Wiesel as con artist. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 18.04.10 | 18:11 (IDT)

    Wiesel romantcises even whilst he distorts.An achievement of sorts in itself. He romantcises by ascribing supernatural attachment to Jerusalem for Jews alone regardless most Jews know little of the biblical history in any detail and even less of the rabbinical attachment to Jerusalem. At the same time he dismisses others equally superstitious mythologies on Jerusalem and invents a few new mythologies of his own [Arabs can build anywhere in Jerusalem]. This fits Wiesel's typical approach very well. Aggrandise the myth which he identifies with[Jerusalem as a gift from god to the Jews] attaching mystical significance which defies investigation or analysis[same with his view on Holocaust] yet applying disreputable stats[no mention in quran] to diminish any claim to the city by others. He is the very antithesis of a scholar, more of an artiste. Perhaps even a 'con artiste'.

    from the article: For Jerusalem, a response to Elie Wiesel
    First published 02:30 18.04.10 | Last updated 09:07 18.04.10
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