Monday, 18 June 2007

Jacob and Esau

“I feel we are part of the Bible. It’s a very spiritual experience.”

Daniella Weiss, the mayor of Kedumim, sees her West Bank settlement as central to the Jewish people’s return to the Holy Land. On the wall behind her hangs a familiar looking landscape, but I find myself disorientated as I gaze at the unrecognisable and rather bizarre marble structure in the foreground. After a few seconds I realise that this is the imagined Jerusalem of the future – complete with a rebuilt Temple where the Al-Aqsa Mosque now stands. It is an emphatic illustration of Daniella’s vision, which is apparently one step closer to being realised, now that the Jewish people have returned to Judea and Samaria...
(read on at commentisfree)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The solution to the problems of the Middle East are two (1) Israel merges into a larger Palestinian nation in which Arabs and Jews are truly equal with equal votes in choosing a government; or (2) the disbanding of Israel. Israel can vanish just as the Christian Crusader States of the Middle Ages disappeared over time. Zionists settled using violence to do so in Palestine over a period of time and the Zionists can leave the area without violence over time too. They would be wise to begin without delay.