Just 15 miles to the north of Jerusalem, the Jewish effort to return to the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria (Yesha) suffered a severe blow this week – or did it?
Nearly eighty percent of Americans believe the Bible is either absolutely accurate or at least the "inspired word of God," surveys have shown. Around the world, Christianity and Islam comprise an estimated eighty-four percent of the world's population – demonstrating that the Bible clearly has an extraordinary influence over humanity. It is puzzling, then, that the concept of "exclusive Jewish rights" to Jerusalem has not yet caught on internationally.
Aliyah to Jerusalem must continue and increase, all efforts to Islamicize Jerusalem must be firmly rebuffed, and Israel must assert its sovereignty throughout united Jerusalem in every way.
The world speaks of "Arab east Jerusalem" yet more Jews than Arabs actually live in these areas
Negotiations with the PA raises fears that some of Jerusalem will be handed over to foreign control
Arthur Goldberg, the U.S. ambassador to the UN in 1967 who helped draft the resolution, later testified: "I never described Jerusalem as occupied territory. Resolution 242 in no way refers to Jerusalem and this omission was deliberate."
Why do we need Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem? Why not divide the city and make a peace agreement?
Why do the Jewish ties to Jerusalem, Hebron and Nablus (Shechem), all 3 duly purchased, draw the most vociferous objections? Because the enemy knows our holy sites are the key to the entire struggle
One doesn't have to be a Temple Mount loyalist to realize that something not good for the Jews is happening in the world's holiest spot – under Israeli sovereignty.
The monster called "American and European pressure" showed up – and shot down the Givat HaMatos building project, once again. Why is the large Givat HaMatos housing project so significant and important?
Despite its name, the Muslim Quarter was home to many Jews and 6 yeshivot in the 19th century
hTe end goal of these Temple Mount terrorists: to detach the Jewish People from the source of their national strength and history.
It is critical to emphasize this point: The controversial houses were built in the Jewish neighborhood of Shimon HaTzaddik, and not, as most news reports would have you believe, in Sheikh Jarrah.
As we continue to focus on our Holy City of Jerusalem as the make-or-break issue in the bid for an agreement with Fatah-Hamas, it is important to note how the Arab and left-wing side of this dispute views Jews living in eastern Jerusalem.
It is true that support for Israel is very high among American voters. In fact, a poll of earlier this month showed that 56 percent of voters say they support Israel, compared to 10 percent who say they support the PA.
Practically the primary front in the Arab war against Israel is Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority and its Arab allies have made no secret of their intention to turn the Jewish nation's eternal holy city into the capital of yet another Arab state - as merely the first step of their plan to render the entire area Jew-free.
With the world's eyes directed toward the United Nations, the most salient issues in the Israeli-Arab dispute in the Holy Land have been sharpened:
The Islamic Waqf rests not in its efforts to rub out all Jewish connections to Jerusalem - so how can we even consider relaxing our efforts to keep the Holy City Jewish?
While Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich vie with each other in expressing ever-stronger support for Israel, polls show Romney has a better chance of unseating President Obama in the November election. It is for this reason that many Israel supporters would like contender Rick Santorum to withdraw from the Republican race to ensure Romney is chosen over Gingrich.
Editor's Note: This installment of Keeping Jerusalem was written by Hillel Fendel, who interviewed Chaim Silberstein, the usual co-author of the column.
Jerusalem: The historic and spiritual capital of the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
Is it not ironic that the renewal of a decades-old Jewish town is considered an "illegal settlement" on "occupied territory"?
We, today's Jewish people, in two weeks, will be privileged to share in an historic milestone: The 50th anniversary of the liberation and reunification of Yerushalayim under Israeli sovereignty.
When Islam conquered the Holy Land, it made its capital in Ramle of all places, not in Jerusalem.
Who said Arabs lack imagination? Take the one who is in charge of thinking up new ways to perpetuate anti-Jewish sentiment, especially regarding Jerusalem. Here's what he came up with just last month: Accusing Israel of planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the Temple Mount via artificial earthquakes.
How many times does PA chieftain Mahmoud Abbas have to repeat that the Israelis are planning to rebuild the Holy Temple atop the most volatile spot in the world before the world begins to accept it as true?
Festivities are planned for laying a foundation-stone symbolizing a physical dividing of Jerusalem
An international non-Jewish pro-Israel organization has declared: The UN must "reject any resolutions and actions that would violate Israel's legitimate sovereignty over all of Jerusalem."
According to Biden, the U.S. should have kept the Jerusalem carrot hanging just out of Israel's reach for as long as possible until America could squeeze out every possible Israeli concession.
School is back in session and with it is a new initiative to fight anti-Israel lessons in textbooks used by Palestinian schoolchildren