Tagged: Jerusalem syndrome

Jerusalem Syndrome: the madness that grips foreigners on the streets of the holy city

Almost a year ago we ran a post about Jerusalem titled, What is Jerusalem Worth? and in light of what’s occurring in Jerusalem, today’s post will focus on the commentary and video given there.
Years ago I watched a movie called “Kingdom of Heaven.” It was about the battle over Jerusalem in the 12th Century between the Crusader Knights and the Muslims, led by their general Saladin. The movie was based on a true event, but it was highly dramatized for Hollywood. The movie is very inaccurate in many ways, and I don’t really recommend watching it.
What is of real interest, is that at the end of the movie, the Crusading defender, Balian, was surrendering Jerusalem, and he asked Saladin what Jerusalem was worth. Saladin’s answer was. “Nothing; everything.”May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.

Daily Digest: Rise of the Hard Left Red Dragon

“It views the confrontation in Syria as critical to the reshaping of the Middle East and to its own role in the region as the party that leads and will continue to lead—even if Assad ultimately falls—the resistance to the Western presence and to Israel’s continued existence. Iran is well aware that its backing for Assad will further widen the rift, which in any case is unbridgeable, between it and the Sunni Gulf States with Saudi Arabia at the forefront, and also between it and Turkey now that the brief golden age between these two countries, in the aftermath of the Marmara flotilla to Gaza, has ended.”