El Salvador to move embassy from Jerusalem
Published: 25.08.06, 22:43
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61. Against the world
Human   (08.26.06)
Don,t try to say that this prisident of Salvador had a Palestinian origin. Most of the US congress are jews. I want to ask those extremest in Israel, do you think that you will have peace without agreement with the Palestinian about their rights to live on their own land? You are standing against the whole world except the US government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. YOU hav to realise that US will not continue for ever to backup you. If You to live hear with us on peace, you have to admit that Palestinians have the right to live on their land. This will not cost you this much difficulties and blood.
62. Detroit,Paris
Gil ,   ashkelon   (08.26.06)
Within a decade or two,Western cities harboring large arab/moslems communities,will have to give up and turn into arab cities.Off limits to "khafirs"as temple mount area in our forever capital,yerushalaïm.
63. #44: dhimmi attitude
Raphael ,   Paris France   (08.26.06)
Never heard about the status of non moslems in arab countries? Apartheid is a mild version of Shari'a and Omar's Pact.
64. One Embassy is still there...
Laura ,   London   (08.26.06)
the Christian Embassy the evangelical christians support Israel not just with words but with action
65. we Love Jerusalem as must as the jews do
Mouna ,   Ejerusalem Palestine   (08.26.06)
it is a reality. No one will accept peace without a solution to Jerusalem, capital of two states.
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (08.26.06)
Israel's most famous king, king David founded Jerusalem. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Hebrew Bible, not once in the Koran. Reigious Jews pray three times a day in the direction of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is mentioned constantly in prayers. Passover Seder ends with: "Next year in Jerusalem!" And at the conclusion of Yom Kippur. Jerusalem is mentioned in the blessings at the end of meals. During Jewish wedding ceremonies, the groom breaks a glass as a sign of mourning of the destruction of the two Temples, accompanied by Psalm 137: "If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget her skill. May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy." During the First and Second Temple periods, the Temple was the central focus of Jewish life. The First Temple was built by King David's son, King Solomon. Bible, 2 Chronicles 2:4: "Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of the L-RD my G-d, dedicating it to Him, to burn fragrant incense before Him and to set out the showbread continually...on sabbaths and on new moons and on the appointed feasts of the L-RD our G-d, this being required forever in Israel." The One great G-D of the Universe returned Jewish Holy Land and holy places to the Jews in the 1967 Six Day War. The response of Israeli leaders was shocking - in a dreadful betrayal of G-D, they gave control of Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount to IslamoFascist religious supremacists. Islamist control of Jewish land and the holiest site on earth brought death, destruction and war to Israel. Israel's leaders must give control of the Temple Mount to Jews immediately.
67. #32 - It was Jew-HATE and malice
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (08.26.06)
The media war against Israel NEVER stops.
68. To #59
Adam ,   ALLJERUSALEM, ISRAEL   (08.26.06)
LBC is no longer Christian it is now Saudi owned :). BTW Since Bethlehem changed from Israeli administration to P.A. area A it changed from a Christian majority to a Muslim majority; JUST LIKE LEBANON :)
69. Jerusalem has no connection with Islam nor 'Arabs'
Adam ,   ALLJERUSALEM, ISRAEL   (08.26.06)
From a religious perspective there is no evidence connecting Mohammed with Jerusalem. Jerusalem has been the capital of the people of Israel for more than 3000 years on a national and religious level. It has NEVER EVER been the capital of ANY Muslim or Arab entity. BTW JEWS ARE CURRENTLY A MAJORITY IN ANNEXED EAST JERUSALEM AS WELL.
70. To #22 Wissam
Adam ,   ALLJERUSALEM, ISRAEL   (08.26.06)
I think you'll find that not only did Muslims prevent non Muslims from praying at what are non-muslim holy sites but they actually stole them from non Muslims. The only exception is 'Moses' Tomb in the Judean desert that the Muslims invented.
71. More Olmert-Livni successes
Ignacio ,   Zaragoza, Spain   (08.26.06)
If they are allowed to stay in power you won't have to worry, there won't be any embassies left, wether in Jerusalem or TA. There will only be embassies to "Palestine", and the next embassy you will need to worry about is the one giving you visas (still) to the US.
72. our attachement as muslim to jerusalem is as stong as yours
Lama ,   Ejerusalem Palestine   (08.26.06)
and we adore this city as much as you do.
73. Ejerusalem Eternal capital of Palestine
Ayman ,   Ejerusalem Palestine   (08.26.06)
74. Embassy moe
Ron ,   Victoria Canda   (08.26.06)
What right do you believe you have to tell ANYBODY where to put their diplomatic missions. This is precisely why the USSA is in the fix it is today. Countries (east AND west) are fast becoming sick and tired of being dictated to by a fundamentalist hegemon. And just what has dignity have to do in this equation. Bullys do not possess 'guts' or 'dignity', they are simply bullys.
75. #16
ron ,   victoria canada   (08.26.06)
You are right on the money Allen. That is why so many are eschewing the USSA.
76. to #1
Kirk ,   NY, USA   (08.26.06)
"These countries are insignificant in the world seen and need to fix there own backyards before even glancing at there neighbours. " Canada EH? You mean those people who must obey everything that the USA says and wants them to do? Your PM Harper is Moron who is more American than Canadian, and would much rather see Israel and the US prosper than his own country.(where's the dignity?) Your country would trades 80% of their goods to the US and would not survive in this world if it wasnt for that and the fact that we are neigbours. Mind your business......
77. #76
Ron ,   Victoria, Canada   (08.26.06)
Kirk ... some excellent advice you give. But you are giving to the wrong person. The person who REALLY needs to hear this resides at 1600 Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C.
78. Jerusalem
cuscatlan ,   El Salvador   (08.27.06)
El Salvador is the ONLY reliable ally of Israel and the US in Latin America on issues regarding terrorism, because it experienced the terrorism propelled by the USSR and Cuba during the cold war, and is now experiencing the involvement of the Venezuelan government in brewing political violence in El Salvador. El Salvador will not yield to terrorism. and it supports israel in the United Nations in major issues and keeps troops in Irak in support of the US led coalition. Nevertheless, there are issues where NO ONE can follow Israel, because SOME positions taken by Israel are impossible to sustain vis a vis the international community. Take the fact that not even the US, the strongest and closest ally of Israel, has its embassy in Jerusalem, why would anyone else keep it there? Why should israelis care about the Salvadoran Embassy?, particularly if El Salvador is now an "insignifcant" country to Israleis. Or has it become "insignificant" just because it has withdrawn its Embassy?. Israelis should not discount so easily all other efforts where El Salvador supports Israel in matters which are more relevant in the UN, for example. But memory seems to be short when vision does not go very far either, and this is the case of many israelis.
79. My other comments are censored
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (08.26.06)
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (08.27.06)
There NEVER was an Arab country of Palestine. Jerusalem was NEVER the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. At the time of Muhammad's death, there was not a single mosque in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Hebrew Bible, not once in the Koran. Muslims pray facing Mecca. It is Muslim practice to take over, desecrate and destroy the holy sites of other religions-Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, et al. Muslims build mosques on top of the holy sites of other religions to signify that their religion is superior to all others. Muslims did this on the Temple Mount. During the time Jordan controlled Jerusalem from 1948-1967, no foreign Arab leaders visited Jerusalem. Jordanian radio broadcast Friday prayers not from Al-Aqsa Mosque, but from a mosque in Amman. Jordan destroyed 58 sacred synagogues in Jerusalem. Jordan's army desecrated the 2,500 year old Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives and used Jewish tombstones for pavement and latrines. All land, homes and buildings seized in the 1948 Islamic invasion of Judea, Samaria, Gaza and east Jerusalem must be returned to Jews immediately. 13th Century Arab biographer Yakut, noted: "Mecca is holy to Muslims; Jerusalem is h
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (08.27.06)
There NEVER was an Arab country of Palestine. Jerusalem was NEVER the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. In the 1948 Islamic invasion of the Jewish Holy Land, Jordan destroyed 58 sacred synagogues in Jerusalem. Since 1996, Rachel's Tomb, near Bethlehem, has been attacked by Muslim snipers, bombs and Molotov cocktails. In October 2000, Muslims torched and destroyed the ancient synagogue in Jericho. In 2005, Muslims desecrated and destroyed sacred Gaza synagogues. Joseph is the beloved Bible hero of Jews and Christians. Muslims murdered IDF soldiers at Joseph's Tomb. Muslim mobs BURNED BIBLES and Jewish prayer books that gave praise and glory to the One great G-D, and destroyed the Tomb. In the Islamic invasion and filthy desecration of Jesus Christ' birthplace, Church of Nativity, BIBLES were TORN UP for TOILET PAPER. Inscribed in the Bibles are the Laws G-D gave to Moses; the Laws our Western civilization is founded on: Exodus 20: "You shall not murder" "You shall not commit adultery" "You shall not steal" "You shall not bear false witness" "You shall not covet" Exodus 21:16 "He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death" Leviticus 24:17 "If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death" Global IslamoFascists seek the total destruction of Western civilization. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Hebrew Bible, not once in the Koran. G-D designated the Temple Mount to the Jews for His worship and prayer only. Muslims on the Temple Mount repeatedly engage in massive rock throwing at Jews, turning the HOLIEST place on earth into a common place of violence! Muslims have perpetrated massive desecration and destruction at Judaism's HOLIEST site, the Temple Mount. The OFFENSE to G-D is enormous! The Temple Mount must be returned to its Jewish owners immediately!
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (08.27.06)
Israel is continually pressured by the U.S. EU and UN to persecute non-Muslims. In a massive, criminal violation of human rights, 10,000 Gaza and North Samaria Jews were ruthlessly rendered jobless and homeless; their land and businesses seized for PA/PLO-Hamas terrorists. The human rights of Christians were destroyed via the Oslo peace accords which gave PLO terrorists control over Christians in Palestinian Authority areas. The persecution of Jews and Christians in the Holy Land has ominous implications for the world's non-Muslims. A Christmas without Christians By Abraham H. Miller | December 16, 2005 Since the Palestinian Authority’s takeover of Bethlehem in 1995, under the Oslo Accords with Israel, Bethlehem has been transformed from a Christian city into a Muslim city. Bethlehem’s remaining Christians now live in a condition of dhimmitude (a reference to the second-class citizenship Islam imposes on Christians) in the city of Jesus’ birth. The Palestinians brought with them a political system based on primitive tribal relations, where the power of one’s clan became a substitute for the law. As a consequence, Christians have suffered civil outrage and criminal violence without recourse to justice. Christians have been refusing to live under these conditions and have been leaving Bethlehem in large numbers. ....the Orwellian message of the American Arab Anti-discrimination Committee (AADC) that held a candle lighting vigil on November 29, 2005 for Bethlehem’s Christians at San Francisco’s Union Square... Muslims in Bethlehem make the lives of Christians unbearable and force them to flee their ancestral homes while Muslims in America hold a vigil to blame the Jews. To understand how the Christians became a minority and the victims of thuggery in the city of Jesus’ birth, it is important to see just what Arafat did to Bethlehem once he got his hands on it. In 1995, Yasser Arafat gained control of Bethlehem and immediately expanded its municipal boundaries to include 30,000 Muslims living in neighboring refugee camps. Next, Muslim Bedouins living east of Bethlehem were incorporated into revised municipal boundaries. All this was still not enough for the PA to change the status of Bethlehem as a Christian city. But then Arafat created inducements for Muslims to leave Hebron and the area around it and move to Bethlehem. With Arafat’s government by clan, by gun, and by terror, a land Mafia developed that began expropriating land from Christians. In 2002, two Christian teenage sisters were found with their throats slit and their genitals mutilated. Muslims claimed the Amer sisters were prostitutes, as if that were justification for torture and murder. But Christians familiar with similar incidents claim the girls were murdered to cover up a gang rape. Of course, none of this appears in the AADC’s call for the candlelight vigil that is also designed to showcase the AADC’s divestment campaign against Israel. Now totaling less than 12% of Bethlehem’s population, Christians, who have been the targets of continual PA violence, might leave entirely. The result will be that in the place where Jesus was born there will no longer be a Christian community. In the West Bank town of Taibe marauding Muslims burned, looted and beat Christian residents in the name of a Muslim family’s “honor,” a family whose father had brutally beaten his daughter to death for wanting to marry a Christian. The violent Muslim mob burned a statue of the Virgin Mary and shouted, “Burn the Crusaders!” PA fire and security forces took their time arriving on the scene, appearing hours later. In the end, the mob was almost immediately released from jail. Meanwhile, the Christian fiancée of the murdered woman was arrested and beaten while incarcerated.
83. To # 34 - The Wiseass One
Adina kutnicki ,   US   (08.27.06)
Actually, Mr. or Ms. Anonymous, my son was busy escaping Haifa when the missles started flying. I was way too busy following up on his safety and that of the rest of my family, some of whom were fighting in Lebanon. Glad to see that you missed my postings!
84. Hooraayyy!
Martin Karadagian ,   San José, Costa Rica   (08.27.06)
Well done El Salvador! Don't worry, the stupid label of "antisemite" for anybody or country that disagrees with the ISRAELI GOVERNMENT is so worn it does not stick anymore. The state of Israel was created by the UN under premises such as Jerusalem being open an international, not a capital.
85. #83 Adina - Thank you
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (08.27.06)
In the war against humanity, thank you to your family members and all the Israelis who fought for freedom for Israel and the free world.
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (08.27.06)
Israel traded Jewish land in exchange for war - Gaza now has an Al Qaeda and Hizbullah presence. Iranian Revolutionary Guard units train Fatah and Hamas in the Jew-cleansed areas of Gaza - Islamists fire an incessant daily barrage of rockets on the defenseless Jews of Sderot and Ashkelon. Global jihad is greatly empowered as the U.S. EU and UN support a GLOBAL Islamic TERROR state in half of Israel that will threaten the world. There NEVER was an Arab country of Palestine. Jerusalem was NEVER the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Hebrew Bible, not once in the Koran. Arabs FIRST took the name “Palestinians” in 1967. Arafat was the FIRST leader of this NEW PEOPLE. Before 1948, Jews were known as the Palestinians! The Jewish newspaper, the Jerusalem Post was called the Palestine Post. The Jewish-founded electric company was Palestine Electric. The Palestinian Symphony Orchestra was all Jewish. During World War II, the British army had a Palestinian Brigade made up entirely of Jewish volunteers. Leftists, racists, IslamoFascist religious supremacists, human rights destroyers want Jews barred from living in Judea and Samaria, the Biblical heartland including Hebron, the first Jewish city, and second in Jewish holiness, because JEWS are NOT MUSLIM! Respect is always given to Muslims! No one is trying to force Muslims out of Mecca and Medina! After the Jews miraculously transformed desert and swamps into rich, agricultural land (for which Jews are world famous!) Arabs came in large numbers from Arab countries for jobs from the Jews. The fact that the overwhelming majority of Arabs resided only briefly in Palestine is attested to by the special UN decree: that any Arab who had resided in Palestine FOR ONLY TWO YEARS BEFORE 1948, and then left, would be considered a refugee and so would his descendants!!! On March 31, 1977, Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein: “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.
87. to # 77
Kirk ,   NY, USA   (08.28.06)
Actually, it wasnt an advice, it was a comment. And it is fact, Canada would not be the same if it wasnt for their big brother. On another note, I dont feel I need to tell anyone in 1600 Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C anything. If they don't listen to millions world-wide and in their country about not going to war, what makes you think they will listen to one person?
88. El salvador always has supported Israel!!!
Edin ,   houston   (03.17.08)
El salvador is not breaking diplomatic relations with Israel nor saying Jerusalem is not the capital city of Israel, it is not a statement , it is just a CHANGE OF LOCATION.
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