israelites are partially hard for the time being but they will regain their lost glory in the sight of the Lord. Israel will build their temple at the very spot where the present Mosque Al Aqsa stands. God bless Israel.

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  • des
    March 21, 2011
    2:36 am
     

    I’ve been to Jerusalem and even prayed in the wailing wall. I could really feel the presence of the True God, my tears fell as I pray. I believe God the owner of the universe is everywhere. Jerusalem is known worldwide as the center of Christianity not only as the capital of Israel.

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  • jOHNSON
    March 19, 2011
    6:58 am
     

    YES, JERUSALEM IS CAPITAL OF ISRAEL, IT CANNOT BE DIVIDED OR GIVEN AWAY TO ARABS.
    WE WILL PRAY FOR PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
    FINALLY IT IS FOR JEWS

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  • Larry
    March 18, 2011
    10:58 pm
     

    In the Bible says, “Thus saith Lord, the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” (Isaiah 44:6)KJV! Amen!

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  • dradjad
    March 18, 2011
    4:49 pm
     

    waiting for the second coming

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  • Alan
    March 18, 2011
    6:50 am
     

    Jerusalem for our Jewish Brothers and Sisters forever! Next year in Jerusalem!

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  • Yvonne
    March 17, 2011
    11:43 pm
     

    I agree 100% with all the thoughtd expressed in the above letters!
    Jerusalem is even a Jewish name and
    Jesus, a Jew, was there often in His time.
    It will ever be the Holy City of the Jews,
    God’s chosen people. And we who follow His
    Word are Jewish too. “As hovering birds, so will the Lord protect Jerusalem.”
    Isaiah 31:5

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  • Edgardo
    March 17, 2011
    7:26 pm
     

    Jerusalen le pertenece a los Hebreos,punto! Que mas pueba quieren,se olvidaron de la guerra de los 6 dias? Como pudo un pais tan pequeno reconquistar a esa bendita ciudad cuando eran rodeados por todas partes por los ejercitos arabes? Porque el Dios de los Israelitas cumplio lo que les prometio y fue el que peleo por ellos en esa corta guerra,para que se cumplera la profecia.El Dios de Israel es el unico y verdadero Dios,de no ser asi,los arabes hubieran exterminado a los judios.

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  • Nick
    March 17, 2011
    4:44 pm
     

    If one believes God, it simple. The land of Israel is for the Jewish people. Myself and my family believe God.

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  • Bill R
    March 17, 2011
    3:11 pm
     

    God created the entire universe AND the earth. He owns it all. He can do with it as he wishes, and HE gave Jerusalem and the land of Israel to the Jews. Since God is eternal, Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people eternally. No matter WHO occupies it at any given time in history. God’s will trumps all other arguments.

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  • isabel
    March 17, 2011
    2:29 pm
     

    I BELIEVE WITH ALL MY HEART AND BY BIBLICA FACT JERUSALEM BELONGS TO THE JEWS , THAT IS THE APPLE OF THE EYES OF THE LORD ,AND GOD OF ISRAEL,WE HAVE NO RIGHTS TO DECIDE OVER A LAND THAT DOES NOT BELONG TO US

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  • Kunn
    March 17, 2011
    2:05 pm
     

    As a Nigerian I have a great feeling for the Jews. However you are to take courage and have it in mind that nobody on this earth can change the status of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.It is going be not only the capital city of Israel but the capital city of the whole world with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head of government. All you need now are patience and absolute love for Israel. May the Almighty God protect you from the wolves and demons called Palestinians and Arabs,Amen.

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    • Dusty
      March 18, 2011
      4:31 pm
       

      Well said and wisely applied my brother Kunn.Your words touch my heart. I am a retired military officer, and at times, I pray that God would let me move to the pupil of His eye, to help defend her or to at least give one Israeli solider relief.Maybe I just need to do what our Lord said”pray for your enemies”.

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  • Susan
    March 17, 2011
    1:48 pm
     

    It simply does not matter who has had control of Jerusalem at different times over the centuries; it matters that God designated the boundaries of Israel and Jerusalem as belonging to the Jews. To compromise is a direct rebellion against our Lord–the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He already decided what the final status of Jerusalem will be.

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  • Chris
    March 17, 2011
    1:46 pm
     

    I pray daily for Israel and Gods Holy City Jerusalem. I pray for Gods Holy Wisdom and strength for their leaders and protection for my jewish brothers and sisters.

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  • maxine
    March 10, 2011
    11:55 am
     

    To Gods people in Israel,and Christians;
    Here is the answer,In the Old testament read 2nd Chronicles 7:14.
    You are Gods people as we christians are, and if we meet these conditions God Will heal our land. i am honored to be a part of ther family of God. I pray for the peace on Jerusalem.

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  • xpanzion
    February 2, 2011
    11:49 am
     

    GODBLESS The Great Holy Nation Of Israel and GODBLESS The Jewish people and HIS choosen People!!!

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  • AJ
    January 25, 2011
    7:02 pm
     

    It is a scary thought to touch the apple of GOD’s eye. I consider myself Jewish because Jesus is a Jew and we have the same Father.

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  • Amy
    December 20, 2010
    8:42 pm
     

    God gave Jerusalem to the sons of Abraham, Issac and Jacob who are Jews. God is a hard task master, the Jews fell short, so he took it away from the jews, gave it back to the jews, took it away gave it back, last time, on June 10th 1967 with the help of these huge beings carrying giant flaming swords, which made the Jews enemies run for their lives,even leaving all their military equipment behind, and this comes from word of mouth Arabs that ran terrified! Why don’t they learn? What is wrong with them? Why can’t they humble themselves and admit that they are Esau and Ishmael? I don’t get it.

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  • debrah
    December 15, 2010
    4:10 pm
     

    we all need to stand with Israel!! because that is what our “LORD” would want us too do we all should try and send them $ 5.00 or$ 10.00 a month to help i know we will stand before the “LORD” and he will ask us why did we not help Israel. well i will send them at least $ 5.00 i do know that is what “MY LORD” want me too do “MERRY CHRISTMAS” too all

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  • debrah
    December 15, 2010
    4:06 pm
     

    we all need to stand with Israel!! because that is what our “LORD” would want us too do we all should try and send them $ 5.00 or$ 10.00 a month to help i know we will stand before the “LORD” and he wil ask us why did we not help Israel. well i will send them at least $ 5.00 i do know that is what “MY LORD” want me too do “MERRY CHRISTMAS” too all

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  • pesach
    December 4, 2010
    11:18 pm
     

    The United States should move it’s embassy to Jerusalem

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  • Mark
    November 27, 2010
    11:47 am
     

    We have no right to tell Israel where to have their capitol than anyone can tell us we where to put ours.

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  • Alex Mejia
    November 18, 2010
    9:56 am
     

    Los que creemos en la mpalabra de Dios.,tenenmos que orar y pedir por Israe.,
    lo dice la palabra., Bendito israel

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  • Lydia
    November 11, 2010
    6:36 pm
     

    Jeruselam is a City chosen by God to King David to build for Him to worship in the old days. Read in your old holy bible, how God lead Isreal to their own land, That land is belong to Isreal, it a internalcovenantwith blood to Isreal therefore, nobody can’t take that Land away or City from them. it belong to God forever, when Jesus coming back to this world then the whole world will know and understand, those of you who try to take away God given land and city is in big trouble, are you now afraid of God. So repent otherwise the God will be agaisnt you and your family. When my Lord Jesus Walk on the street of Jeruselam 2000years ago,He ask to pray for the peace of Jeruselam. Arise people of God pray for the peace of Jruselam. Let God regein in His Land and CIty.In the old days the land of canaan is given to Ibram to his descendants that is Isreal people..so be careful poeple, you want to fight agaisnt God almighty. I pray that you will repent and know the truth of God words. God is watching over Isreal.

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  • steven
    October 26, 2010
    7:32 pm
     

    the lord will return through that holy city,and 12000 out of the 12 tribes will form out of that city that will be preaching after the rapture along with the 2 prophets. islam thinks if they could capture that city and kill off the jews they could stop that prophecy, ANTICHRIST AT WORK.

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  • Carrol
    October 20, 2010
    8:27 am
     

    How can I not support Israel!!! It is the father land of the nation’s. On it’s street’s walked Jesus, not only in His service for mankind but His last walk for our salvation!! I will pray for and Bless Israel all the days of my life!!

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  • Meli
    September 23, 2010
    5:29 pm
     

    Israel belongs to the sons of Abraham; from the twelve tribes that it was given to. Jerusalem was made it’s capitabl by King David who wanted it to be the capital of Israel for the means of worshiping the True God.

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  • ernest
    August 13, 2010
    4:58 pm
     

    Amen!! That’s true

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  • maria corazon
    August 13, 2010
    12:48 pm
     

    Whatever is written in the scriptures about Israel and Jerusalem will prevail.
    It belongs to the twelve tribes of Jacob and to those who believe in Jesus Christ our salvation and redeemer. The Lord God is faithful to His words. All He said and declared will surely come to pass.Allelluiah!

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    • Pauline
      February 1, 2011
      5:56 pm
       

      Jerusalem is God’s holy city. He gave it to The jews. His chosen people to worship him in. One day Messiah Jesus will return and make his throne in Jerusalem and every knee shall bow to him there. many nations will try to destroy Israel but here’s the rub. We know the end of the story. It is written in God’s holy word. The enemies may attack but WE WIN !!!

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  • eldred sr.
    August 6, 2010
    12:52 am
     

    who made israel a nation thy lord god did for his people which are only jewish people that land every body wants or have a share of is not going to. if your not a jew then your a gentile and israel was made a nation for god chosen people only! it was not created for gentile people i know one day every nation will turn on israel and attack but watch! the hand of god will destroy her adversarys you can count on that even so come lord jesus! pray every day for god’s blessing and protectionon her .

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  • RUNIE
    July 22, 2010
    8:05 pm
     

    As a Christian, I always knew that Jerusalem belongs to Israel and the Jewish people. It is a very normal feeling. Nobody can take it away from them. Israel and Jerusalem goes hand in hand. One can not be without the other. Beware those that are trying to separate the two. God is watching you.

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  • Gerald
    July 22, 2010
    7:27 pm
     

    My Bible tells me in no uncertain terms that the City of Jerusalem belongs to the Jews and woe to anyone how tries to take this sacred, hallowed and holy city from them. Whatever you hear, most Americans back Israel as God’s chosen people and their right to exist in safety.

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  • Lisa
    July 18, 2010
    10:41 am
     

    I am a mixture of Jew and christian. I am Jewish by birth and christian by upbringing. My mom and grandparents were Jews from Latvia and survivors of the holocaust. They went into Germany after and then to the US. My mom died when I was 8 yrs old, and my dad raised me as christian. All in all, we all know that Jerusalem is the most holy of places and belongs to the Jewish people. It is in Israel where it belongs, never to be removed or taken apart. I stand proudly in defense of her… and pray for her daily. My husband is from there and will be taking me there for the first time. GOD will repay all who plot or do evil against her and her people. He is mighty and everlasting and His word never dies. GOD bless you all. May you be filled with peace and every good thing!!

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  • joyce
    July 6, 2010
    8:09 am
     

    God said it, that settles it, nothing else matters.

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    • Dana
      March 17, 2011
      6:26 pm
       

      You are so right.The world can debate it until the end of time on this earth.Wont change a thing!

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  • nasser
    July 5, 2010
    12:48 pm
     

    wow all this talk of israel belonging to the jewish people only and you call us muslims fundamentalists when you are using religion to say a city shouldnt be shared if you are not willing to share anything you will never have peace

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    • Susan
      July 19, 2010
      10:51 pm
       

      Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people. There will never be real peace until Jesus comes back to rule and reign in the city of Jerusalem. I pray for Jesus to come quickly.

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    • Janice
      August 26, 2010
      8:08 pm
       

      Since Israel is a free democracy, anyone can live there, Jewish or not. The problem with the Muslim countries is they don’t tolerate the Jews or Christians.

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      • steven
        October 26, 2010
        7:20 pm
         

        thats because the muslims main objective is to denounce the deity of christ.

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    • Boutros
      November 11, 2010
      7:53 pm
       

      Well said Nasser. All this talk about curses and such is some spooky stuff. Some of these people sound as nutty as the terrorists and their 72 virgins

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    • STEVEN
      November 15, 2010
      7:55 pm
       

      Gaza chant “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”

      0Share65November 5, 2010
      Up to 100,000 Palestinians attend a rally marking the 23rd anniversary of the Islamic Jihad movement foundation — and call for Israel to be “wiped out of existence”:

      Tens of thousands of supporters of the militant Islamic Jihad movement rallied in the streets of Gaza on Friday, chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”

      Young men and boys wearing white T-shirts with a slogan in the shape of a rifle bore portraits of militants killed in combat, under the black flags of Islamic Jihad.

      Ramadan Shallah, the group’s exiled chief in Damascus, sent a recorded message marking the anniversary of the assassination of the group’s leader Fathi Shiqaqi in Malta in 1995, by presumed Israeli secret agents
      THATS EVIL AND UNGODLY, AN ANTICHRIST ACT.

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    • Dr Eliezer
      March 17, 2011
      1:57 pm
       

      There is a difference between ownership and sharing. The Jews have never had a problem with sharing, I cannot say that about the muslims. In every muslim country they have STOLLEN everything from the Jews. The arabs that are citizens of Israel have more rights then arabs in any muslim country. Jordan was created just for the purpose of the Palestinians to have their own state. Nasser you are not honest as you want all Jews dead. If the Arabs put down their guns there would be peace overnight, If the Israelis put down their guns there would be no Israel.

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  • Welda
    June 25, 2010
    1:11 am
     

    Pro 29:25 The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in GOD protects you from that.
    Isa 60:14 The descendants of your oppressor will come bowing and scraping to you. All who looked down at you in contempt will lick your boots. They’ll confer a title on you: City of GOD, Zion of The Holy of Israel.

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  • Peter
    June 10, 2010
    8:29 am
     

    Israel belongs to the Israelites people. Whoever nations will lead to divide Israel, That nations will be in trouble and curses will follow them all the time. The God of Abraham will protect Israel, so to all against Israel, repent so you will not be included in the coming wrath of God of Abraham, God Bless You…

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    • steven
      October 26, 2010
      7:15 pm
       

      well said peter. god bless those who bless israel,and curse those who curseth israel.

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  • Elianah
    March 23, 2010
    7:02 am
     

    I am a Hispanic Jewish woman. My family had to escape from Europe during the Spanish Inquisition and come into the Caribbean. But the Inquisition followed them there. To preserve their lives and their families’ lives, they converted to Catholicism. Thanks to their action I am alive and a Jew today. Thousands of years ago, they took away from us our land and our Temple. Then, years later, they took away from us our Judaism. Now, they are trying to take away our Yerushalim. I wasn’t there before but, I am here now. I’ll give my last drop of blood, my last aspiration, my last effort and my last prayer to prevent my descendants from losing our Yerushalim. Jews, Muslim and Christians know that it was giving to us by G-d himself. Not by the UN or the International community but, by Hashem!!!.

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  • John
    March 19, 2010
    4:35 am
     

    There is no settlement in Israel. The holy land belongs to God and His people as promised to Abraham. Jerusalem is its capital.

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  • Asena
    February 18, 2010
    6:11 pm
     

    The Land of Israel belongs to the Israelites or the decendants of Israel (Jacob) and its capital is the Beloved Jerusalem.

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  • Mario
    February 11, 2010
    3:21 pm
     

    I do love Israel. May God richly bless and protect you even more.

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  • Lisa
    January 24, 2010
    2:22 pm
     

    Their are five U.S. Senators who have drawn long overdue legislation to deem Jerusalem as the capital of Isreal once and for all. For the love of God this needs to get done.

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    • Arthur
      March 17, 2011
      4:04 pm
       

      A law calling for the American embassy to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was passed by Congress and signed by the President (at the time) about 20 years ago. Unfortunately, it had a provision that the President could postpone the application of the law, Which each President has done ever since. For some 62 years, the policy of the State Department has been to not recognize Israel sovereignty ofIsrael over any part of Jerusalem. That is NOT the policy of Congress, and the American people.
      It is high time to get the State Department to change theiregregious policy!

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  • Robert
    January 15, 2010
    7:11 am
     

    We owe our help to the Jewish people. Our very salvation came from them, and their loving GOD.

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  • קרלוס הרומית
    January 3, 2010
    2:57 am
     

    Jerusalem secondarily belongs to the Jews and the nation of Israel. Primarily, it belongs to the Lord Adonai. To take it away from Adonai’s chosen people means to suffer His curses. May they who take it away be cursed and may they who restore it to its rightful inheritants be blessed! Adonai’s will be done on earth.

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  • Carole
    December 11, 2009
    7:17 pm
     

    I definitely believe that Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people because Muslims face Mecca when they say their prayers. The Jewish people even sing a song about Jerusalem, which includes that if Jerusalem is forgotten, may my right hand wither.

    My father lost his life during WWII in Okinawa and a Star of David marked his grave. Since I was seven years old when my father was killed, I have never forgotten him; and since I have a picture of that Star, it stands for what my father believed in and that is that the Jewish people deserve to be treated like all other nations; i.e., with freedom and respect. My brother was only two years old when we lost our father so he doesn’t have any memories of him, but when my brother finally realized that our mother was Jewish, he said, “The world doesn’t like Jews.” We weren’t raised Jewish; and since my mother’s immediate family assimilated, I had to find out on my own what Judaism meant to me. My mother bought a crypt in a Jewish cemetery, which is the only Jewish thing she did; and my brother still didn’t know she was Jewish. Since I am proud of my Jewish heritage, I want to help change all that because I don’t want my father’s sacrifice to be wasted. I was only seven years old when I lost my father, and I never got over the loss. If there is anything I can do to help the Jewish people, I will share my story with anyone who will listen.

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    • gloria
      December 28, 2009
      12:21 am
       

      im very proud to think the same as you GOD BLESS YOU !!!!!

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    • Reynold
      July 10, 2010
      6:44 pm
       

      I love israel more than my own life,its because of them I have a relationship with God through His son Jesus, maybe one day my family and I would be able to afford to visit there.

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    • linda
      March 10, 2011
      10:56 pm
       

      IAM NOT JEWISH,BUT I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR GOD’S PEOPLE. JERUSALEM BELONGS TO YOU.IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE YOURS.IAM CHRISTIAN AND TRULY BELIEVE IN GOD’S WORD,THAT NO MATTER WHO COMES AGAINST YOU GOD WILL ALWAYS COME TO YOUR DEFENSE. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.

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      • Leonid
        March 17, 2011
        11:33 pm
         

        I could agree any more. Jerusalem belongs to the Jews and it is clearly stated in the word of God. All those who teach otherwise are deceivers with the intention of turning many from God. Long Live Israel. Long Live Jerusalem.

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        • Martha
          March 18, 2011
          4:13 pm
           

          The fundamental reason that Jerusalem and Israel belongs to the Jews, is that the land was given by God to their Patriarch, Abram or Abraham, about 4,000 years ago, according to the Bible in the Book of Genesis,

          The children of Israel, having been led by Moses out of slavery from Egypt, a journey of 40 years, made claim to the land and fought many wars against the inhabitants to establish their ancient God-given claim.

          The “Promised Land” remained the homeland of Jews even though they traveled in exile for 2,000 years thereafter, which ended at Yalta in 1948.

          Since WWII, the Jews have been returning to Israel, the Promised Land from exile from all over the world.

          The Bible says that God will “bless those that bless Israel and curse them that curse Israel.”

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      • Elaine
        March 18, 2011
        4:58 pm
         

        I am not Jewish but I love Israel and the Jewish people. They are God’s chosen race. I believe the Jewish people should inhabit Jerusalem, and it should belong only to the Jewish people. Long live Israel and long live Jerusalem.

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