Backgrounders

December  6, 2017

Jerusalem is considered a holy city by three major faiths—Judaism, Christianity and Islam—and figures prominently in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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July 24, 2017

Continued Muslim denial of Judaism’s historical and religious ties to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, the Islamic Waqf’s illegal construction there, and the enlistment of international bodies to pass resolutions negating Jewish claims to the area present seemingly insurmountable barriers.

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May  7, 2019

Chief among them is that Fatah, the movement that dominates the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA), is “secular” and “moderate.” Yet, this is overstated. For proof, one only need look at Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (AAMB), a terror group that has been particularly active in carrying out attacks against Israel from Gaza.

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May 12, 2009

During and after the 1948 war, hundreds of thousands of Arabs and Jews fled, and in some cases were forced from, their homes in Mandate Palestine and beyond. 

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January 15, 2007

After the 1967 Six Day War, when Israel prevented an attempt by surrounding Arab nations to destroy it militarily, the United Nations Security Council prepared a carefully-worded resolution to guide the parties. 

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