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The Evidence that Jerusalem Is Jewish

Filed under: Israel, Jerusalem

On Sep. 5, 2017, Amb. Dore Gold presented 3,000 years of Jewish history in Jerusalem to the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies in London, England’s oldest think tank.

See his full presentation on “The Struggle for Jerusalem in International Diplomacy.”

At the Camp David summit in July 2000, under the Clinton administration, the PLO leader at the time Yasser Arafat, said, like so many others, there never was a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. There were also officials in his midst who said, on the record, “Go prove there was a Temple, let’s see the evidence.”

Well, What you have here is a stone, with a 2,000-year-old text, found next to the Temple Mount, it’s an original sign in ancient Greek, marking rules of entry to the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Look at the Arch of Titus in Rome. Titus was the roman general who destroyed the temple and later became emperor of the Roman Empire. The arch shows Roman soldiers on parade, carrying the implements and ornaments of the burnt Temple. What better proof do you need of the destruction and the looting of the Temple?!

All these artifacts, and many more like them, do not lie: We today did not come to Israel as foreign occupiers. We returned. We were here before, and now we came back.