Orignal Publication Date 2016-05-24
The legitimacy of Israel’s existence as a Jewish state should not be open to question.
This legitimacy has been the guiding principle of the world community since the early 20th century and disproves the claim that Israel is an “occupying” power. How can any nation be considered a pejorative occupying power in its own land.
Yet, Israel’s legitimacy as the historical and biblical home of the Jewish people, continues to be denied by historical revisionists.
These revisionists deny the thousands of years of Jewish history in the land and deny that there was ever a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
This has led to a ludicrous conclusion that if there was no Temple in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount, then obviously, there is no Christianity since where else would Jesus have walked if not on the grounds of the Temple on the Temple Mount. All this has led to the insidious charge that Jews are interlopers in what the Arab world considers to be their part of the Middle East and as such have no right to an independent Jewish state.
The record conclusively shows otherwise. Both religious texts and political declarations by world governments attest to the legitimacy of a Jewish State. The Old and the New Testaments, the Talmud and yes, even the Koran recognizes this legitimacy. The two Testaments and the Talmud are replete with centuries old documentation of this legitimacy. In the Koran, for example, Surah 17:104 codifies the right of the Children of Israel, the Jewish people, to “dwell securely in the land (of promise)”.
The earliest “agreement” known as The Balfour Declaration , was codified in 2017, by the British Government, one of the Principle Allied Powers that assumed control over segments of the Middle East after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire. The other Principle Allied Powers were France, Italy and Japan. The Declaration declared: “His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use … –