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    • honey bunch
    • 08.04.10 | 02:29 (IDT)

    there are a few. one of them is yerushalayim, which became jerusalem in english. wherever english has gone it has taken the culturally accurate name for the place. the concept of a hebrew jerusalem is part of such cultures. there is another culture, much latter than hebrew, which arrived after the disintegration of the roman empire which calls it another name. it is time, mr. obama and others, that you realise the words that you use, indicate the city's origins, and indeed owners. for the english english amongst us i wonder if "till we have built al-quds in england's green and pleasant land", has the same cultural resonance. well if it does.... it's an oily one. :)

    from the article: Netanyahu: Israel will not be pushed to peace
    First published 14:48 07.04.10 | Last updated 21:38 07.04.10
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