Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 5

  If there is anything which abounds in Israel, it is archaeological evidence of the historic ties between Israelites and the land. 

  These archaeological finds are turning out to be useful in today's world as well, in that they provide the Israelis with additional proof with which to confront the lies that are being swallowed up whole by those who are either too lazy to do their own research, or who just don't like "the Jews."   

  Responding to CNN's Christiane Amanpour use of the term "occupied lands" in a November 2013 interview, Israeli Cabinet Minister Naftali Bennett pulled out one of these ancient relics to show Amanpour and her audience: a 2,000 year old coin from Israel. 

  On the coin were the words, "the freedom of Zion." "Zion" is a Biblical reference to King David's City of Jerusalem.

"The freedom of Zion" coin, c. 67-68AD

  When Amanpour defended her use of the label "occupied lands" as an international term, Bennett replied by saying:

  "I know, and I don't accept it because this coin which says in Hebrew, "Freedom of Zion," was used by Jews 2,000 years ago in the state of Israel, in what you call occupied. One cannot occupy his own home."

  Can any of the "Palestinians" present any archaeological or historical evidence to support their claims of ancient ties to the Land? 

  No, they cannot. 

  Because no such ties exist.

  See also:

  Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 6


  Ancient Jewish Coins (Jewish Virtual Library)


  Naftali Bennett interview on CNN, November 2013


  Simcha Jacobovici: Those TV Cameras Responsible for Civilian Deaths in Gaza


  Previous "Whose Land Is It Anyway?" blog posts:

   Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 1


  Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 2


  Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 3


  Whose Land Is It Anyway? Part 4



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