Why does Israel want to shift the capital to Jerusalem?This question was seriously posted on Quora.com. I posted an answer and the moderators decided that I violated their policy of "be respectful and be nice" and collapsed it. I am reposting here so that you can be the judge. Here is the link to the original article: Why does Israel want to shift the capital to Jerusalem. If you have access to Quora, please upvote my answer.
Questions like this never cease to amaze me. It shows a deep lack of knowledge. I am not sure where you got the idea from that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel, the media maybe? Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda said:
"If you tell a lie big enough, and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it"~Joseph Goebbels
This question is proof of that. Jerusalem is and as always been the capital of Israel and the Jewish people. No one else has any valid claim to the city. Do you know how long it has been the capital? 3000 years! It was the capital of the Jewish Kingdom of Judea and the symbol of Judea exists in Jerusalem today.
Now, two questions for you:
- Who has the right to define where your capital city is? The country where the city is situated or someone else?
- Apart from Israel and the Jewish people, has Jerusalem ever been the capital of any other country? Or even nation?
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”― Edmund Burke