Monday, December 24, 2018

A Consulate Visit to Jericho

This picture was uploaded to the official Instagram account of the Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem:

And you can read my comment there.

As you know from my previous blogging on the Consulate, they don't use Hebrew much, if at all.  Check all their social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook.

So, here's what the Arabic there says:

US Consul General Karen Sasahara visited Hisham Palace and took a photograph beside the famous star in the palace, which has become the symbol of the city of Jericho.

More here.

As for being a "symbol" of Jericho, I hope she visits the archaeological Tel there where the walls were.  The walls that Joshua is reported to have caused to fall down. Where he "fit". An even older symbol. And there are some urban planning problems there.

I would guess, too, that perhaps she met with Saeb Erekat who lives in Jericho.  No Jews live there, though. Prohibited.  There are, however, nearby Jewish communities like Vered Yericho, Kibbutz Na'aranHogla, and up above with a beaiutiful view, Mitzpeh Yericho. There is the Shalom Al Yisrael Synagogue and the Hasmonean Palaces.

I am sure this was just a first outing into the field (the previous CG even trekked about) and I trust eventually, even Tel Shiloh will be visited.

But you notice the other comment there?

khaledazzunHope they will recognize the state of Palestine. 🇵🇸 But the US is so prejudice and ignorant to care about Palestine and Palestinians.

Oh, well. 


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