Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein recently spoke at the National Council of Young Israel’s annual dinner, debunking the myth that Jerusalem is holy to Muslims.
“Jerusalem was the capital of Israel, under King David, 3,000 years ago,” Klein said. “It was never, ever, the capital of any other nation except Israel. When the Arabs conquered Palestine in 716, they made Ramla their capital, not Jerusalem.”
“The Jewish holy books mention Jerusalem 700 times. it is never, ever mentioned in the Quran. Even about Mohammed allegedly going from Jerusalem to heaven, in the Quran…this is described as a dream. He simply has a dream, and it says he went ‘from the farthest place to heaven.’ … And the nearest place, in the Quran, is Palestine. So clearly, it was not from Jerusalem.”
Klein also noted that the Arabs, historically, have not cared enough to invest in Jerusalem.
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