"Do you deny Jewish roots in Jerusalem?" Only fools do. We are not talking about the Jewish people but about Israel, a UN state member, which in May 1949 has committed itself to abide by international law. Can't you grasp the difference? "Can Arabs match Jewish 3 000 years of living in Jerusalem?" No, they can't. Jews were living in Jerusalem long before the idea of a Jewish state was even conceived. But that's a fact irrelevant in this debate: Zionism is about a Jewish homeland, in peace with its neighbours, not about Jews building, against the stance of the entire international community - in illegally annexed East-Jerusalem. Nor is it about Jewish sovereignty over a place where the Temple was once standing, which is now a holy muslim site. And finally: There is no Arab Empire in this world. Except in your apparently overactive imagination.