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Archeological Dig Uncovers Proof of Biblical Accounts

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14 Aug 2019
Archeological Dig Uncovers Proof of Biblical Accounts
A team of archeologists from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, announced this week that they have uncovered ancient relics supporting the Biblical account of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 587/586 BC. "The team believes that the newly-found deposit can be dated to the specific event of the conquest because of the unique mix of artifacts and materials found -- pottery and lamps, side-by-side with evidence of the Babylonian siege represented by burnt wood and ashes, and a number of Scythian-type bronze and iron arrowheads which are typical of that period," the UNC archaeological team wrote in a statement.

"Alternative explanations for the artifacts can be eliminated," the researchers claim in their release. "Nobody abandons golden jewelry and nobody has arrowheads in their domestic refuse. Frankly, jewelry is a rare find at conflict sites, because this is exactly the sort of thing that attackers will loot and later melt down.” A further exposition gave details of some of the “Scythian arrowheads” that had been found at the site, that "They were fairly commonplace in this period and are known to be used by the Babylonian warriors. Together, this evidence points to the historical conquest of the city by Babylon because the only major destruction we have in Jerusalem for this period is the conquest of 587/586 BC."

UN Committee Calls out PA for Anti-Semitism
United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination held a session in Geneva on Tuesday which included a statement calling the Palestinian Authority to task. “Several NGO reports pointed out antisemitic and anti-Israel prejudice and incitement to hatred, especially in the [Palestinian] media and speeches of state officials. Can the state party [the PA] provide any explanation in this regard?” asked committee member Chinsung Chung of South Korea, who serves as the special rapporteur for the PA review by the committee. “Our convention obliges state parties to adopt immediate and effective measures, particularly in education,  to combat racial discrimination and prejudice between different racial and ethnic groups, over jurisprudence,” Committee member Silva Albuquerque added.

Questions were also asked about various human rights issues and the lives of minorities such as the Druze and Circassian populations living in PA administered areas.

PA Foreign Ministry representative Ammar Hijazi responded with a statement that such questions were “regrettable” adding that “We do not discriminate against any of our citizens based on ethnicity and religion or sex. We are a state that is trying to find its path and still formulating its laws.” He added an accusation that the committee members who had asked the questions were reacting to false charges by NGOS which were “founded and funded to deny Palestinians their rights, their narrative and to spread untruths about them.”

Meanwhile, UN Watch’s legal adviser Dina Rovner told the committee that the PA media “perpetuates antisemitic stereotypes such as that Jews are greedy, that they are part of a conspiracy to control the world, that they are baby killers, and that they poison Palestinians and steal their organs. The Palestinian media also glorifies and encourages martyrdom in the fight to liberate Palestine from the River to the Sea – meaning to eliminate Israel – and broadcasts songs and videos advocating to kill Jews and Israelis.”

In related news, PA President Mahmoud Abbas met with Essawi Frej and Noa Rothman, candidates for the next Knesset from the Democratic Union faction, at his office in Ramallah, on Tuesday. Frej told The Jerusalem Post after the meeting that Abbas “is eagerly waiting for the Israeli election. He complained that Netanyahu has barely spoken to him over the past decade and that he hopes the next government begins a new peace process.” He added that the candidates had met with Abbas “to return hope. We in the Democratic Union believe the Palestinian issue needs to be a top priority.”

Netanyahu posted a link to the article about the meetings in the Jerusalem Post with a caption saying: “If anyone needed another reason to vote for Likud...”

Israel’s Response to Hamas Protested
A demonstration against Israel’s policy regarding the Hamas terror militia which rules the Gaza Strip took place outside the main public entrance to the Knesset on Wednesday, highlighted by a 10-meter tall inflated chicken with the words "putting an end to fear, demanding an Israeli victory" emblazoned on its chest. The balloon was placed at the protest by an NGO called the Israel Victory Project (IVP) and follows threats by Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, who told a crowd in the Gazan city of Khan Younis on Tuesday evening that Hamas would “shower” Israeli cities with missiles in any future confrontation.

“We will break the defeated occupation army if it crosses into the Gaza Strip. We know what we say and mean what we say,” Sinwar said in a speech celebrating the Eid al-Adha religious holiday. “If Israel launches a campaign in Gaza, we will shower their cities with hundreds of missiles in one go. If a war occurs, we will strike on the occupation army and break its power once and forever. We are not joking.”

Here is another video which shows how Israel is blessing the world


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