By Simon Fischler
Last week, Arab supremacist and Knesset member Jamal Zahalke had this to say at a Knesset debate.
“There is no such thing as the Temple Mount, there is only the al-Aqsa Mosque”.
Below is a little history in rebuttal to Zahalke’s racist and anti-Semitic diatribe.
Jew, here is a definition of the word from the Merriam Webster dictionary.
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ju, jeu, from Latin Judaeus, from Greek Ioudaios, from Hebrew Yĕhūdhī, from Yĕhūdhāh Judah, Jewish kingdom
Date: 13th century
1 a : a member of the tribe of Judah b : Israelite
2 : a member of a nation existing in Palestine from the sixth century b.c. to the first century a.d.
3 : a person belonging to a continuation through descent or conversion of the ancient Jewish people
4 : one whose religion is Judaism
The first three definitions talk of a tribe, a people, a nation. Why? Because being a Jew meant being part of a tribe or nation long before it meant being part of a religion.
The definition of the word or name Jew has become so important in today’s world, but why?
Because for thousands of years other nations (mostly conquerors in search of expanding their empires) have bullied, persecuted, exiled and/or mass murdered Jews.
Jews have always existed within the borders of Israel and Jews were here long before Arabs; the archeology proves it!
Our code of conduct which takes precedence over any other, has long been a thorn in the side of new and popular cultures.
The Greeks enslaved and killed us because we turned our back on Greek culture.
The Romans (White Europeans) committed the first Shoah in the Jewish Nations long history, because we rebelled against them.
They went so far as to destroy our country and capital city, rename both of them and transplant a majority of the Jews from Israel to Rome. Truly attempting to erase us from geographical history.
Mohammad tried to tempt us with Islam and we rebelled against his form of mind control too.
When the Arabs invaded Israel, colonized our land, in one of the greatest acts of defilement and desecration they intentionally built the Dome of The Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount; the Jewish Nations most holy site.
Finally the German, Nazi, Third Reich with the help of Europe and the Arabs who call themselves Palestinian; attempted to extinguish the Jewish Nation completely from the world during the Shoah / Holocaust.
In all of these cases above Jews were persecuted and killed because they were the Jewish nation – a people apart, with its own code of conduct, no matter where they lived -- not the Jewish religion.
We were the nation to reject or rebel against the new, in-culture, then we became the nation that killed Christ (A Jew). Today’s revisionists try to deny, whitewash or ameliorate most of these irrefutable historical truths.
The word Jew comes from the Greek word for Judea, the Jewish Kingdom that was an integral part of the Israelite Kingdom which was around long before the Arabs left the sand dunes of Arabia.
In case MK Zahalke forgot, Judah was head of one of the twelve tribes of Israel, offspring of Israel, father of the Israelites or Jewish people.
After thousands of years of killing Jews because they were a nation, the Arabs are now attempting to re-write history. They wish to take this integral part of Jewish identity away from them.
After thousands of years of oppression in their own land the Jews hoping, praying finally achieved their long sought after goal, the State of Israel, with its capital city of Jerusalem.
It is the first time in history that a fallen nation has risen, fought back and pushed out the occupying, colonialist, Muslim Arabs!
What has kept Israel alive is the spirit, hope and fortitude of the Jewish Nation and its Army!
This army, the IDF, has dealt all anti-semites a major blow. They can no longer get away so easily with bullying, persecuting and killing Jews.
They, (Arab/Muslims especially) have tried on many occasions to militarily wipe this new incarnation of the Jewish nation off of the map of the world.
In all cases they have failed.
Now haters like MK Jamal Zahalke have turned their focus to a new realm, that of delegitimizing Jews as a nation and their deserved right to Self-Determination and statehood.
Now these fanatics wish to once again turn the Jew and his new nation into a pariah by using many of the same Nazi techniques of the past.
Israel, First World as it may appear to be on the surface, is one of the last remaining pieces of the ancient world.
I suggest to MK Zahalke that he open a history book before he opens his mouth next.
Israel and the Hebrew/Jewish nation and culture existed long before Mohammad, the Arab Supremacist movement of Islam and long before the grotesque, defilement called the al-Aqsa mosque was built on the JEWISH TEMPLE MOUNT!