‘Occupied’ E. Jerusalem: Prince William infuriates Israel with statement on royal visit

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RT: Prince William has angered Israel’s Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin by referring to East Jerusalem as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), in a statement detailing his upcoming trip to the Middle East.

In a facebook post, Israel’s Elkin was enraged by the Prince’s OPT reference, claiming Jerusalem was “unified” and “has been the capital of Israel for over 3,000 years.”

Elkin wrote: “It’s regrettable that Britain chose to politicise the Royal visit. Unified Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for over 3,000 years and no twisted wording of the official press release will change the reality. I’m expecting the prince’s staff to fix this distortion.”

The Duke of Cambridge is due to arrive in the region on June 25. more …

Opinion: Definition, Useful Idiot:

In political jargon, a useful idiot is a derogatory term for a person perceived as a propagandist for a cause of whose goals they are not fully aware and who is used cynically by the leaders of the cause.

Evidently Prince William missed our post on the fact that no Palestinian flag existed prior to 1948:

Or, the useful idiot chose to ignore even secular history, preferring to believe that Arabs predated Jewish people in Jerusalem. For that to be true, Palestinians would have to predate King David:

JERUSALEM TIMELINE: FROM KING DAVID:

1052 BC: David conquered Jerusalem by defeating the Jebusites (1 Chronicles 11:4-9; 2 Samuel 1: 5-6).

1010 – 970 BC: Reign of King David. Jerusalem is proclaimed the capital of the United Kingdom of Israel (2 Samuel 5:1-5).

970 BC: In the 40th year of David’s reign he purchases the Threshing Floor on Mount Moriah to build a temple to the Lord. God would not allow David to build the temple since he was a man of war (2 Samuel 24:24; 1 Chronicles 22).

950 BC: King Solomon, David’s son, begins construction of the first Temple on Mount Moriah (Solomon’s Temple). The Temple construction took 7 years (1 Kings 5-8).

What is particularly interesting is that approximately 300 years later as Solomon’s temple was destroyed under orders of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, it was Arab people, who were then called Edomites, that helped in the destruction. The smallest book in the Bible verifies God’s judgment concerning Esau who is Edom …

Obadiah 1:10-11 “For violence against your brother Jacob,
Shame shall cover you,
And you shall be cut off forever.
11 In the day that you stood on the other side—
In the day that strangers carried captive his forces,
When foreigners entered his gates
And cast lots for Jerusalem—
Even you were as one of them.”

Obadiah then records God’s indictment:

Oba. 1:12 “you should not have gazed on the day of your brother In the day of his captivity …

Oba. 1:13 “You should not have entered the gate of My people
In the day of their calamity …

Oba. 1:14 “You should not have stood at the crossroads
To cut off those among them who escaped …

Then come the Judgments;

Oba. 1:15 “For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near;
As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”

Oba. 1:18 ” … And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau,”
For the Lord has spoken”.