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The Arabs have a choice – continue to wallow in conflict and failure, or follow Israel’s lead and enjoy the success they so crave

By Rami Dabbas |
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When US President Donald Trump finally admitted that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel, he was merely acknowledging what everyone already knew. Jerusalem has been the heart of Israel for over 3,000 years, and, like it or not, has served as the Jewish state’s administrative center for the past 70 years. 

But that didn’t stop the Arab nations from condemning, vilifying and even threatening Trump for his audacity. This despite the fact that under Israel’s control, Jerusalem has been a city open to people of all religious backgrounds, and its holy sites are open to everyone without restriction. This certainly was not the case when the city was ruled by Arab Muslims.

Let us not forget that the Arabs rejected the UN Partition Plan of 1947 that would have already back then created a Palestinian state. The Arabs wanted war so that they could throw the Jews into the sea. But they failed. And so, the Arab tried again, and again, and again, each time losing more and more territory to Israel.

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