Published on 03/04/2004 | by Emanuel Winston | Archived in: Jerusalem


The Jews returned to Jerusalem & the land of Israel forever!

The Arabs and the non-people who adopted the name “Palestinian” claim that the ancient Jewish people are usurpers and it is they, the Arab Palestinians, who are the rightful owners of the land of Israel “Eretz Yisrael”.  This spurious claim by Muslim Arabs and nothing else is the ‘root cause’ of the Arab/Israeli conflict.

Who, other than Muslims believe that the stories and claims of the Saudis and the so-called recently self-proclaimed Arab “Palestinians”.  At least the Syrians, the Iraqis and even the Egyptians have clearly identifiable lineage.  All of these nations and these people have been conquered, displaced, divided in their loyalties so many times that only an imaginative anthropologist could accurately distinguish one people from another.  At no time in recorded history has there ever been an Arab Palestinian people.  Jews were called “Palestinians” by the British during their Mandate since 1917. The Jews’ English newspaper, The Jerusalem Post was called “The Palestine Post” before 1948 – among other institutions.

However, the Jews can track their unbroken lineage back to Abraham, Moses through the Prophets and the Kings of Israel.  They can track their claim to the land back to G-d who promised it to the Jewish people and, therefore, have nothing to prove.  You remember G-d?  That’s the spirit force from which the Christians hark back through a Jewish man they call their lord and whom they believed was the son of the Hebrew G-d.  So, too the Muslims hark back to Ishmael, out of Abraham – but, it was Isaac, Abraham’s son through Sarah, who inherited what was to be the final Covenant between the Jewish Hebrew tribes and G-d.

Ishmael became a pagan and rejected the religion of Abraham.  There was no religion of a One G-d called “Islam” until Mohammed had his ‘vision’ and created it in the 7th century. The pagan desert tribes were mostly warriors and thieves when there was an available victim.  Any other tribe was ready prey. There was no nobility to their brethren in this desert scum.  But, they did have a panoply of gods with each tribe possessing its own set of idols.  Especially important to them was the moon god of the desert tribes called ‘Zin’ who eventually became Allah for Islam. Mohammed conquered the Arabian Peninsula and drove out the Jewish tribes, thus claiming to own the land by conquest.

In the years that followed, the terror that was Mohammed’s and Islam spread across the land by the sword like a plague.  As with all other conquerors, Jerusalem was overrun but, somehow the conquerors could only grasp the bricks and mortar of the City.  They could never conquer and take hold of the Jewish G-d, HaShem – or as pagan conquerors are wont to do, they merely added the conquered G-d to their mix of pagan gods.


Many have come to conquer Jerusalem.  Romans, Arabs, Crusaders and more but no one could take hold of the spirit of Jerusalem.  Eventually all left and their mighty empires crumbled.

Only the Jews remain connected to the Land, even when we were forcibly exiled. Then, miraculously, the Jews have returned to our ancestral homeland, the well-spring of our souls.  But, as always, our detractors claim that the Land is theirs.  Above all, they claim the Temple built by King Solomon, son of King David, at the instructions of G-d.

Like all conquerors who bring their pagan gods to prove that they are real and dominant, they built their temples over the ruins of their victims.  Sixty years after the death of Mohammed in 632 C.E., Caliph El Malik in Damascus built what today is called the Golden Dome on the Temple Mount of Solomon.

Twenty years later, El Malik’s son built what is now called Al Aksa Mosque, named after the dream/folk-tale that Mohammed had one night wherein he allegedly flew to Al Aksa (meaning the ‘farthest place’) – thought to be Allah’s Courtyards.  Later in the 12th Century, Salah-a-Din, the Muslim Kurdish warrior, anxious to justify his attack on the Christian Crusaders in Jerusalem, proclaimed that Mohammed had flown Barak, a giant winged white horse with the breasts and face of a woman and the tail of a peacock to the al Aksa Mosque built on top of the Jews Holy Temple.  (There was an al Aksa (the farthest) Mosque in Medina which is probably the source of this fanciful story.)  Not surprisingly, the pagan world was filled with flying ‘holy’ deities, including animals and most of them had wings.

Not only would Salah-a-Din defeat the Christians but, would now claim Al Aksa in Jerusalem as not merely a mosque but Islam’s third holiest site.  Capturing and building one’s temple to their gods over the Jewish Temple of the conquered was always the way of pagan tribes.  The primitives believed they could absorb the strength of their enemies, thereby demonstrating their superiority.

Today, the Jewish State of Israel is not an occupying force that has no right to the Land – as claimed by Yassir Arafat and other Arab revisionists.  Israel’s claim goes back thousands of years, before Christianity, before Islam, all the way to the Covenant of G-d promised to the Jewish people.

All those nations who were or will be, who have challenged the Judgement of G-d – have already become extinct or will sooner or later disappear.  Everyone who has tried to conquer Jerusalem has met their end and only exist in the dusty books of history.  I wonder what will happen to the Arabs of today?  How will the Europeans excuse themselves when they are so anxious to destroy the Jewish nation of Israel?  What curse will the Bush family, the operatives in the U.S. State Department and their oil allies bring upon the American people for their perfidy?  The final judgement may take time, clocked in G-d’s Own reckoning of days but, it is coming.

So, who would contest with G-d for the Land which only He owns and occasionally loans to men?  The Jewish Tribes were gifted the Land of Israel as a Holy Place for G-d’s Temple in Jerusalem where we Jews would face our G-d and listen to His instructions, His Words in His Torah.  Who would dare to now tell the Jews to leave because the Land must be gifted to pagans?

Is this the mission that President George W. Bush has taken upon himself in the name of the American people?  Or Not?  Do the Christian people wish to confront or deny the Word of the G-d from whom they believe came their salvation?  Will the American people allow their President, in their name, to attempt to cancel the Covenant that G-d made with Abraham for the Jewish people to inherit the Land of Israel?

Surely, if there is a Devil and a Hell, then they must recognized as the Islamic forces of Islam rolling across the Planet Earth like an evil plague of unremitting Terror.  Perhaps it is time that Christians who believe in G-d gather their forces to take the field next to the Jews of the Covenant.

There is a choice to be made.  Stand with the pagan armies of Islam or stand with the Jewish people of G-d.   There is no middle ground and the battle is now.  Your absence in the final war between good and evil will no doubt be noted by G-d.  Think well!

About the Author



Manny Winston, my late husband, flew from Chicago to Israel to volunteer during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. He arrived with US secretary of state Henry Kissinger’s first ceasefire on October 21; I followed on October 30th.

Manny was picking grapefruit at Kibbutz Dalia when his friend, the artists, Sol Baskin called with a permit to enter the war zone. They drove to meet Gen. Ariel “Arik” Sharon at the Suez Canal. “Shalom” Baskin was part of the Mahal volunteers from America to the IDF, and a commissioned officer in Mahal. He was Arik’s commanding officer during the 1948 War of Independence, and they remained friends.

Manny brought his two Leica cameras and photographed an outstanding photo exposé on October 29 and 30. He saw and smelled the “killing fields” He met with Sharon, the young soldiers who had survived the destroyed tanks and he saw how the blown tank turret, flipped upside down destroyed the lives of those brave souls inside.

Manny did see these effects and, because he was a true Renaissance man, a graphic thinker who was a painter, sculptor and political analyst, he envisioned a solution to the weak point of the tank. He described a technique to conquer that weakness to Sharon, who sent him to Maj.-Gen. Israel Tal, the developer of the famed Merkava tank.

Manny’s “leap of imagination” created what became “Blazer” or “Reactive” Armor. He designed rectangles of hollow metal boxes with an explosive charge inside. These ‘so-called’ “skirts” were placed around the neck of the tank turret so that when hit, the explosive charge therein would push the incoming ballistic missile out, thereby saving the tank and its crew. This was compatible with the primary goal of Gen. Tal’s Merkava tanks: Defense of the Tank Crew.

That, along with speed, maneuverability, effective shooting and protection against damaging desert sand, were what made the Merkava “The Tank a Jewish Mother Would Love,” as Manny called it.

He also designed a better bridge for crossing the Canal – easier to carry and assemble, and less susceptible to the huge holes the tanks had already created on the day’s existing bridge.

Manny continued to submit creative concepts for defense and offense to Israel’s military industries – for which he received his Israeli citizenship and security clearance. Many of his concepts and ideas were adopted throughout the years. He never asked for credit or remuneration but even today, I see his concepts being used, either in action or in military articles. Someday I hope to publish the “WINSTON DEFENSE DESIGNS,” either online or in a book – a very big book, with his original drawings.

The Yom Kippur War was a seminal turning point in Israel’s history. We did win. It was a miracle, given the forces mounted against us, in number and backed up the Soviet Union.

We have 40 mounted color photographs by Emanuel A. Winston, ready to show at a traveling or permanent exhibition, which will enhance our appreciation of what our men and generals went through and achieved.

The Yom Kippur War was also a seminal turning point in the lives of the Winston family. It was our second trip to Israel. We had tried to make Aliyah in 1962 but didn’t succeed. I made Aliyah on November 7, 1979. Manny died on June 12, 2012, and is now buried on the Mount of Olives.

I sold the home he built in Highland Park, Illinois, in August 2012, and brought his manuscripts and published papers, to the home I built in Israel in 1992. Two of our sons and their families also live in the Jewish state.

My heartfelt message for you, the reader, is to invite all my friends, family and Internet friends to come to Israel. This is where a Jew can be truly Jewish.

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