Mr Eldar 's translator should be more informative - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • alexander the historian
    • 19.07.10 | 10:14 (IDT)

    Hebron with the Tomb of Patriarchs forms the spiritual basis of our settling in Eretz israel . Since the article is translated into English for the sake of readers not necessarily familiar with Jewish sentiments , may I suggest that some historical background ( of our perspective I must admit) should be briefly added. The neutral reader definitely understands that Jewish lunatics disturb the everyday lives of pastoral Arabs Unless Mr Eldar believes that Hebron is a foreign land occupied and subjugated by a nation of invaders ("listim " as Rashi coined them) . It will be instructive to remind the readers that the Tomb is a Helenstic building erected by Jews and further upgraded by Herod The Great.

    from the article: I am not declaring loyalty
    First published 01:15 19.07.10 | Last updated 01:15 19.07.10
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