There has never officially been a Palestinian state and Jerusalem has never been the capitol of a Muslim or Islamic state. Just a matter of fact, there is no proof that Mohammed ever visited Jerusalem. He was born at Mecca between 569 and 571 of the Common Era. Mohammed died after he had been ill with fever and was buried in Medina. The spot is now a place of pilgrimage for Muslims.
In the light of proven Biblical history and the physical history of the Jewish people, their claim to the land goes back 4,000 years to the time when God told Abraham to leave his homeland of Ur and go “to the land that I will show you.” (Gen 12:1) Israel became a nation 2,000 years before the rise of Islam in the 7th century. Since the days of King David, Jerusalem has been the capitol of the Jewish nation.
During the time of occupation by Jordan, they never tried to make Jerusalem their capitol. Jerusalem is mentioned hundreds of times in the Hebrew Scriptures and not even once in the Koran.
Underneath the Temple Mount and the Arab quarter of Jerusalem you will find many proofs of the Jewish nation within the excavations, right under the densely populated Arab neighborhood of Silwan. I have personally seen the remnants of Solomon’s Temple and the toppled stone of Herod’s Temple. I’ve been within 30 feet of the Holy of Holies and have walked on Nehemiah’s Wall. Nehemiah was of the Tribe of Judah. He rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem and enforced the laws of Moses around the second half of the 5th century BC.
I have personally experienced the glorious Eastern Gate (and have seen the inner courtyard of that gate) to the Temple mount in Jerusalem which will be the place where Jesus (Israel’s Messiah) enters the city from the Mount of Olives. Jerusalem has been a bone of contention for years, and will be until His return.
The holy city is the rightful capitol of the Jewish State, without any doubt. Why doesn’t the present U.S. administration acknowledge Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel? They obviously do not want to upset the radical Islamic element.
In 2011, there were 497,000 Jews in Jerusalem, 281,000 Muslims and 14,000 Christians.
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.