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Archive for 29 October 2010
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday slammed world culture organization UNESCO’s decision to characterize the site of Rachel’s Tomb as a Muslim mosque.
“The attempt to separate the nation of Israel from its cultural heritage is absurd,” said the prime minister.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Ya see their motto? “Building peace in the minds of people” Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Got it. Well, I have to tell ya, if the United Nations is involved in any way, shape or form, I do NOT feel peaceful in my mind!
Now, as for Rachel’s Tomb. The UN is calling it a mosque? Seriously? There was no such thing as a mosque when Rachel walked the earth. Rachel is considered a HEBREW Biblical matriarch, and the place considered her tomb is the 3rd holiest place in Judaism. What, pray tell, does Rachel have to do with mosques? NOTHING. So, why would UNESCO decide to term it as such?
UNESCO’s requests comes after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in March, according to Saudi paper Al Wattan, claimed that the al-Aksa Mosque, the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb “were not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites.”
That’s pretty bleepin’ interesting, considering there was no such thing as Islam when these were DEFINITELY Jewish sites! The Temple was destroyed by the Romans, although there is still a very prominent wall remaining. No Islam. Cave of the Patriarchs? No Islam. Rachel? No Islam.
People can try to change history to suit themselves, but that doesn’t mean that facts can be altered. Why shouldn’t the Israelis have these places on their national heritage list? They ARE a large part of Israel’s heritage!
Stage and screen actor James MacArthur, who played “Danno” in the original version of television’s “Hawaii Five-O,” died Thursday at age 72. MacArthur’s agent, Richard Lewis, said the actor died in Florida of “natural causes,” but no direct cause was specified.
In a career that spanned more than four decades, MacArthur was most recognized for his role as detective Danny “Danno” Williams on “Hawaii Five-O,” which aired from 1968 to 1980. Episodes often ended with detective Steve McGarrett, the lead character, uttering what became a pop culture catch phrase: “Book ‘em, Danno.”
I’m starting to feel REALLY old now. As a young sprout, I had a crush on him after seeing him in Swiss Family Robinson.
Rest in peace. Prayers with friends and family.
The gruesome case of a man who was stabbed and beheaded in a suburban Phoenix apartment has police investigating whether the killing is potentially the most extreme example of Mexican drug cartel violence spilling over the border.
Martin Alejandro Cota-Monroy’s body was found Oct. 10 in a Chandler apartment — his severed head a couple feet away. One man suspected in the killing has been arrested, and a manhunt is under way for three others.
But there’s no problem, right? I mean just because people are being murdered on THIS side of the border, doesn’t mean there is an issue. Isn’t that what Nepalitano has told us? And she must be right, right? She was the governor of Arizona, and now the head of Homeland Security, so she should know, better than anyone, right? I mean, it’s not like this whole administration is totally oblivious, is it?