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- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated…
“Jerusalem is not a settlement.”He believes and is correct that the historical connection between the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem, and the land of Israel cannot be denied. Netanyahu has insisted, “The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 years ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today. Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is our capital.”
Many people such as the Palestinians believe Netanyahu is profoundly wrong, and East Jerusalem does not belong to the Jews.
In government, under the Obama administration, Secretary of State John Kerry, pushed for the “two-state” solution. They wanted to divide Israel and envisioned an independent “State of Palestine” alongside the “State of Israel,” west of the Jordan River. The boundary between the two states is still subject to dispute and negotiation, with Palestinian and Arab leadership insisting on the “1967 borders”, which is not accepted by Israel.
The territory question is always whether the Palestinian territories can become an independent state and how to resolve years of violence that include the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the partial Israeli blockade of Gaza and Palestinian violence against Israelis.
Both sides claim Jerusalem as their capital and consider it a center of religious worship and cultural heritage. The two-state solution typically calls for dividing Jerusalem into an Israeli West and a Palestinian East. The problem is, Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites are on top of one another. It appears the conflict will never end.
At Prophecy in the News, we have just received a fascinating new DVD titled:
Israel Indivisible: The Case For The Ancient Homeland
From Abram and the Promise, to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, this extraordinary, one hour and 20 minute documentary film examines the historical, archaeological, legal and biblical evidence for the ancient and modern state of Israel.
For those who love the Holy Land, but are confused by the turmoil we see in our daily news, you need to see this film. Find out if the Jewish people are truly the legitimate heirs of this land.
It is one of the best documentaries on the history of Israel, from the ancient times to the present, ever made. It is remarkable what this nation has had to endure over the centuries.