Jerusalem Facts – in ArabicJun 17, 2012 at 01:02:09 AM
Sometimes the Jewish and Muslim perspectives appear to be an unbridgeable gap.
That's why I really love this video. It explains, calmly and rationally, the depth of the 3,000-year-old Jewish connection to Jerusalem.
What makes this video unique is that it comes from a native Arabic speaker. That gives it special credibility, as a direct appeal to Muslims for understanding and respect as the path to peace.
For more background, see Rabbi Ken Spiro's excellent article, "Jerusalem: Jewish and Muslim Claims to the Holy City."
At the bottom of the YouTube player is a 'CC' button – make sure that is clicked to see the subtitles.