The Philistines tried.
So did the Assyrians, Romans, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Byzantines, Caliphs, Crusaders, Mamluks, Ottomans, Egyptians, Iraqis, Syrians, Lebanese, Saudis, Yemenites, Algerians, Iranians, Moroccans and Jordanians.
Over the past 3,000 years, Jerusalem has been attacked time and time again, with countless attempts to erase Jewish history from the city.
The Arch of Titus in Rome, built in 81 AD, carries a frieze (pictured) depicting the Roman commander returning with loot pillaged from the destroyed Second Temple, including a Menorah, sacred table and trumpets.
Far more recently, in 1948, the Jordanian Arabs demolished 52 ancient Synagogues in the city, using Jewish gravestones to build latrines and turning the Western Wall into a rubbish dump.
In 1964, Yasser Arafat with the PLO once again initiated an attempt to remove Jerusalem’s Jewish heritage, replacing it with a farcical ‘Palestinian’ one, a fruitless exercise continued to this day by Mahmoud Abbas.
Time and time again, attempts have been made to disassociate the Jewish people from their eternal capital.
All have failed!
Y’rushalayim (Jerusalem), the Eternal Capital of Eretz Yisrael –
HaShem made a Covenant with Avinu Avraham and cannot violate His OATH to the Jewish People.