Decline in Jerusalem's Christian population during Moslem rule - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Steve of Mevaserret Zion
    • 12.05.10 | 05:56 (IDT)

    Desecration of Jewish holy sites by the Jordanians is well known to Israelis and the world community, but many who advocate a return to Islamic control of East Jerusalem do not realize that due to repressive policies and intimidation, the Christian population of Jerusalem under Moslem rule declined from 25,000 in 1949 to 13,000 in 1967. The liberation and reunification of Jerusalem has permitted worship by all faiths.

    from the article: Netanyahu: Struggle for Jerusalem is a struggle for truth
    First published 01:39 12.05.10 | Last updated 01:39 12.05.10
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