The recent UNESCO resolution, the U.N. Resolution 2334 and the international denial of Jewish ties to Jerusalem should lead to a better understanding that, no matter what, the gathering of Jewish exiles failed to establish Jerusalem as a recognized capital. All this, despite Zionism having accomplished a democratic country with a majority of Jews living there!
Why? Because the understanding of how Jerusalem could be rebuilt as a recognized capital 2400 years ago, was valid at that time only, as the prophet Isaiah (Yeshayahu 44:26) predicted, the returning Babylonian exiles shall be settled, and then, the cities shall be built…
This time, it was predicted the other way around:
Isaiah (Yeshayahu 52:2) foretold, first: “Shake yourselves from the dust — meaning, clean yourselves up; arise and sit down — serve and study: O Jerusalem.” Who? Those distinguished with a deeper understanding of the nature of laws (הלכה) since the meaning of “Zion” ציון, and “MeZuyan” מצוין (distinguished) are interwoven (Brachot 8a).
Although we are disappointed with this course of events, the Zohar confirmed a reverse order, where, the Redemption of Jerusalem comes first, “the Holy One, blessed be He, will establish the city of Jerusalem — as a recognized capital, and then, only then, the dispersed of Israel will be gathered together.” (Zohar I, 133b, Chayei Sarah). Not the other way around.
The glory of the future capital will be greater, it will not be a simple city built by the hands of men (Zohar I, 28a).