A Brief History of Jerusalem

David Rovics
Language: English

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It's been in the news a lot lately, since Trump announced his plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. So here's a little history for those who don't know.

From the frozen north with shields and swords
On foot and horse the Christian hordes
Convinced that they were God's own picks
To go and kill the heretics
They headed east and south and as they went
So many souls were heaven-sent
Al-Quds was where they'd make their stand
These white boots marching to the Holy Land

And when they reached Damascus Gate
The Unbelievers met their fates
They lost their heads, they lost their lives
Fathers, mothers, children, wives
Begged for mercy – none received
A city slaughtered and bereaved
By those who'd follow the pope's command
To be white boots marching on the Holy Land

The Crusaders ruled with great repression
Freedom of religious expression
Would become the norm only when
Muslim rulers returned again
For centuries that was the scene
Until the year 1917
When the British Mandate of the Balfour brand
Had white boots marching on the Holy Land

A new crusade with new invaders
From the exact same places as the old crusaders
Who rule by theft and annexation
A divided up, apartheid nation
How long the Zionist crusade will last
When the Disaster will be finally past
Til then let's be clear, let's understand
There are white boots marching on the Holy Land

Contributed by adriana - 2018/1/28 - 10:38

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