Correcting a Historic Injustice Jerusalem, Capital City

Batya Medad ,

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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

Correcting a Historic Injustice- USA Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

I can only credit antisemitism with the Historic Injustice of the refusal to recognize Jerusalem as Capital of the State of Israel by all the nations and mainstream international bodies.

Jewish History, which is delineated in the Bible, that same book that is used to "swear on" by western countries including the United States of America, began in the Holyland, here in the Middle East, and from the time of King David, about three thousand 3,000 years ago, Jerusalem has been the administrative and spiritual Capital City. That predates the very beginnings of both Christianity and Islam by more than a millennium, 1,000 years.

That's why it was obvious to even early secular Zionists that they would make Jerusalem Capital City of the much dreamed of Jewish State.

Unlike the vast majority of the members of the United Nations, Israel wasn't an "invented" country. Check the history of most countries, most especially those in South America, the Middle East and Africa, and you will find that borders were drawn and the names made up by committees of politicians and bureaucrats. Native tribes speaking different languages and following different religious traditions were forced to become one political entity, when they had nothing in common. Tribes and tribal leaders were transferred from place to place, crowned and uncrowned, as maps were drawn without ever trying to take into account the people those borders would affect.

The so-called Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of those totally invented countries. The Hashemites were imported to prevent the Zionists from being able to return to the eastern bank of the Jordan River, which was where the Biblical "cities of refuge" had been located.

Please don't forget that the world remained totally silent during the Nazi attempt to kill all the Jews in the world, starting with Europe.

There have always been Jews in the Land of Israel. The revolutionary aspect of Zionism was its aim to establish a modern state for Jews in the Holy Land. That was before Balfour and before the United Nations. The Balfour Declaration and the General Assembly vote November 29, 1947 were results of  Zionism. They were international recognition of Jewish rights. But that didn't mean that any country would help us.

The Jewish People fought alone during Israel's War for Independence and again in subsequent wars.

I must say that the hardest war has been the diplomatic war against us, which continuously tries to delegitimize Jewish connections to the Land of Israel and our holy cities, especially Jerusalem.

The insidious invention of a so-called "Palestinian sic people" has been very effective. This fake entity has been gifted by the world, and even many Jews, with equal rights to Israel. This is a total outrage!

Even Trump's carefully written recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital City doesn't go far enough to correct this historic and moral wrong. But it's a very important step in the right direction.

Thank you, Donald Trump!