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September 22, 2016 7:28 am

Jordan’s King at UN: Jews ‘Attacking’ Jerusalem Holy Sites

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Jordanian King Abdullah II. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Jordanian King Abdullah II. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

King Abdullah of Jordan said this in his speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday:

Safeguarding Jerusalem is a key concern…the Holy City; a strategic linchpin not only for my region but for the world.

This is a priority for me personally, and for all Muslims. We utterly reject attacks on Muslim and Christian Holy Sites and any attempts to alter the historic Muslim, Christian and Arab identity of the Holy City. As the Custodian of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem, I will continue my efforts to protect these places, and stand up against all violations of their sanctity, including attempts for temporal and spatial division of Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif.

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  • He accused Israeli Jews of “attacking” Jerusalem holy sites.
  • He said that Jews have no rights to Jerusalem.
  • He implied that Israel should not have control over any part of the Old City including the Jewish Quarter and the Kotel.
  • He said Jews have no rights to their own holy sites in Jerusalem.
  • He implied that Jews walking around peacefully on their holiest site are desecrating it.
  • He implied that Muslims playing soccer or engaging in parkour on the Temple Mount are acting respectfully.
  • He accused Israel of trying to divide up the Temple Mount, which would be a great idea, but there are no such plans.
  • He implied that banning Jews from their holy sites is to “protect” them.

Abdullah is the most ideal of all Arab leaders. Urbane, Western-educated, not tied to terror and, in fact, very much against Islamic terrorism, not sympathetic to Hamas. All Arab leaders should be more like him.

Yet even this most liberal of Arab leaders is an antisemite who denies Jews the most basic of human rights — the rights to worship  and to self-determination, for starters. Beyond that, he denies basic Jewish history and the Jewish historic ties to Jerusalem that predate Islam by about 1,600 years.

The Arab world might accept Israel’s existence one day for realpolitik reasons. But Abdullah proves that no matter how liberal the Arab world becomes, they will never, ever stop being antisemites.

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  • Mercworx

    “Arab identity of the Holy City”

    sigh…..once again (as if everyone here doesn’t already know this) Jews pre date the arrival of Arabs in almost all ME AND NA countries by hundreds and sometimes thousands of years.

    Arabs did not even arrive in the Levant until 632. This open rejection of history is both dumbfounding and scary.

    • dani renan

      Not accurate. Muslims did not arrive until 632. Arabs have been
      infiltrating into the country for millennia.

      Just to point out that Arabia was not called Saudi Arabia, but divided into
      provinces. The ones with the most contact were the closest, Midianites
      (north Arabia along the Gulf of Aqaba coast). Also as a group they were
      called Ishmaelite.

      We see that it was Arab caravan traders that bought Joseph from his
      brothers. Later, Midianites under Zeev and Orev attacked in the Emek,
      They made lightning raids and sowed terror (by the description in the Gideon story, I believe that it was the domestication and militarization of the camel that created such havoc. However, no camel domestication is evident in Israel until c. 900 BC. That does not mean that camels that were
      domesticated by the Arabs much earlier were not used as attack vehicles to a population that had never seen a mounted camel).

      In the 2nd century the Iturians invaded and settled the lower part of
      the Beqa’a valley in Lebanon and settled there. Most sources claim that they were Arabs, a minority that they were Aramean. Either way with the extension of the Hasmonean kingdom into the Galil and Beka’a, many of the Iturians converted (or were converted) to Judaism, and merged with the general population.

      In 31 BC, Herod was not at the battle of Actium (thus contributing to Octavian’s victory), since during that year he was at war with the Arabs that were infiltrating from the desert into Trans-Jordan. Josephus records his speech to his troops before the third and final battle, that would put Bibi and Begin to shame.

      So we have had contact with Arabs for a long, long time. But it was only in 636 when they claimed ownership of the land (by conquest).

      • Mercworx

        Yes your “statements” are accurate. There were some Arabs in the Levant prior to the Muslim Expansion. I should have clarified. I’m well aware Saudi Arabia was not always referred to as such.

        The main point behind my statement was that the Jewish people are the native inhabitants of the region and that we were displaced by war. And Jews do predate the Arrival of Arabs in several other regions/territories including modern day Iraq. Keep it in context if possible.

  • Alan_Merida

    Best response, kick out the Wagf and have the Ministry of Relgious Affairs of Israel administer the area. Rotten Arab Moslems. No Jewish aspect to the area of our destroyed Temple! Dayan’s error continues to wound.

  • graylens

    And he is supposed to be a “friend” with a “real” “peace” treaty. If anyone in the area is a colonialist creation it is the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan

  • This is what King Abdullah should have said in his UN speech:
    “No injustice has spread more bitter fruit than the denial of the Jewish state. I say: Peace is a conscious decision. Arabs have to embrace Israel or eventually be engulfed in a sea of hatred in a region of turmoil.”

    Below is a link to the English version of King Abdullah’s speech.
    https://gadebate.un.org/sites/default/files/gastatements/71/71_JO_en.pdf

  • Kish Mirtuches

    This is a man that has a “peace” of paper with Israel saying these things. Israel protects his territory and this POS is an ungrateful SOB.

  • marty greencheeks

    this post below was a cut and copy from .algemeiner and you wont post it ? wtf

    “Jordan’s King Abdullah warned Israel would find itself in “a sea of hatred” if it did not accept a Palestinian state, while also condemning Muslim terrorists from the United Nations rostrum Tuesday.

    Mentioning only the Christian and Muslim connection to Jerusalem holy sites, Abdullah accused Israel of attempting to alter the identity of the city.”

    Until the second decade of the 20th century there had never been a Jordanian people, ethnic group or tribe by that name, or a group of diasporic exiles who thought of themselves as “Jordanian.” Jordan is a 20th-century British invention, dreamed up in the 1920s, for the peoples living in what Britain illegally hived off from the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine in 1923. Until 1946 its British administrators called it just that — Eastern Palestine..

    The name, the “Hashemite” Kingdom of Jordan, makes reference to the fact that its ruling tribe, the Hashemis, were imported by the British from outside of Jordan in the Hejaz (what is now western Saudi Arabia). The Hashemis rule Jordan today as the Saudis do Arabia, claiming the name of the country by right of tribal conquest and occupation, but in their case with the connivance of the British, who unilaterally lopped off 70 per cent of mandated Palestine, and gave it to them as their compensation for their tribal revolt against the Turks during the First World War.

    sea of hatred ? Id love to see isis invade Jordon , give you something to cry about

  • marty greencheeks

    “Jordan’s King Abdullah warned Israel would find itself in “a sea of hatred” if it did not accept a Palestinian state, while also condemning Muslim terrorists from the United Nations rostrum Tuesday.

    Mentioning only the Christian and Muslim connection to Jerusalem holy sites, Abdullah accused Israel of attempting to alter the identity of the city.”

    Until the second decade of the 20th century there had never been a Jordanian people, ethnic group or tribe by that name, or a group of diasporic exiles who thought of themselves as “Jordanian.” Jordan is a 20th-century British invention, dreamed up in the 1920s, for the peoples living in what Britain illegally hived off from the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine in 1923. Until 1946 its British administrators called it just that — Eastern Palestine..

    The name, the “Hashemite” Kingdom of Jordan, makes reference to the fact that its ruling tribe, the Hashemis, were imported by the British from outside of Jordan in the Hejaz (what is now western Saudi Arabia). The Hashemis rule Jordan today as the Saudis do Arabia, claiming the name of the country by right of tribal conquest and occupation, but in their case with the connivance of the British, who unilaterally lopped off 70 per cent of mandated Palestine, and gave it to them as their compensation for their tribal revolt against the Turks during the First World War.

    sea of hatred ? Id love to see isis invade Jordon , give you something to cry about .

    • TheGhostWriterTomes

      Exactly, and everybody knows it; the little ingrate phony “royalty” is just trying to deny his own irrelevance…

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