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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

WaPo belittles the Jews of Hebron

Leo Rennert takes the Washington Post to task for belittling the Jews of Hebron.
The Post's correspondents then proceed to opine that  Hebron is among "Jewish settlements in the West Bank that are considered by Palestinians and much of the world to be illegal under international law."  In other worlds, Jews don't belong in Hebron.  Out with Jews -- they have no business settling and living in Hebron ("Troops deaths put strain on Mideast peace talks," page A7, Sept. 23).

Unfortunately, this description of the Jewish presence in Hebron leaves much to be desired.  There's far more to Hebron's history and religious importance.

So let's fill in the empty blanks left by the Post:

- Hebron is one of Judaism's four holy cities.  The other three are Jerusalem, Safed, and Tiberias.

- Hebron is also the oldest Jewish community in the world. 

- While the article acknowledges Abraham's purchase of the Cave of Machpelah, it fails to point out that this is the burial site of the Jewish patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah.  In contrast, Muslims can claim only a single tie to the Tomb: Abraham.  After Abraham, the generational family tree divides between the next Jewish patriarch, Isaac, and the separate forbear, Ismael, who is not Jewish and not buried in Hebron.  Jews have much greater biblical claims to Hebron than Muslims.  By a margin of 6 to 1.  Giving them equal status with Jews doesn't tally with the Book of Genesis.

- Hebron's Jewish renown also includes the crowning of King David and his seven-year reign in Hebron before moving to Jerusalem.

- Jews lived in Hebron almost continuously for a thousand years throughout the Byzantine, Arab, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods.

- Only in 1929, when an Arab pogrom murdered 67 Jews, did Hebron become Judenrein, but even then for only a relatively short period.
Isn't it astounding how the foreign mainstream media manages to ignore anything that happened before 1948? I wonder where they got that idea.

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At 9:26 AM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

Thank you, Jeff Bezos!

So glad to see your purchasing power at work.

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Where is the County Clerk title search plat/GIS map of land ownership info, by year, with links to any available, sale, title, treaty, etc. document scans.

I'm sure it would make a difference to the current crop of US Progressive Democrats, who are currently marxist collectivists, which may be why that that info never appears. But it would make a huge impression on millions and millions of US independents and constitutional conservatives, who are taking to the streets in support of the US Constitution, which enshrines private property ownership.

But people operating to quiet the sheep for the slaughter will be rewarded (again!!) by the Obama Posse's Gaia Green $lu$sh ($4+ Bil to Israeli companies in the last round). I don't really follow the Data $lu$h, but Google ($1.3 Billion acquisition funds to Israel just this year!) is a primary enforcer and campaign data provider for the Democrats. That, as our voter rolls have been rotted out by the Soros Secretary of State program over the past decade.. So to keep whining about this stuff is not the thing. There are other paths available rather than being pacified and participating in the destruction of the US electric energy supply that the poor can afford...$8 Billion!!! Coming up!!!

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