| Jerusalem Gates |      A visitor to Jerusalem's Old City will find eight gates, each with it's own fascinating history. Four of the main gates were constructed according to the four directions of compass. One of the gates is sealed awaiting the return of the Messiah and the end of days.

Hand o nkotel by Dinu Mandrea
It has been few years  since my first and last vist to Jerusalem. As I sat across the Western Wall on that warm summer evening and watched my  surroundings with mixed emotions, one thing has become clear: This was a special moment in my life, one I would always remember and cherish.

Jerusalem in International Diplomacy Historically, each party in the Arab-Israel conflict has a different concept of Jerusalem.

  Fight Bias In The Media

      | Did You Know? |
King Solomon builds a Temple, which becomes the principal center for religious and spiritual life of Israel. It is situated at the place were Abraham is believed was prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac. 

         | Iran Watch |
9/3/10 Tehran, Iran
Thousands of Iranians marched in Tehran to mark the al-Quds or Jerusalem day. It's an annual event originated by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 and held on the last Friday of Ramadan.

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Most Wanted    |Terrorist Groups|
U.S. law requires that the Secretary of State has to provide Congress, by April 30th of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries & groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is titled Country Reports on Terrorism.  

For the sake of my brothers and my friends pray for the peace of Jerusalem

Facts and Opinions 

The Right of Return & a Just Solution

At the time when Israel celebrates the Day of Independence the Palestinians and the rest of the Arab world commemorate the event by mourning the birth of the Jewish state. There is word for it in Arabic called Nakba or Catastrophe. It is also brought up every time the question comes up about the right of return of Arab refugees and their descendants, numbering around four million people, back to Israel.

The Flotilla of Hate 

The Hamas controlled Al-Aqsa TV reported on May 30th, a day before the incident, that flotilla commander said  'We will not allow the Zionists to get near us and we will use resistance against them". How will they wage resistance? "They will resist with their fingernails. They are people who seek Martyrdom for Allah, as much as they want to reach Gaza, but the Martyrdom is more desirable" noted the commentator.  

The Dalai Lama & an Upside Down world

The Dalai LamaAs I was surfing the Internet recently, trying to find a worthy piece of news amongst the debris of  the usual reports about the economic doomsday, suicide bombings and sports events, something caught my eye as being very odd. The report from a credible news source was saying that South Africa has barred the Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and Tibet's spiritual leader, from attending a PEACE conference! 

On Collision cource with Iran

"Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces... Although we don't accept this claim... If the Europeans are honest they should give some of their provinces in Europe, like Germany, Austria and other countries to Zionists and the Zionists can establish their state in Europe". These chilling words are often repeated by the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. More...

From Wahhab to bin Ladin

World Trade Center RemainsMohammed Al-Wahhab, founder of Wahhabism, was born in1703 in the central Arabian region of Najd, a desolate place practically uninhabited until 16th century. Mohammed began studying Islam at very early age. He grew up believing that the period during Prophet Mohammed's time was an ideal Muslim society that had to be emulated. He was influenced by the ideas of 14th century Islamic scholar ibn Taymiyyah. More...

Interpretation of Resolution 242

When dealing with Arab-Israeli conflict, the most frequently quoted historic document is UN Resolution 242. The Security Council unanimously voted for this document on November 22, 1967. As a result of the Six Day War, Israel ended up with the Sinai, Golan Heights, West Bank and East Jerusalem under their control. They were willing to negotiate the settlement that would produce a peace in the region, but the Arabs shot that opportunity down during the Khartoum Conference where they refused to negotiate with Israel. More...