“This (Jerusalem) recognition alters the nature of the conflict from an Israeli-Palestinian issue to a grand conflict between Jews and Muslims.” – Liaquat Ali Khan, 25 Dec 2017 … Exactly! Only Jews and Arabs, together, have a historical ancestral connection to Israel. Christians and Muslims are appropriating this and inciting violence!
Here are three simple truths, and the failure to recognize these truths is the reason for the violence around this world – not just in Israel-Palestine:
Truth 1 – Christianity and Islam are religions only, born from an extremist ideology of good versus evil, with deities that embody this struggle, and both are proselytizing religions.
Truth 2 – Whether from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and so forth, Jews are a dispersed historical people with a religion, born from a civil-ritual way of life, the religion part is non-proselytizing and is entirely about the Jewish people’s relationship with our ancestral homeland.
Truth 3 – Only Jews and Arabs have a historical ancestral connection to the lands of Israel-Palestine – and, being not an ethnicity, Muslims and Christians simply do not!
Until we understand this clearly and stop making the Middle East conflict about religion and the religious extremist ideology of good versus evil, violence and hatred and war and sadness will pervade as an inextinguishable fire disrupting the path to real peace. Jerusalem belongs to Jews and Arabs together, for both are the historical inheritors of this land!
Both Christians and Muslims are obsessed with their respective “end of times” prophecies, both believe they possess the absolute god-given truth, both believe the battle of good versus evil will lend itself to an imagined eternal peace, and both believe that “God” is fully on their side. The Middle East conflicts are not *about* these religious extremisms, but are *a result* of it! There is a difference and, regardless what religion Arabs and Jews individually/communally practice (and there are many!), it is safe to say that both Arabs and Jews would like an end to the Middle East conflicts. This can only happen when Christianity and Islam stop battling each other. For, in this, both are “evil” and are blocking the path to peace on Earth!
While evangelical Christians try to #MAGA and while Christians and Muslims try in opposition to make the United States, Israel, Palestine, and all the world #inhisimage #inhislikeness, it is up to the rest of us in this world to find reason and address this extremism with fact-based evidence-based ethical responses!
#Jerusalem #Trump #Palestine
First Judeo-Christian Crusade for Jerusalem
On December 6, 2017, the United States officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This recognition alters the nature of the conflict from an Israeli-Palestinian issue to a grand conflict between Jews and Muslims. Muslims willing to recognize Israel are refusing to recognize the Jewish sovereignty over entire Jerusalem. The 56 Muslim nations spanning from Morocco to Indonesia reject the Jewish claim over Jerusalem, as do some other nations, including France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, the nations that themselves conducted the Christian Crusades of the Middle Ages.