Islam’s Jerusalem Fetish

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Jerusalem, the Muslim Capital
by Steve Kramer
March 19, 2016

Mordechai Kedar, born in 1952 in Tel Aviv, is an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, where he earned his PhD. Kedar is an academic expert on Arab affairs and served for twenty-five years in IDF Military Intelligence. He has been described as “one of the few Arabic-speaking Israeli pundits seen on Arabic satellite channels defending Israel.” What Kedar added to my understanding is the blunt truth that the pan-Muslim demand that Al-Quds (Arabic name for Jerusalem) must be the capital of the State of Palestine, not because Jerusalem is (Sunni) Muslim’s third holiest city, but because locating their capital in Jerusalem would signal the triumph of Islam over its original and primary adversary, Judaism. READ MORE

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