Tamir Gaza, Kurdistan (Aram Naharaim) was Abraham's native land - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jake
    • 01.03.07 | 03:02 (IST)

    Not, as is commonly thought, Iraq, which was promoted by British archeologists in the 1920's after the death of the Ottoman Empire and the fall of Arab lands into the hands of the British. The modern site of the believed birthplace of Abraham is a major Islamic pilgrimage site in Kurdistan Turkey near the border of Syria. A few miles south of that is the Biblical city of Harran (now Kurdish), where Abraham received his first call from God to "leave your country, your birthplace, and father's house, and go to a land that I will show you."

    from the article: Refugees, twice over
    First published 00:00 28.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 28.02.07
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