Most of the world agree, based on historical facts, that Jerusalem predated Islam by centuries, has been the capital of Israel for ever and it is as important to the Jews as Mecca and Medina to the Muslims.
The Muslim world was up in arms! Remember the sophistication of the Malaysian MPs who are debating on the length of the skirts of Air Asia Flight attendants? Egyptian gunmen murdering Copts at worship? Iranians voicing their dislike of the clerics?
Why do they hate us, Jacobo Timmerman, the argentine born writer asked his mother when he was young. His erudite mother replied: They hate us because they don't know us!
Bernard Lewis has repeatedly said: Societies that do not treat women freedom and treat them as equals and those who treat the minorities among them in an oppressive and brutal fashion, are bound to lag behind in catching up with the rest of the world!
This action of recognizing tacitly what has been a fact for 3000 years demonstrated an ignorance and also the division between the educated and not so well informed. The debate about al Aqsa mosque which was built long after the death of Mohammed, on the site of a jewish holy site, was once again surfaced. It is debated and supported that the current day mosque in Jerusalem is not the mosque referred to in the Koran.
Yogic philosophy stresses that of all the structural defects that brings us unhappiness, the strongest and most fundamental one is IGNORANCE. Propaganda is not knowledge, it will be conceived as knowledge when there is no freedom of expression or intolerance to diversity of opinion.
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
Jersualem of Gold
If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its cunning.
La Shanah Ha ba'ah b' Yerushalayim
These are millennial old prayers of the Jewish people!
May all the human beings be allowed the right to become enlightened, knowledgeable, understand intolerance and avoid it, embrace diversity
To begin with:
we are ONE עם ישראל