A rose by any other name... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Curious kuku
    • 29.10.10 | 16:57 (IST)

    I'm sure no-one will object if Israel carries on referring to the site as "Rachel's Tomb" in its own literature. The fact that UNESCO a world body, and not an Israeli body is referring to it, in connection to its geographical location, by the name the people of that area use, what’s the problem. Surely those that are making such a fuss don’t believe that by naming something you gain legitimate ownership of that being named. If that were the case, then I would name Norway as kuku land and in so doing I would become the owner. Mmmm, interesting concept.

    from the article: Israel slams 'absurd' UNESCO decision on Jerusalem, West Bank holy sites
    First published 15:40 29.10.10 | Last updated 18:29 29.10.10
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