"Many #Arabs were attracted to Erez #Israel by the prosperity brought by the #Jews
For example, 40 Jewish families settled in Rishon Le Tsiyon. By 1889 400+ Arab families had settled around them. This repeated itself in many Jewish areas"
~A. Druyanov (all before the 1893 census)
🇮🇱In the area where organized Jewish settlement began *where 98% of the Jews would live until independence*,
📌the entire *non-Jewish population* in 1893 came to 93,600
The #Jewish population* at the time was ~59,431
~>Vital Cuinet’s 1895 survey
THREAD on #Russia/n Orthodox Church (ROC) breaking off “eucharistic communion" w/ #Constantinople Patriarchate.
1.CAVEAT: I don’t claim to be an expert in church relations but being Orthodox Christian & working on #Russia-related politics/policies I feel entitled to share few of my own observations esp in the face of mounting ignorance or propaganda from some of the usual "Russia watchers"
2. Within next days you will hear 3 dominating narratives on what came to be called "the new schism":
A.Patriarch Kirill is KGB (somewhat true).
B. ROC is a tool of #Kremlin (true).
C. Conflict emerged as aftermath of “#Russia trying to make #Ukraine submissive” (yes & no)
When visiting #Rome, tourists usually (and comprehensibly) focus on its #ancient remains. Today for the series #EarlyMedievalPills I'll take you through the #Carolingian city of Pope Paschal I (817-24) who, in only 7 years, left a permanent mark on #Roma's sacred topography 1/11
First I need to tell you about his family: he was the son of Bonosus and Theodora and he was very attached to his mother whom he wanted to be immortalised in the stunning #mosaics decorating that little jewel that is the Chapel of St Zeno in Santa Prassede #Roma 2/11
"Theodora Episcopa": lots of speculation about the reasons why she was called bishop-ess. Two possibilities: either Paschal I's father was a bishop and the honorific title extended to his wife, or Paschal paid homage to his mother by granting her a title of distinction 3/11
On February 27, 1933 the German Parliament building burned, Adolf #Hitler rejoiced, and the #Nazi era began. 1/
#Hitler, who had just been named head of a #government that was legally formed after the democratic #elections of the previous November, seized the opportunity to change the system. “There will be no mercy now,” he exulted. “Anyone standing in our way will be cut down.”
The next day, at Hitler’s advice and urging, the #German#president issued a decree “for the protection of the people and the state.”
If "Palestinians" allegedly r the historic inhabitants of the Holy Land then...
Why is it that all historic documents mention Jews as the native inhabitants & Greeks, Romans & others as foreigners dwelling in Judea
not of a Palestinian people either as native or foreign?
Why is there is no reference to any #Palestinian people in the Qur'an, although it is tradition that Mohammed was once in #Jerusalem.
It appears evident that even he did not meet any Palestinian in Jerusalem or in his whole life, neither did his successors.
Caliph Salahuddin al-Ayyub (Saladin), knew the Jews & kindly invited them to resettle in Jerusalem(which he recognized as their Homeland)
To claim that Palestinians r the original people of Israel is not only against secular history BUT also against Islamic history!
#TodayInHistory#OTD 1929: 67 Jews murdered in #Hebron, second holy city of Judaism, ending 3000 years of Jewish presence.
False rumors and inflammatory sermons in mosques in the previous weeks had already caused Jewish deaths and wounded in the Old City of #Jerusalem.
The Jewish community of Hebron was around 700 people out of 20,000.
False rumors of a massacre of Arabs in Jerusalem spread by infamous Mufti of Jerusalem Amin Al-Husseini, who would be the host of Hitler during WW II, triggered the #pogrom in Hebron.
The killings started on the 23rd, with the attack by a mob of the Hebron Yeshiva.
On the 24th morning, a mob started attacking Jewish homes, murdering, raping and beating Jewish residents.
“Many of the views expressed by the organization’s speakers are misogynistic, homophobic, racist and/or promote violence,” the @CanRevAgency Charities Branch wrote in a letter sent to the mosque president.
It means the mosque no longer benefits from the #tax advantages enjoyed by government-registered charities. Foremost, it cannot issue receipts allowing donors to claim their contributions as income tax deductions.
6yrs ago #Jerusalem, #IDF Rep:
"we are now located in the SAME building where the Foreign Journalists are,we have close working relationships w/ hundreds of journalists. In addition we launched media project working in many platforms,twitter in Arabic, Russian, French & English."
Here’s how Abbas will get Palestinians killed: He is again claiming something HE KNOWS is utter bull$h*t, this time about Islam’s holiest site in #Jerusalem. His brainwashed population will riot. #Israel will defend itself. Abbas, like #Hamas, has to go. jpost.com/Israel-News/Ab…
Even more cynical is that while Abbas will foment riots in #Jerusalem based on his own lies, he will take US funding to rebuild #Gaza - because from America’s point of view, it’s better to have a corrupt thug ruling Palestinians than it is #Hamas. jpost.com/Breaking-News/…
Even better, Abbas’ PLO discusses severing ties with #Israel as it mulls accepting a US financial handout to strengthen it in #Gaza, while lying to the Palestinian people in the West Bank to spark a riot in #Jerusalem. I think we’ve had enough. jpost.com/Israel-News/PL…
#Israel-i voters endorse #Netanyahu's policies
March, 2015 Bibi said he wouldn't allow the creation of a Palestinian state.
He explicitly stated that the reason creation of settlements is to block #Palestinians access to #Jerusalem & the establishment of a continuous state #BDS
What #Palestinians Think Of #Netanyahu's 'No #Palestine' Statement👇
Benjamin Netanyahu made a promise to never allow a Palestinian state if he was elected. That played well with a significant portion of #Israel-is – but what do Palestinians think about his bold statement? #BDS
#Christians and #Muslims in #Jerusalem describe life under Israeli occupation
Mar 3, 2018
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed its doors in protest of #Israel's new tax laws, learn from Christians in the Old City of Jerusalem the realities of living in a Jewish state. #BDS
2012 - #Israel's Persecution of #Christians in the #HolyLand. - CBS News #Palestine is documented in this very special 60 Minutes episode.
WATCH how Israel's Ambassador #MichaelOren is confronted by Bob Simon, why he tried interfere to stop this episode
Why is it that #Israel, #US & #UK Govts don’t find the massacre of defenseless civilians, concentrated in a densely populated strip of land,by a hi-tech air force simply unacceptable? #Gaza Strip (139 sq. mi) Population 1.8 Million #LasVegas City (135.8 sq. mi) Population 623,747
Hamas rockets have killed 31 ppl since they started launching rockets in 2001.#Israel had already been bombing BEFORE ANY #Rocket was EVER fired into Israel:
From Sep to Dec 2000
*The Largest Single Cause of these Children's Deaths was Gunfire to the Head rememberthesechildren.org/remember2000.h…
Following are the 4 largest gatherings against Israel over the last few years, with tens of thousands of Anti-Zionist #Orthodox#Jews.
1) At the Barclays Stadium last year 06.11.2017:
Rabbi Shappiro: "The Jewish People Have No State!"
Rabbi: "The State of Israel has as much to do with Judaism or Jewish Identity as China or Korea does...! They should stop calling themselves a Jewish State because that's a lie! They can call themselves, maybe Herzlstan...!"
-Thousands of Jews applauding
2) On June 9, 2013, tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews assembled on the streets of NY to protest against the existence of the State of Israel, and to condemn it's current evil decree to forcibly draft yeshiva students to their Army:
The #UnitedNations still has an unfulfilled promised to🇵🇸#Palestine, a commitment that was adopted 70 years ago at the General Assembly & has not materialized yet: the creation of its free & sovereign State.-🇧🇴#Bolivia's Amb. to the #UN, @SachaLlorenti
"70 yrs ago the #UN made 2 promises to the world
1st was to create a free & sovereign state of #Israel,the promise was fulfilled
2nd promise was to create a free independent & sovereign state of #Palestine
We're talking of more than 70yrs of an unfulfilled promise"#Bolivia UN Amb
"One of the parties has built checkpoints in occupied #Palestinian Territories,
an annexation wall along the #WestBank, illegal settlements,responsible for preventing the return of more than👉#6MILLION👈Palestinian refugees to their homes,..."@SachaLlorenti,#Bolivia's Amb. to #UN
2/21 Following Intl pressure to stop Settlements #Israel began new tactics,under the pretext of natural growth,they expanded & fattened,the existing settlements & connected them to each other & to Israel
Slicing the land blocking any possibility of a contiguous #Palestinian State
3/21 #Israeli Settlements along with their Road Network & Security Zones, occupy about 42% of Palestinian Land.
Roads btw Settlements can only be traveled by Settlers,the basic Human Right of Freedom of Movement within ones Home Country has been taken away from the #Palestinians
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
Curious what facts MSM is not reporting about today's planned tantrum in #Gaza that Palestinians call the #GazaReturnMarch? Look no further and unwind this thread 👇 #Israel
These planned riots on the border between #Israel and #Gaza have been taking place for 6+ weeks and expected to culminate on May 15th (tomorrow), to coincide with the Palestinian “Nakba” day.
#GazaReturnMarch is of course named after the so-called "right of return" of 5 - 7 million refugees and their offspring because Palestinians are invested in the mythology that they flood and strangle #Israel, a country of 8 million. Keep dreaming.
#Netanyahu:"I Deceived the #US to Destroy Oslo Accords" #Israel never wanted peace,they already occupy #Palestine, only maintain the 2-state solution topic alive so they don't have to let Palestinians vote while claiming to be a Democracy.
#JerusalemDay today, commemorating the reunification of the Holy City in the 1967 war on this Hebrew date.
It wasn't always like this.
The Jews were exiled from #Jerusalem in 70 CE when the Romans destroyed the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount and took Jews to Rome as slaves.
Longed to return - "Next year in Jerusalem" was their prayer.
Some Jews never left the Holy Land, and they eked out a living over the years. But in recent centuries they began their return. Jews were a majority in #Jerusalem for at least 170 years.