Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Saturday that the Palestinian people will celebrate the Holy Fire vigil in Jerusalem next year.

Speaking at the end of Easter celebrations in Bethlehem, Fayyad announced, “Next year, Inshallah (God willing), we shall celebrate in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in east Jerusalem, the capital of the Palestinian state.”

“Our people, joined by all humanity, will celebrate the creation of the Palestinian independent state on all 1967 borders, a state whose capital shall be Jerusalem,” the Prime Minister added.

The creation of an independent Palestinian state along the 1967 borders has been endorsed by US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“The United States will be vigorously engaged in the pursuit of a two-state solution every step of the way,” she said. “The inevitability of working toward a two state-solution is inescapable.”

During his address last year at The University of Cairo, Mr. Obama said that the United States would not turn its back on the “legitimate” Palestinian aspiration for a state. He told the Islamic crowd that the creation of an independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital, represents the “only resolution” to the conflict with Israel.

In his Easter Virgil speech, Mr. Fayyad further said: “The Palestinian state is being built these days brick by brick, step by step and we continue to broaden services for our people to fortify its standing, especially in the areas which have been damaged by the fence and the settlements.”

Earlier on Saturday thousands of Christian pilgrims gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for the Holy Fire ceremony.

According to Christian tradition, Jesus was crucified and buried at the site and the fire burns above his grave on the Saturday before Easter.

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  1. Therese says:

    How long do you think we will allow this. Get real you pack of idiots. Go back to your goats and carpets and tents in the desert where you belong. Judaism and Christianity were here in Israel before you bunch of ratbags were ever heard of. Go and migrate to Saudi Arabia. After all they are your brothers. Ask them if they want you rabble? I know the answer. As for Mr. Obama, he may yet turn out to be a thorn in your sides. lets hope and pray so. These shrines do not belong to you. They are ours and you will never get your hands on them. Make you capital those tunnels between Egypt and your rat holes.

  2. Debbie says:

    Wishful thinking on his part, since the US has a terrorist-sympathizing president now.

    With Bibi in charge it will never happen.

    I am ashamed of our president.

    (And who picks out MEchelle’s clothes? She wears some of the ugliest stuff I’ve ever seen.)

  3. Jaysonrex says:

    Next year, or the year after, or the centuries that will follow – Jerusalem will continue to be the capital of Israel, always and forever. The Arabs (minted by themselves as “Palestinians”, thus trying hard to imitate the Romans and their emperor Hadrian) can always have Mecca as their capital. After all, they will all be relocated to Saudi Arabia (where they originally must have come from) and their capital should be near where they will be living, in modern tents – as fit the Arabs, together with their camels, horses and, of course, their women-slaves.

  4. Sheila C. says:

    The Islamists have one goal: to take over the West, to either turn us into Muslims or kill us. They hate the Jews and they hate the Western infidels. They have vowed to destroy Israel and the United States. They are mean, heartless, cold-blooded murderers. They would strap a bomb to their own children to blow up an infidel. They intend to do exactly what they say they will do. Because of our tolerance, our multiculturalism, our fear of being politically incorrect, we have allowed our enemy to infiltrate our government offices, our universities,and our communities. We taxpayers are paying for their schools. They are building mosques on our soil so they can bash America and spread their hatred, while they enjoy our constitutional freedoms. Muslim organizations are raising money on U.S. soil for terrorist organizations in the Middle East. We have terrorist compounds right here in America in the shadow of our nation’s capital!
    During W.W. II, did we allow the Japanese to traipse around America spouting about how they were going to destroy us? Did we allow them to train in America, teach in our universities? Did we allow them to serve in our military and work in the FBI and CIA? NO!! We rounded them up and put them in camps because we did not trust them. I’m sick of people saying we are not at war with Islam, just the radicals. We ARE at war with Islam. Even the moderates will be on the same side of the fence with the radicals when the “S” hits the fan. And it will hit the fan if Americans don’t remove their blinders and educate themselves about this very dangerous threat.

  5. M says:

    The Arab-Isreali conflict portrays a misconception about Islam.

    Unfortunately, the true enemies of Islam are those who have conned the Saudi Sheikhs into giving them full religious authority in Saudi Arabia. It is these corrupt Wahabi-Muslims who have changed the Islamic/Quranic teachings suiting their needs. They have given a wrong concept of Jihad. They are killing Muslims everyday. They stop other Muslims from paying respect at the prophet Mohammed’s grave. They have demolished all sacred sites and buildings dating up to 1400 years. These power thirsty wahabis will do anything for money and power.

    Islam encompasses all religions. Jesus Christ, Moses, Abraham are as revered and respected and prayed to by Muslims as they are by Jews and Christians. Jerusalem therefore is important to Muslims too. The holy graves of Abraham(Ibrahim), Sarrah, David(Dawood), Mary(Maryam), and the place of crucifixion, and not just the al-Aqsa mosque, are all important and holy places for Muslims.

    What is happening in the Middle East is truly political on the side of Arabs, for Jews it is religious. Arabs are dragging Islam in this conflict and spreading a false sense of Islamic nationalism.

    Saudi Arabia has enough land to donate to Palestinians who are nothing but Arabs. After so many years of persecution it is only fair for the Israelis to have their own independent state.

    Whatever happens I pray and hope that whoever wins, they let people of faith visit the holy sites and let them pray in peace.

    I also hope Ahmedinijad turns against the wahabis and brings down their rule in Saudia. This would automatically stop the spread of terrorism.

  6. Therese says:

    Darling M, are you nuts? I have lived many places in this world as a teacher, holiday maker, and have lived for 2 years in an Islamic country. I have never, ever seen a Moslem pray in a cathedral or church. You claim the Moslems encompass all religions. Moses gave us a set of rules we call the Commandments. They say, First I am the Lord thy God, and you should not adore any other. So who is Allah? Thou shall not kill. Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not commit adultry. Before I go any further, DON’T ANY BELLS RING FOR YOU YET? You also say “Whoever Wins”. wins what? We did not go into their countries with stealth and lies and bomb innocent people. Have you forgotten 9/11. No wonder the “Mozzies” call us dim witts when people like you make these assumptions about Islem. Next you will be claiming that Jesus bashed his mother and the women in his life and did terrible things to little children. May I point out that The Marriage Feast at Caanan was not for the marriage of a 6 year old bride to an adult male. Before you go “off” with your verbal diarrhoea you will need to evaluate the things you read. Be a free thinker – this is what our world is about – not to stop thought, deed, action and ideas. We love our world with all its faults. We strive to do better. We will never put out the flame of knowledge nor the seeking of it. Where would we all be if we remained in the Biblical times. Yep, you got it. Just like those pseky Mozzies. “Desert Dwellers with crazy ideas!

  7. M says:

    Dear Therese,

    No Muslims don’t pray in cathedrals or temples. I was referring to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Muslims do go. Like they go to the graves of other saints, they go to the grave of Mary. That is what I meant.

    “We did not go into their countries with stealth and lies and bomb innocent people”
    Are you blind? The Israeli’s forcefully ‘stole’ the land that they claimed to be theirs. We do not live in Biblical times the Jews should understand this. The Israelis have killed and bombed many Palestinians. Thou shall not kill?!!?! First they snatch the land off innocent people and then they stop basic means of survival such as food entering Gaza.

    ‘we did not go in their countries’ – when you say ‘we’ do you mean we Jews or we Americans? You must not forget that Ben Gurion declared Israel an independant state without any consent from America or the EU states. Even America was shocked.

    You ask me to be a free thinker and evaluate things where as you yourself have failed to see things from a broader perspective. You are only arguing for one side being totally oblivious about the other. You cannot make assumptions about Islam without knowing anything about its true nature.

    There were many Muslim lives lost in 9/11 there are many being slaughtered in front of their families even today in Pakistan. Does this not ring a bell? I repeat again, the terrorist are using Islam as a tool for power and tyranny. The Quran is filled with teachings of love, peace and good mannerism. Quran also has beautiful stories of Jesus, Moses and other prophets.

    You and other anti-Islamists must understand the true nature of Islam because it is not very different from Judaism or Christianity. I don’t ask you to be sympathetic towards Palestinians they have enough countries to migrate to. I only ask you not to make wrong assumptions about Islam.


    This link shows an article about the Pope arrest plot for crimes against humanity. My point is that a similar thing is happening in Saudi Arabia. The Muslim leaders are corrupt and are committing heinous crimes. And there will be justice soon.

  8. M says:

    Another thing. You should thank God for Obama being president after Bush.

    Have you so easily forgotten Guantanamo Bay and the Abu Ghraib prison? I will not blame America for these inhumane crimes. I will repeat myself again – there are all kinds of people in every country and every religion. The wrongdoings of a few cannot account for the whole community or state.

  9. Therese says:

    “M” Sweetheart, we see many examples of Islam every day of our lives unfortunately. None of it is good. Next time say what you mean. A mosque or a jami is the usual term you people use for the place you pray. My Islam girlfriends are sent to their bedroom to pray. They may not do it in your mosque. I asked my Islamic girlfriend one day “Ozlem, why cant women pray in the main body of the mosque with the men”? Her reply was “our men could not be so close to the female private parts without raping her”. I was stopped in my tracks. Then I laughed out so much.

    And “M” It is difficult to have sympathy for the inmates of Guantanamo. Each and every day one of your mob is sexing the very life of little girls. Burning your women in acid attacks. In my own case rape, bashing, theft and my Islamic abuser, destroyed my cell phone before he left me with my eye hanging out of my head, so I could not call for help.

    Your a a wicked lot. I will show you no mercy.

  10. Therese says:

    And, “M” I forgot to mention. Who built the Great Temple? Who fought the Romans for their land. It was no Moslem man. It was true men who fought for their country at Masada. Not a pack of wimps such as you are.

    I did not see you sending any warning to the American people, this is stealth. You came into their country with false claims of why you were there, this is lies. Get out your dictionary. But I suppose a dictionary would be a “banned” book and you are only permitted to read your Satanic Koran. Where did you learn your English? I bet it was not in any moslem school.

  11. moonshadow says:

    Clearly M Is Shia….or Maybe Sufi

  12. Therese says:

    No, definately not a Sufi – their heads are spinning. this guy is just another uneducated man from another time and place.

  13. Therese says:

    Hey Debbie, just noticed your comment on Michelle’s dress sense. Obviously you have not taken a good look at the wife of Edogan President of Turkey. She is a blast from the past and makes Michelle look like a Paris Fashionesta. You gotta luv um.

  14. M says:

    Dear Therese,

    I am sorry to hear what you have gone through. No wonder you are so prejudiced against Islam and Muslims.

    Crimes like rape, murder and theft are committed by Hindus, Muslims, Christians and others all over the world. Did you read the article about the Pope?

    My question to you is that are you as prejudiced against the Germans as you are to the Muslims? If not, why not? It was the Romans who drove the Jews away. It wasn’t the Arabs. It was the Nazis in Germany who were responsible for the holocaust… not the Arabs. In short, the Muslims had nothing to do with the Jews.

    Who built the temple?!? Who cares who built the temple. Who cares who built the Al-Aqsa mosque. Do you think it is fair, in today’s world, for 70,000 innocent people to be thrown out of their own houses? Was it the fault of Palestinian Arabs that Jews were driven away centuries ago? The Jews forcefully snatched the land from the Palestinians.

    Are Jews allowed to snatch away whatever their faith says is theirs? Is that not a form of theft? Does it allow the Jews to make thousands of innocent people homeless without food and shelter?

    No it doesn’t.

    Similarly the Quran and the Islamic teachings strictly prohibit adultery, rape, theft and other crimes.

    What is happening today is that religions are being used as political tools to attain power.

    Dear Therese, I do write what I truly mean. You mentioned that you are a teacher. You must be more informed than I am about child psychology. Children with a traumatic childhood usually grow up to be abusive adults. Your sadist abuser must be one of them. I’m sorry I don’t mean to discuss your personal life, I just want to prove the point that all religions teach lessons of peace, goodwill and humanity. If there were no religions people would still be fighting over wealth and material things.

  15. M says:

    Its funny how we human beings tend to make assumptions so quickly.

    I bet the first thing that comes to your mind when you see ‘M’ is Muslim. ‘M’ is only my initial. By the way my name is not Mohammed or Moses.

    So far I’v been called a ‘shia’, ‘maybe a sufi’, and an ‘uneducated “man” from another time and space’.

    I may as well be a professor of theology interested in world politics. Or just a college student studying history. Or maybe even an Arab Christian living in Lebanon who wants Arabs to have Jerusalem back.

  16. Ken says:

    Good luck with that!!! The Bible is so true: Let God be true and every man a liar!!!!! Jerusalem belongs to Messiah Jesus dreamers!!

  17. Naked says:

    Great information I have Tweeted this, I will keep a eye on your other posts. Ohh what do you all think about the about the israel attack?

  18. ANDALOUS says:

    Me extraña mucho la cantidad de ignorante que partecipa aqui,si esta gente tuviera un poco de conocimiento y cultura, una pizca de conocimiento sobre Historia mundial, seguro que pensaria de otra forma.
    Este lavado de cerebro que nos tiene sometidos muchos medios de informacion al servicio del movimiento sionista.
    lo unico que os pido es informarse y de varias fuentes, leed de un lado y otro y luego poneros a opinar.
    cultivarse primero.

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