Saturday, August 13, 2005

The Rightful Owners

On Danny Carlton's blog, there's a post about how a new find in Israel should somehow help justify kicking the Palestinians out of their homes in order provide housing for European Jews:

Jonathan Tobin
‘Now the Stones Will Speak’

For those who hate Israel, one of the most dangerous things a Jew can do in Jerusalem is to start digging. Because the more you dig there, the worse it gets for those who would like to pretend that Israelis are alien colonists imposing their rule on the so-called indigenous people of the region....But last week, the debunkers of Jewish history got some bad news. And all it took was for a dedicated archaeologist to start digging.Dr. Eilat Mazar, senior fellow of the Jerusalem-based Shalem Center's Institute for the Archaeology of the Jewish People, made public the results of the dig she had been conducting since February in an area south of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, where scholars believe the city of David existed. What she produced ought to help quiet those who think Jewish history is bunk.Amid the soil and rocks of the place that is now the village of Silwan, Mazar uncovered the ruins of the building she's sure was the palace of David itself — the very same structure that was built, according to the Bible, by King Hiram of Tyre for Israel's greatest king, around 1,000 BCE.

This is great logic. Unfortunately, I found an arrowhead outside my house and have yet to find any signs of ancient European settlement. I therefore that we all move back to Europe and vacate our homes so that they can be occupied by the rightful owners.

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