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Thursday, September 16 2010

VOA Erases Hebron's Jewish History

Voa Voice Of America reporter Luis Ramirez erases centuries of Jews living in Hebron. Describing one Palestinian living adjacent to Kiryat Arba, Ramirez states:

He is on the front line of the conflict between Palestinians who have lived here for hundreds of years and Jewish settlers who have made this their home here over the past few decades.

Mitch Bard chronicles the continuous history of Hebron's Jewish community, through Biblical, Roman, Crusader, Mameluke, Ottoman and British Mandate eras. In 1929, after rioting Arabs killed 67 Jews, the Jews fled the city but later returned in small numbers; British authorities fearing another massacre evacuated them in 1936.

Jews were unable to return to Hebron until 1967.

Memo to Ramirez: The 31 years that Hebron was Jew-free is a drop in the bucket compared to the more than 2,000 years Jews continually lived in and around the city.



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