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"JERUSALEM NOT MENTIONED IN KORAN"

26-06-2009

Wailing Wall - Jerusalem

Birmingham's Israel Information centre is circulating an uncompromising video in response to Barack Obama's recent speech in Cairo. The film made by Jewish education organisation the Temple Institute suggests Palestinians have no claim on Jerusalem as it was never mentioned in the Koran.

Obama's speech was widely seen as an attempt to generate a new peace agreement in the Middle East by winning over the likes of Hamas - but this response by Rabbi Chaim Richman suggests how far he still has to go to win over conservative elements in Israel.

Richman accuses Obama of subscribing to the "Arab revisionist view of history", and says he talks as though Jewish history only began with the Holocaust.

Israel's right to exist is traced back to Biblical times - and in Richman's view, no other legitimacy is needed.

Watch it here


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