CJ Its obvious ethnic cleansing&Synagogue demolition didn't work - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • PETER SM
    • 16.03.10 | 11:16 (IST)

    You have to find an excuse for the outcome. What was the excuse for trashing the Synagogue in the first place? What was the excuse for desecrating the Mount Olives cemetry "?Under Jordanian rule, Jewish access and the continued burial of Jews on the mount was prohibited, despite Jordan's explicit commitment in the Israeli-Jordanian Armistice Agreement of 1949. During the period of Jordanian rule, the cemetery was destroyed and desecrated, and 38,000 of its tombstones and graves were smashed to smithereens. "http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=443&PID=0&IID=3052 *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_of_Olives Jordanian rule Jewish burials were halted in 1948, and massive vandalism took place from 1948-1967. During the nineteen years of Jordanian rule, 40,000 of the 50,000 graves were desecrated.[6] King Hussein permitted the construction of the Intercontinental Hotel at the summit of the Mount of Olives together with a road that cut through the cemetery which destroyed hundreds of Jewish graves, some from the First Temple Period. [7] [8][9] After the Six-Day War, restoration work began, and the cemetery was re-opened for burials.

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    First published 01:57 16.03.10 | Last updated 09:50 31.03.10
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