Friday, June 06, 2014

UN: There Are Jewish Holy Places in Judea and Samaria

I was thinking of the slander that Jews have no rights in Judea and Samaria and as things would have it, I came across this:

8 April 1949
Working Paper prepared by the Secretariat


And in it:


The following are some of the more important Jewish religious sites in the Jerusalem area, at which special ceremonies are held periodically:


88. Rachel's Tomb*
...The tomb is a place of Jewish pilgrimage. The Jews claim possession of Rachel's Tomb by virtue firstly of the fact that in 1615 Mohammad, Pasha of Jerusalem, rebuilt the Tomb on their behalf and by a Firman granted them the exclusive use of it; and secondly, that the building, which had fallen into decay, was entirely rebuilt by Sir M. Montefiore in 1845. The keys were obtained by the Jews from the last Moslem guardian at this time...Three months after the British occupation of Palestine the whole place was cleaned and whitewashed by the Jews without protest from the Moslems. In 1921 the Chief Rabbinate applied to the Municipality of Bethlehem for permission to repair the shrine. This gave rise to a Moslem protest...In 1925 the Sephardic Community requested permission to repair the Tomb. The building was then made structurally sound and exterior repairs were effected by the Government, but permission was refused by the Jews (who had the keys) for the Government to repair the interior of the shrine. As the interior repairs were unimportant, the Government dropped the matter, in order to avoid controversy.


89. Absalom's Tomb in the Kidron Valley (Josaphat Valley)

...92. The Brook Siloam.

93. Cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

94. Tomb of David, Mount Zion.

95. Tomb of Simon the Just.

96. Tomb of Zachariah and various other tombs in the Kidron Valley.

97. The Wailing Wall.*
The Wailing or Western Wall is one of the oldest antiquities in Jerusalem and one of the very few relics of the Third Temple built by Herod the Great... 

...The following are some of the more important Jewish shrines outside the Jerusalem area, at most of which religious ceremonies are held periodically:

AWARTA (Samaria)

105. The reputed burial place of Aaron, the High Priest, and his sons.


106. Abraham's Tree.

107. The Cave of Machpelah.

108. The Tombs of Yishay.

You noticed the place names of locations in Judea and Samaria?


1 comment:

Ruth Jaffe Lieberman said...

... and according to the U.S. Congress, only Israel should be in charge of all religion's holy places in this area - as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all.

Ever try as a non-Moslem to simply walk onto the Temple Mount lately?