Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Top Israeli archaeologists contest Jewish ties to Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (PIC) 8 Aug -- Top Israeli archaeologist Israel Finkelstein has denied the existence of Jewish roots in the city of Jerusalem, contrary to Israel’s claims that have prompted continued Judaization of the city. Finkelstein, a professor at Tel Aviv University, said Jewish archaeologists have failed to unearth historic sites to support some of the stories in the Torah. Among those stories are the Jewish Exodus, the forty-year wandering in the Sinai desert, and Joshua’s victory over the Canaanites. He also said there was no archaeological evidence that concludes that the alleged Temple of Solomon ever existed.
For his part, Professor of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University Raphael Greenberg said that the Israelis should have found something after digging for six weeks in the City of David in East Jerusalem’s Silwan district, but have found nothing in two years of continuous excavations.
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  1. The current Israeli leadership, and conservative and/or radical Israelis as well as other like-minded Jews not living in Israel have a lot in common with some of our wackos (tea-partiers, armaggedonists,etc.) here in the US.  And of those common threads, one prominent one is not letting the facts get in the way of their undertakings, whether they be political, "legal," or social.

  2. My world is crumbling. Don't tell me that Elias wasn't carried up to Heaven by whirlwind. Don't tell me that Moses didn't part the Red Sea.
    I'm going to have to lie down for a while.

  3. Elias was carried to heaven. Moses was a prophet. I am huge fans of both of them. Please be respectful to prophets.