Non-Jewish Heritage - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • PCR
    • 25.02.10 | 17:58 (IST)

    In ignoring 1800 years of history and the infrastructure built during that time, Israel is trying to perpetuate the myth that nothing happened in the meantime. That no one occupied the land during that period and that the Zionists came upon a deserted land at the end of the 19th. century and made it their own. Needless to say this was not the case and this plan will not make it so. However, the built heritage of the Christians and Muslims survives. Is the current plan to allow this heritage to decay through neglect? If so it will put Israel on the same level as the Taliban. The educational aspect of the plan will leave young people ignorant of the land they live in. Such sectarian plans have all the subtlety of a brick thrown through a window.

    from the article: Critics slam heritage plan for omitting non-Jewish sites
    First published 02:20 25.02.10 | Last updated 13:49 25.02.10
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