| Rashida and Ilhan’s Excellent Adventure
| Thursday, July 25, 2019
Jihad Watch : What places would one wish to show them? Here are ten suggestions:
1. The Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum, a visible reminder that
Jews were already living in the Land of Israel in 150 B.C., when the
first scrolls were written. What better evidence of the Jewish presence,
800 years before any Muslim Arabs arrived?
2. Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Jews — survivors of
the Jewish Revolt against the Romans — held out against far larger Roman
forces that besieged them, until the last fighters, with their
families, decided to commit suicide rather than surrender to the Romans
in 73 A.D. Again, a reminder of the early Jewish presence, and Jewish
tenacity, early on.
The tour guide might also explain to Rashida and Ilhan, and their
media entourage, that it was the Roman king Hadrian who, in the Second
Century A.D., determined to wipe out the Jewish identity of
Israel-Judah-Judea, imposed the name “Palastina” or “Palestine.” At the
same time, he changed the name of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina.
Another important history lesson, one which explains the use of the
toponym “Palestine” to deny the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel.
3. The Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, built about 20
B.C., is part of the retaining wall of the Temple Mount. Their visit
should include the briefest of commentaries, in which they — and the
reporters accompanying them — are reminded that Jews had always been
allowed to pray at the Western Wall, except from 1949 to 1967, when the
Jordanians held the Old City.
Read it all here...............
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 10:59 AM