K. N. S. T. E. M., One Square Kilometer, Eighteen Forty Four Hundred Four Years discussed on Mark Levin


Your afternoons are now more stimulated back to mark look bad on K. N. S. T. E. M. seven ninety two sons most stimulating talk here in the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman return about Jerusalem and the significance of Jerusalem and I had a break go ahead well you know the pilgrims came to the United States thinking they were creating the new Jerusalem Ulysses grant Mark Twain visited Jerusalem Abraham Lincoln wished he would have been able to visit Jerusalem we set up a consulate in Jerusalem eighteen forty four hundred four years before the state of Israel because the United States has had a a love affair with Jerusalem a fantasy into an obsession even about true slim since its founding in the the key thing about to resume is that the word itself Jerusalem means city of peace but Jerusalem has been anything but the city of peace you know for the thirty five hundred years that it's been been around things changed in nineteen sixty seven when Jerusalem was reunited reunified under Israeli control for the first time Jews Muslims and Christians were able to worship together and I know you're just been there over the last few days the old city of Jerusalem is one square kilometer so it is in that one square kilometer you have some of the holiest places to the three major monotheistic Abraham at faith's until Israel was in control it was a constant process of somebody being up somebody being down someone be inter out and now you go there and you know there's millions of pilgrims coming every year to the city of Jerusalem and there are all you know in this tiny little spot the role worshipping their faiths peacefully no other occasional flare ups rarely but they're also handles you know promptly and you mainly it's a it's it's a miracle what's happening in Jerusalem and it's only happening because the Israelis for the first time in history a no in a very very long in ancient history have managed to balance the the competing interests in a way that everybody gets to come and visit and safety we were at an event together among others city David yes why we we there and what is the city of David well hi the city of David is a once in a century archaeological discovery and you know one thing you need to understand about the Jewish history of Jerusalem it's an unpleasant history because almost everything Jewish a batch Roussel has been destroyed over the last three thousand years the first temple was destroyed by the Babylonians the second temple was destroyed by the Romans more recently synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians when they had control of Jerusalem so a lot of our history and I'm speaking now as a sort of rabbi in a Jew whatever history is buried and and so when we find it it's very meaningful to us because we have a long proud ancient history documented in the Bible and the city of David discovery really brings the Bible back to life because in a started when a the sewage pipe broke in a neighborhood in when they came to fix it they realize what they were sitting on top of it's in the first place it's a large almost no one big size pool call the pool of Siloam school break out the local group and that's where all the pilgrims from all around of the world many Jewish many not Jewish because non Jews also came to Jerusalem three times a year for the major Jewish festivals they would all purify themselves in this pool and once they saw the pool it was significantly down hill from the temple they kept looking they said well it had to be a way for them to get from the pool to the temple and they saw a completely intact underground underground wrote with the same flagstones that appear up by the the walls of the old city and what they discovered was the actual road from the pool that ascended up to the temple that all the pilgrims and you know but Josephus writes that is what they were like two and a half million a year coming to Jerusalem this is where they walked in this of course would include Jesus who came to the temple as a Jew during the holidays and you know his attendance at the temples well documented and and numerous writings so you have the ability in this archaeological finds not just to look at a broken shard of glass origination point actually immerse yourself in history twenty five hundred years ago two thousand years ago and to walk the road that you know the ancient Jewish people the ancient civilizations I had the privilege to walk and it's it's it's something like nothing else I've ever seen and you were there other dignitaries from America were there yes and what did the New York time say batch it definitely wasn't good I think they said I had taken a sledgehammer to diplomacy I recall something like that silly I use this us of course I was criticized by because the New York times in many of their many of their sympathizers think that there's something wrong with a covering Jewish history in Jerusalem closer to offend non Jews at doesn't think Christian so they think it'll offend those of the of the Muslim faith that somehow we will be discovering ancient artifacts of the Jewish people I want to continue with this as well as other matters when we return because the real reason they didn't want this known a reported as the archaeological activity in Athens and Rome and so forth just because it demonstrates as you just said a fact a.

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