Many claim that Jerusalem is the "third holiest site within Islam."
Jerusalem is actually mentioned nowhere within the Koran, but is referenced many hundreds of times in the Bible.
But if Jerusalem is so holy to Islam, how can Arabs justify bombing it?
Israel under fire: Sirens wailed in Jerusalem early Thursday evening, as residents of the capital reported hearing at least five blasts. A rocket hit a home in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council and nine rockets fell in Eshkol at almost the same time, as Gaza militants continued their missile attack on Israel. No one was injured in the barrage. Earlier, IDF missiles hit two Hamas terrorists belonging to a rocket-launching cell in the northern Gaza Strip.It is no longer a matter of the poor children of S'derot and Ashkelon growing up with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Now it is a matter of the entirety of Israel, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
It is a matter of Jewish survival.
I have been arguing for years that the Jewish people of the Middle East are a people under siege, even as they are perpetually accused by viciously hypocritical leftists as being the perpetrators of the very crimes against us.
And now, as bombs are dropping like shrapnel rain throughout the countryside because Arab-Muslim Jihadi racists despise us for religious reasons, the western left will insist that this is all the fault of those very Jews who are under assault.
Therein lies the disgusting irony.
I was very struck by Paul Berman's description of the second terror war (intifada) in which he noted that it was at the very height of Arab attempts to murder Jews that western-left hysteria and hatred toward those Jews reached its vicious crescendo at that time.
In other words, the more Arabs seek to kill Jews, the more western-left progressives will tell us to our faces just why it is that they believe we deserve our murder.
We have, after all, been through this before.