Israel and the Jewish People, have many times been on the edge of destruction.
Psalms 83 was written for a time when the land of Israel was attacked by a large number of enemies. The historical enmity of the nations against Israel is an outgrowth of hatred for that which Israel stands for; the complete subordination of all human striving to God’s will.


Psalm 83:3-4 "For behold, Your enemies stir, and those who hate You raise their heads. Against Your people they plot cunningly, and they take counsel against Your protected ones."

"The Palestinians are a people in search of a national narrative. Yet how they construct it—out of Holy Land venues sacred to three great faiths— concerns Jews and Christians as well as Muslims."

Sunni Leader Warns Jews over 'Judaizing' Jerusalem : Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayib of Cairo's Al-Azhar University says Jerusalem was built by "Arab Jebusites:" The sheikh of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, a top religious authority of Sunni Muslims, warned Israel Sunday not to continue the "Judaization" of Jerusalem – that is, not to continue settling Jews in its capital.  

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayib held a news conference in which he declared that the Judaization of "Al Quds" (as Muslims know Jerusalem) and harming the AL Aqsa Mosque compound are a red line and would lead to the annihilation of "the Zionist entity in Palestine" – i.e., Israel.

The Jebusites are one of the indigenous tribes of Canaan that the Israelites defeated in the conquest of the Land of Israel, while Arabs are originally from Arabia. King David's success in wresting Jerusalem from the Jebusites is clearly described in the Bible. The First Temple was built by David's son Solomon in the city.

The Muslim Qur'an makes no mention of Jerusalem at all. Muslims conquered Jerusalem in 637 CE, five years after Muhammad's death and more than 500 years after the Second Temple was destroyed by Roman legions (INN, 11/20/2011).


"Throughout history it has always been the same. Those who plot against us do so with deceit. Today we see them creating images that are not real, using so-called facts that have no basis. This is how evil works, through trickery and mirage" (Rabbi Yitzchok Rubin, Rhythm of the Heart).

Qatar Says UN Should Investigate 'Judaization' of Jerusalem: Qatar urged the United Nations on Sunday to investigate the “Judaization” by Israel of east Jerusalem and that Israel's “occupation of the Palestinian territories” was unacceptable, AFP reported. The remarks were made by the Qatari leader at the International Conference for Defense of Jerusalem being held in Doha.

 

“We must act quickly to stop the Judaization of Jerusalem,” Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, was quoted by AFP as having said at the conference. Sheikh Hamad also called on the UN to “investigate the measures Israel has taken to Judaize Jerusalem since its occupation in 1967.”

 

Speaking at the same conference, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of trying to remove Jerusalem’s Arab and Christian character. Abbas charged Israel with “using the ugliest and most dangerous means to implement plans to erase and remove the Arab-Islamic and the Christian character of east Jerusalem.” He charged that Israel’s alleged apartheid wall has isolated Arabs from Jerusalem and said that Arabs find it “almost impossible” to enter because of the lack of permits. In fact, thousands of Arabs from Judea and Samaria enter Jerusalem every day.

 

Dozens of Palestinian Authority clerics have denied any Jewish connection to the holy site, and the Muslim custodians at the Temple Mount have used backhoes and tractors to remove tons of dirt that might contain Jewish artifacts. Abbas said, “Jerusalem belongs to all of us and no one can stop us from accessing it.”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned Abbas’ remarks on Sunday, calling his speech “a harshly inflammatory speech from someone who claims that he is bent on peace.” “The time has come for the Palestinian leadership to stop denying the past and distorting reality,” Netanyahu said. “For thousands of years Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish People. Jerusalem, under Israeli sovereignty, will continue to be open to believers of all faiths. There is freedom of worship for all and Israel will continue to carefully maintain the holy places of all religions (INN, 2/27/2012).

 

"He Who dwells in Heaven laughs, the Lord mocks them” (Psalm 2:5). "The wicked plotteth against the righteous, and gnasheth at him with his teeth. The Lord doth laugh at him; for He seeth that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow; to cast down the poor and needy (Israel), to slay such as are upright in the way; Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken" (Psalm 37:12-15).

If the Arabs now claim to be Jebusites, the original inhabitants of the land, they cannot possibly be descendants of Abraham, ergo, not people of the Book,  since the Jebusites were in the land before the time of Abraham. Read more: Challenging Israel's legitimacy, the truth about "palestine " by Daniel Doron.


Rewriting the history of the Land of Israel in order to deny Israel's right to exist is central to PA policy--erasing Jewish history and replacing it with a fabricated Palestinian history (palwatch.org).

 

Moreover, it is the Arab/Palestinian/Muslim bloc which is 'Arabizing' Israel, by seeking to appropriate Jewish heritage sites; the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, Joseph’s tomb in Nablus (Schechem), Rachel’s tomb and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Dead Sea - and have them declared as wholly Palestinian heritage sites.


What happened at Joseph's Tomb in October 2000? "In the early days of the al-Aqsa intifada, on the morning of October 7, 2000, Israel withdrew the small contingent of IDF border policemen who had been guarding the site of the Tomb of the Patriarch Joseph and its Yeshiva. The holy site was located in Shechem in Samaria, the town the Arabs call "Nablus"... About two hours after the Israeli evacuation, a Palestinian Arab mob entered the Tomb compound and began to systematically destroy everything in sight, including all remnants of the Yeshiva.

The furniture and books that were left behind were burned by the mob... Within hours, Joseph's Tomb was reduced to a smoldering heap of rubble. Within two days, as an Associated Press dispatch reported, "the dome of the tomb was painted green and bulldozers were seen clearing the surrounding area," as the Palestinian Arabs sought to transform the biblical Joseph's resting place into a Moslem holy site" (Palestine Facts). 


Expert Warns of Waqf's Dangerous Plans for Temple Mount: Archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar warns: The Waqf is planning to unite all the mosques on the Temple Mount into one. The Temple Mount was left in the hands of the Waqf following Jerusalem’s reunification in 1967, a decision of then-Defense Minister Moshe Dayan.

The Waqf has taken advantage of this and
removed every sign of ancient Jewish presence at the most Jewish holy site. At the entrance, a Waqf sign says, “The Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard and everything in it is Islamic property”.


Police, in an attempt to appease the Waqf, discriminate against Jews. They limit the number of Jewish worshippers allowed on the Temple Mount at one time in order to prevent conflict with Muslim worshippers. They often close the Mount to Jews in response to Muslim riots – despite evidence that Muslim riots have been planned in advance for the specific purpose of forcing Jews out.


Mazar, a member of a group of Israelis who work to prevent the destruction of antiquities on the Temple Mount, said that the State Comptroller wrote a report which exposed serious findings about Israeli authorities’ inability to enforce the law on the Temple Mount, but noted that the report has remained confidential to this day.


“The Comptroller produced a thorough report and questioned all the right people. He came to important conclusions which so far have not been published. Our group has demanded and continues to demand that the contents of the report be published.”


She warned that the excavations of antiquities being performed on the Temple Mount by the Waqf may lead to disaster. “It has been going on for 12 years. They’re digging there as if it’s a construction site. There is a danger that the ground will collapse under thousands of Muslims. It endangers the safety of the people. There must be engineering control over this huge monument. Every stone on the Temple Mount may contain some of the most important antiquities in the world” (INN, 2/24/2012).


Archaeology Holocaust on Temple Mount: The Unpublicized Report: Unsurprisingly, the UN has not said a thing. But why is the Israeli ombudsman's report on the Temple Mount still hidden from the public? The Hebrew language daily, Yediot Aharonot, recently exposed the existence of the report, stating what Arutz Sheva has reported repeatedly, that Israel’s “valuable remnants from the two Jewish Temples were thrown away to an improvised garbage dump by members of the Waqf (the administrative Muslim body in charge of Temple Mount)”.


A look at what has occurred reveals the ongoing failure of Israeli authorities in safeguarding the archeological treasures found on Temple Mount, Judaism’s most holy site.
In fact, the Waqf is still consistently erasing any trace of Jewish history at the site. Some Islamic scholars claim there is none to begin with.


We can add more reflections on this catastrophe, accompanied by news reports that
Mahmoud Abbas is complaining mendaciously that Israel is trying to erase Arab history in ancient Jerusalem, an example of how attacking serves as a transgressor's best mode of defense .
The Palestinian moves in the last ten years radically changed the status quo on the Temple Mount, but the Israeli government chose to give the work its post facto approval... (INN, 2/26/2012).


Psalm 83:5-9 "They said, "Come, let us destroy them from [being] a nation, and the name of Israel will no longer be remembered." For they have taken counsel with one accord; against You they form a pact. The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites. Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre. Also Assyria joined them; they were the arm of the children of Lot forever."

Proverbs 19:21 "There are many thoughts in a man's heart, but God's plan-that shall stand." See Isaiah Ch. 55


The UNESCO
has by the
recent admittance of ‘Palestine,’ now embraced the cause of those who openly seek to rewrite history for their own political purposes, and erase the history and culture of another people for territorial gain. Why this radical attempt by the Palestinians and their allies to use UNESCO to overturn biblical traditions long accepted not only by Jews, but by Christians and Muslims as well? The explanation is the ongoing, multi-faceted campaign to de-legitimize and demonize Israel, which for its organizers trumps everything else. The goal is to sever all historical claims to the Land of Israel by the People of Israel. SWC Participates in House Foreign Affairs Committee Briefing on UNESCO'S 'Palestine' Membership (Nov. 3, 2011).


PA Tells UNESCO Dead Sea an Arab ’Heritage Site’: The PA uses its new UNESCO seat to claim the Dead Sea as a “heritage site” and also joins the ‘7 Wonders’ contest to claim part of the sea. The Palestinian Authority (PA) intends to use its new UNESCO membership to claim the Dead Sea as a “heritage site.” It also is using the "New Seven Wonders" contest to claim part of the “lowest point on Earth.” Bethlehem, Hevron, and other ancient Jewish sites in Judea and Samaria also are on the Authority’s list to become PA heritage sites (INN, 11/2/2011).

UNESCO could boost Palestinian cultural presence in Jerusalem: "In the next months we will register more than 20 Palestinian sites as our national heritage," Ismail Tellawi, secretary general of the Palestinian UNESCO-Commission, said in his Ramallah office.

 

One of the sites Palestinians will try to register is the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, also known as the Cave of the Patriarchs, where Abraham is believed to be buried.

 

Holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike, Palestinian efforts to register the mosque as a national heritage site is likely to cause conflict with Israel and international controversy, despite the fact that a UNESCO vote in October had declared it "an integral part of the occupied Palestinian Territory."

 

Ismail Tellawi cheered the newly gained membership and expressed specific thanks to countries such as France and Austria, who voted for Palestine in UNESCO (Maan News, 19/11/2011).

Arabs use bribery to gain UN votes against Israel :

That according to Johnson Toribiong, president of the Pacific island nation of Palau, who was in Israel for an official state visit last week. Toribiong told Israel's Yediot Ahronot newspaper that he was recently offered $50 million by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to start voting against Israel at the UN.


That nations are trying to buy UN General Assembly votes against other nations speaks loudly about the state of affairs at the world body. What speaks even louder is that these allegations of severe impropriety are being completely ignored by the UN and the international community.
And it's not the first time.


When the Solomon Islands, another Pacific island nation, suddenly began voting against Israel in 2009, many wondered why. Like other Christian island nations, the Solomon Islands had always backed the Jewish state. Later it was discovered that Iran's foreign ministry had bribed the impoverished Solomon Islands with a $200,000 check and technological aid (Israel Today, Dec, 01, 2011).

 

Transport Min: Arabic Signs are Like 'Right of Return': Minister Yisrael Katz explains that the current road signs, with Arabic place names, bring in the ‘right of return’ via the back door. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz explains his bold decision to change road signs to reflect the Hebrew, and not Arabic, names of cities in Israel.

“I discovered, to my great astonishment,” Katz told Arutz-7’s Hebrew newsmagazine, “that the official road signs of the State of Israel have Jerusalem written not as 'Yerushalayim,' but as 'Al-Quds.' Acco was not there, just 'Akka.' Will Tel Aviv soon be known as Sheikh Munis? "I saw the ‘right of return’ slipping in at us via the back door, and that’s why I ordered the changes made," the minister said (INN, 7/16/2009).

”Why have nations gathered and why do kingdoms think vain things (in their heart)? Kings of a land stand up, and nobles take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed (nation)? "Let us break their bands and cast off their cords from us” (Psalm 2:1-4). "At Sinai Jews were told that there is one God, Who makes moral demands on all of humanity. Consequently, at Sinai the Jewish nation became the target for the hatred of those whose strongest drive is to liberate mankind from the shackles of conscience and morality" (R’ Kalman Packouz, The Reason For Anti-Semitism ).

In the days of Esther (Ch. 3), only the destruction of Mordechai's entire people could assuage Haman’s wrath because the existence of even a single remaining adherent to the Sinaitic Covenant would always be a slap in the face to Haman. Mordecai would neither kneel nor prostrate himself before Haman, because  he was a Jew, and was warned about idolatry.

Quest for a Libel: Having failed to find anything incriminating in Daniel's personal conduct, these  prototypical anti-Semites conspired together with one mind; and decided to catch Daniel out on religious grounds by instituting a new personality-cult religion based on emperor worship that predated Roman emperor worship and Christianity by about four hundred years.

Daniel 6:8 ”All the viziers of the kingdom, the prefects, the satraps, the leaders, and the governors have taken counsel to preserve the king's law and to strengthen a decree that whoever makes any request of any god or man until thirty days except from you, O king (Darius), shall be cast into a pit of lions.”


The satraps and presidents of Medea legislated a new political correctness that forbade anybody to pray to any other god except the emperor. After Daniel was caught praying to the true God and thereby contravening the new law of Persia and Medea that gave the emperor a monopoly on receiving worship, even King Darius was unable to rescue his wise and beloved favorite from being thrown into the lions' den.

 

Revealed: Illegal Muslim Burial on Temple Mount: Jerusalem Muslims continue to conduct illegal burials along the walls of the Temple Mount, group reveals. The burials took place despite a government promise, made in response to a Supreme Court appeal, to prevent a takeover of the important area.

The land in question part of a national park area in which burial is prohibited. The burials are not only illegal, but prevent archaeologists from accessing places with tremendous historic value, experts say.
A total of several dozen people have been buried along the Temple Mount walls in recent years. In addition, local Arabs have created fake graves in the area in order to establish a Muslim presence (INN, 11/4/2011).

Report: Illegal Mosque Under Construction on Mount of Olives: Police and Jerusalem Municipal authorities have turned a blind eye to the rapid illegal construction of a mosque on the Mount of Olives (INN, 11/21/2011).

VIDEO: Archaeologist Says Arabs Broke Temple Mount Status Quo:  The Arab world accuses Jews of digging under the Temple Mount, but the Arabs themselves are illegally excavating, an archaeologist told INN TV. In wake of the claims that Israel is excavating under the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount and undermining Muslim mosques in order to cause them to collapse, archaeologist Dr. Gabriel Barkai told IsraelNN TV the opposite is true (INN, 11/4/2009).

 

Throughout history, the enemies believed that by destroying the Sanctuary they would destroy the future of Judaism. Psalm 74:7-8 ”They have set Thy sanctuary on fire; they have profaned the dwelling-place of Thy name even to the ground. They said in their heart: 'Let us make havoc of them altogether'; they have burned up all the meeting-places of God in the land.”

First they would destroy His meeting houses, their protection and then they would go after them, killing them or exile them-Israel. The Philistines destroyed Shiloh, Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the First Temple and Titus destroyed the Second Temple. The Arabs are buzy eliminating any trace of any Jewish presence on the Temple Mount. But they failed to realize that God’s Torah is not limited to a Temple or to a land, but guides Jewish life everywhere, and will never be forgotten, even in places of their exile (Isaiah 59:20-21).

2 Adar in 1942, Hitler devised a plan for a Museum of Judaism, to remember the dead Jewish religion, culture and people. Millions of Jewish treasures -- Torah scrolls, ritual objects, books and art -- were looted by the Nazis and taken to warehouses. In Czechoslovakia, the objects were taken to the Jewish Museum in Prague, where the Jews themselves were forced to sort, label, and pack the items for use in the Nazi's future museum.

After the war, many of these items were recovered, including thousands of Torah scrolls and nearly one million books. These were distributed to Jewish communities worldwide, as a living testimony to the indestructibility of the Jewish people (Today In Jewish History, Rabbi Shraga Simmons).


Psalms 33:10-11 ”The Lord frustrated the counsel of nations; He put the plans of peoples to nought. The counsel of the Lord shall endure forever; the plans of His heart to all generations.” 


Isaiah 9:11 "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea."