HERE'S THE BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI  CONFLICT TODAY.


Nationhood and Jerusalem

Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E., two thousand years before the rise of
Islam.

Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a
Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the
modern State of  Israel.

Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 B.C.E. the Jews have had dominion over the
land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the
past 3,300 years.  The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 C.E.
lasted no more than 22 years.

For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital.
Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity.  Even
when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their
capital, and Arab leaders did not come to visit.

Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures.
Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.

King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.

Jews pray facing Jerusalem.  Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.

Arab and Jewish Refugees: In 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave
Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews.  Sixty-eight
percent left without ever seeing an Israeli soldier. The Jewish refugees
were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution and
pogroms.

The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be
around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated
to be the same.

Arab refugees were intentionally not absorbed or integrated into the Arab
lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory.  Out of the
100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in
the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own peoples'
lands.  Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into
Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey.

The Arab - Israeli Conflict:
The Arabs are represented by eight separate nations, not including the
Palestinians.There is only one Jewish nation.

The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost. Israel defended itself
each time and won.

The P.L.O.'s Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel.
Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy under
the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them with weapons.

Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were
denied access to places of worship.

Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and
made accessible to people of all faiths.

The U.N. Record on Israel and the Arabs:
Of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed
against Israel.

Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were
directed against Israel.

The U.N was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the
Jordanians.

The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the
ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like policy
of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.