Me Me Me, RE: Jews in their "caves in Palestine" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jake
    • 30.11.07 | 00:19 (IST)

    I like how you describe the Jews as though they were cavemen until the Romans opened their cave and shined the light on them. Funny how that does not tally with how they themselves described their country, "Palestine", in Deuteronomy 8 (c. 1400 bc): "a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with springs that gush forth in the valleys and hills. 8 It is a land of wheat and barley, of grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, olives, and honey. 9 It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking. It is a land where iron is as common as stone, and copper is abundant in the hills." It is a shame that the West in recent years has caricaturized the Biblical figures, as a cross between monastic hermits living in caves and Arab bedouins in the desert. Even the Renaissance painters knew better.

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