Situated just outside the Old City in Jerusalem, the Ophel City Wall site sits between the City of David and the southern wall of the Temple Mount. Now open to the public, the Ophel Wall features ancient artifacts dated to the 10th century b.c., a period during which the ancient kingdom of Israel experienced extraordinary expansion under King David and his son and heir, Solomon. Among the Ophel discoveries is an impressive edifice—a 70-meter-long and 6-meter-high wall—constructed during King Solomon’s reign.
The wall has been dated to the 10th century b.c., and all evidence indicates that it was built by King Solomon and is the one mentioned in 1 Kings 3:1. This scripture speaks of Solomon building his own palace, “and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.” It’s pretty incredible, when you think about it—being able to reach out and touch a wall that King Solomon himself strolled by daily three millenniums ago!
Tragically, most people ignore or reject this inspiring reality. June’s official inauguration of the Ophel City Wall, for example, came with a regrettable, shameful side story: the virtual blackout in the Western media. Outside of a few Israeli outlets, the inauguration of one of the most remarkable archeological discoveries in recent history was met with shocking silence!
The reason, in large part, is that the discovery of a significant Jewish presence in Jerusalem as early as the 10th century b.c. undermines the popular leftist narrative that the biblical account of a Davidic monarchy is exaggerated or a fallacy. The Ophel discoveries, as Jonathan Tobin accurately pointed out in Commentary, are a “standing rebuke to those who refer to parts of Israel’s capital as ‘traditional Palestinian’ or ‘Arab East Jerusalem’” (June 21).
With this in mind it was telling that, at least from the articles I read and the footage I viewed, there was no indication that Israeli officials at the inauguration brandished the Ophel finds as a political instrument. This was an ideal opportunity for the Jews to politicize the archeology, to unsheathe these stunning artifacts and wield them as a weapon to dismember the left’s false narrative. They didn’t. Instead, Dr. Mazar, Mayor Barkat and the other Israeli officials who attended looked beyond the politics and concentrated on the lesson that is truly the most important: They celebrated the fact that these ancient edifices and artifacts prove the veracity of the Bible!
While screaming “Sieg Heil” and “Hitler, Hitler” in 2009, a violent mob of Swedish Muslims launched bottles and stones at a pro-Israel demonstration attended by a small number of Jews in the central square of Malmö.
Media reports have documented widespread harassment of Jews and Jewish children have routinely been called “dirty
Jews should consider leaving the Netherlands and going to America or Israel because of anti Semitism, particularly among Dutch Moroccans, former VVD leader Frits Bolkestein told free newspaper De Pers.
Bolkestein said he sees no future in the Netherlands for Jews who stand out, such as orthodox Jews. Arabic tv senders are largely to blame for the anti-Jewish sentiment, the former EU commissioner said.
Just because radical ismalists have "vowed to make this a Sharia zone" doesn't mean that its happened.
Very misleading headline for this thread.
In two Latin American countries, similar laws were struck down over the past two decades: according to human rights lawyer Julie Mertus "in Brazil, until 1991 wife killings were considered to be non-criminal 'honor killings'; in just one year, nearly eight hundred husbands killed their wives. Similarly, in Colombia, until 1980, a husband legally could kill his wife for committing adultery
It is very much a cultural thing and is equally as common within Hindu, Sikh and other 'Eastern' religious communities.
Originally posted by Zamini
What you fail to understand is that he did not do those things because he was/is Muslim. He did it because he is insane.
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
Er... This is just a group of idiots putting up stickers.
Your thread title is misleading, to say the least.
A group of knuckle-draggers who put ''blacks out'' or ''no gays here'' stickers on lamp-posts would not lead to a headline stating: ''UK gets first anti-gay controlled zone'' or ''UK gets first anti-black controlled zone''.
Stop buying into this fear-ridden, anti-Muslim propaganda.
edit on 10-7-2011 by Sherlock Holmes because: (no reason given)