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    • anonymous
    • 29.02.12 | 15:51 (IST)

    The Amalek, according to the bible, were another semitic tribe (Hittites?); Esther married the Persian King (Xerxes?). Persians were strong and benevolent rulers, but suffered corruption under Darius, when their empire started to crumble. The Bible said? then came the Greeks (end of the Persians) and it sounded like the Jews were sorry???

    from the article: This Purim, I'm lifting a glass to Iran
    First published 11:28 29.02.12 | Last updated 11:28 29.02.12
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