The New Seige of Jerusalem

Who dreamed Trump would have instigated Biblical Lessons half way round the world? Netanyahu’s claims to Jerusalem, go back a thousand years before Christ, and begins with the conquest of King David and Joshua. God led the Jews into the land of the Canaanites. They are not an indigenous people. They are a sub-group. David may be a fictional person. False Traditions are sited in order to fool American Voters. I suspect we have Israeli FB hackers – for years!

Because my kindred founded the Republican Abolitionist Party, then I claim the traditional history of this party, history the leader of Israel was counting on in taking over my democracy for the benefit of the Jews – many who own dual-citizenship! In the gathering storm, John Fremont rides forth at the head of an army that once kicked Confederate butt. No foreign nation gets to cherry-pick our real history, my family history, in order to make it all come true for them. Not Russia! Not Israel! Get out!

Like a Street Walker Netanyahu has solicited the support of the Evangelical Leaders of the Darbyite Heresy – knowing their ranks overflow with Neo-Nazis and Racist Newborn Confederates. Just as Putin is accused of rigging our election, and, targeting the Democrats. Russia has no better ally them the Zionist of Israel. Our doors have been kicked open. The Trickster wants to build a wall against our friends, while throwing open the Walls of Jerusalem to the wrong people.


Mr Netanyahu said the Turkish leader had “attacked Israel”.

“I’m not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villages in his native Turkey, who jails journalists, helps Iran go around international sanctions and who helps terrorists, including in Gaza, kill innocent people,” he added.

Protests in Beirut turn ugly again

Israel’s prime minister has said Palestinians must “get to grips with” the reality that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital in order to move towards peace.

Benjamin Netanyahu said Jerusalem had been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years and had “never been the capital of any other people”.

He spoke amid ongoing protests in the Muslim and Arab world at a US decision recognising Jerusalem as the capital.

Violence flared near the US embassy in Lebanon and elsewhere on Sunday.

“Biblical scholars get nasty in a transatlantic debate over whether King David existed.” The article lived up to its billing, with quotations from biblical scholars and archaeologists characterizing one another as “fundamentalist,” “minimalist,” and “anti-Zionist,” and each others’ views as “scandalous,” “absurd,” and “insanity.”

The Hebrew Bible describes the Jebusites as dwelling in the mountains besides Jerusalem.[20] In Exodus, the ‘good and large land, flowing with milk and honey’ which was promised to Moses as the future home of the oppressed Hebrew people included the land of the Jebusites.[21] According to the Book of Joshua, Adonizedek led a confederation of Jebusites, and the tribes from the neighbouring cities of Jarmut, Lachish, Eglon and Hebron against Joshua,[22] but was soundly defeated and killed.

However, Joshua 15:63 states that Judah could not dislodge the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem (“to this day the Jebusites live there with the people of Judah”). Judges 1:21 portrays the Jebusites as continuing to dwell at Jerusalem, within the territory otherwise occupied by the Tribe of Benjamin.

Certain modern archaeologists now believe that the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites under Joshua simply didn’t happen, and that the Israelites actually originated as a subculture in Canaanite society.[23] Some biblical scholars believe that the accounts in the Book of Joshua are cobbled together from folk memory of disconnected battles, with numerous different aggressors, which occurred over a time period of over 200 years.[23][13][24]

According to the Second Book of Samuel, the Jebusites still had control of Jerusalem at the time of King David, but David wished to take control of the city. Understandably the Jebusites contested his attempt to do this, and since Jebus was the strongest fortress in Canaan they gloated that even the blind and lame could withstand David’s siege.[25] According to the version of the story in the Masoretic Text, David managed to conquer the city by a surprise attack, led by Joab, through the water supply tunnels (Jerusalem has no natural water supply except for the Gihon Spring). Ever since its discovery in the 19th century, Warren’s Shaft, part of a system which connects the spring to the city, has been cited as evidence for the plausibility of such a line of attack; however, the discovery, at the turn of the 21st century, of a set of heavy fortifications, including towers, around the base of the Warren’s Shaft system and the spring, has made archaeologists now regard this line of attack as implausible, as it would be an attack against one of the most heavily fortified parts, and hardly a surprise.[26] The account in 1 Chronicles mentions the advantage of a speedy attack but does not mention use of the water shafts [27] and according to many textual scholars[who?] the claim in the Masoretic Text could simply be a scribal error; the Septuagint version of the passage states that the Israelites had to attack the Jebusites with their dagger[s] rather than through the water shaft.

The Books of Kings state that once Jerusalem had become an Israelite city, the surviving Jebusites were forced by Solomon to become serfs;[28] though since some archaeologists believe that the Israelites were simply an emergent subculture in Canaanite society, it is possible that this is an aetiological explanation for serfs rather than a historically accurate one.[23] It is unknown what ultimately became of these Jebusites.

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Speaking in Paris after talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, Mr Netanyahu said efforts to deny the “millennial connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem” were “absurd”.

“You can read it in a very fine book – it’s called the Bible,” he said. “You can read it after the Bible. You can hear it in the history of Jewish communities throughout our diaspora… Where else is the capital of Israel, but in Jerusalem?

“The sooner the Palestinians come to grips with this reality, the sooner we will move towards peace.”

Raft of protests

There has been widespread condemnation of President Donald Trump’s decision – announced on Wednesday – to reverse decades of US neutrality on the status of Jerusalem which cuts to the heart of the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

The city is home to key religious sites sacred to Judaism, Islam and Christianity, especially in East Jerusalem.

Israel has always regarded Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem – occupied by Israel in the 1967 war – as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Sunday has seen a further raft of protests at the US move:

  • In Beirut, riot police used teargas and water cannon to stop hundreds of protesters from reaching the US embassy
  • Further protests took place in Cairo and Rabat, the Moroccan capital
  • In the Palestinian territories themselves protests continued while Israel said it had blown up a tunnel from Gaza, which it says was being dug to enable militant attacks
  • Thousands of people demonstrated outside the US embassy in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, some waving banners reading “Palestine is in our hearts”
  • A burning object was thrown at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg late on Saturday in what police said was a failed arson attempt

US allies round on Trump over Jerusalem

How are capital cities chosen and what do they represent?

Vicious row between two leaders

In Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told a large rally in Istanbul he would not abandon Jerusalem to a state that “kills children”.

Mr Netanyahu said the Turkish leader had “attacked Israel”.

“I’m not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villages in his native Turkey, who jails journalists, helps Iran go around international sanctions and who helps terrorists, including in Gaza, kill innocent people,” he added.

Mr Erdoğan has described Jerusalem as a “red line” issue for Muslims and warned Turkey could end up severing diplomatic ties with Israel over the issue.

Turkey and Israel only restored diplomatic relations last year, six years after Turkey cut ties in protest at the killing of nine pro-Palestinian Turkish activists in clashes with Israeli commandos on board a ship trying to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.

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1 Response to The New Seige of Jerusalem

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    Only nineteen percent of American Jews approve of the Jerusalem gambit aimed at fueling Trump’s base, the Crazy End Timers.

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