1. Jerusalem has been the beating heart of the Jewish world for three millennia. King David established the city as the capital of ancient Israel, and his son Solomon built the First Jewish Temple in the city. There are nearly 700 mentions of Jerusalem in the Hebrew Bible, and Jews pray three times a day facing the city.
  2. Jerusalem has thrived as a united, prosperous, and free city under Israeli control. In Jerusalem today, all faiths are guaranteed unimpeded access to their Holy Sites - and all residents are guaranteed fundamental political rights. When the city was under Jordanian control, holy sites were destroyed - and Christians, Muslims, and Jews alike were prevented from accessing their places of worship.
  3. Christian Zionists hold the Jewish people's connection to Jerusalem sacred. This understanding for Bible-believing Christians is rooted in the numerous references to Jerusalem in the Old and New Testaments.