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Jerusalem Facts – in Arabic

Jun 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.

June 17, 2012

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Visitor Comments: 5

(5) Stanley Tee, June 19, 2012 6:29 PM

What is the source?

Please tell us where this video comes from? Is it available to the average Palestinian? How can we promote it more to them and to the world?

(4) Flora, June 19, 2012 6:17 PM

Please make this kind of video in Farsi so our Iranian Muslim friends knows more about Jews and their connection to Jerusalem and the land of Israel .

(3) Abraham L. Seiman, June 19, 2012 3:02 PM

The author is a very brave man, revealing truth rather than inciting false images.

If more people would study history and research the information distributed in public schools, religious schools, the media and books, we could reduce unfounded hatred segregation and senseless wars. This would break the hold unjust rulers and politicians hold over their peoples.

(2) Wassim, June 19, 2012 1:20 PM


What was the answer to the 2nd question in Slumdog Millionaire? "the Truth alone triumphs"

(1) Anonymous, June 18, 2012 3:41 PM



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