If the Islamic movement manages to re-occupy East Jerusalem, the Jewish people will again be cut of from their grave yards on the western slope of The Mount of Olives.
The Biblical prophets Zekhariah, Haggai and Malachi is buried there. So are several Jewish Nobel price winners, and former Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
During the Jordanian occupation of East Jerusalem from 1948 to 1967, the Jewish graves on the Mount of Olives, were desecrated. Many of the tomb stones were used as building material for private homes, and even for latrines for the nearby Jordanian army bases.
Source: Jerusalem Report, magazine published by Jerusalem Post.
It would be a grave injustice and pure racism to force Israel to give up its control over East Jerusalem. Not only because the city of David is the capital of the state of Israel. But also because the Islamic gangsters again will refuse the Jews to visit their Holy sites.
Today people of all faiths have access to their holiest site, Jews, Muslims and Catholics and Christians alike.
The graveyard on the western slope of the Mount of Olives are widely neglected by the Government of Israel. That is a shame, Because few sites in Jerusalem gives the World an indisputable evidence of the Jewish origin of this part of the city of Jerusalem.
First published: 12.12.2009.