Yosef Hacohen felt ill on Temple Mount, sipped water but said a blessing before drinking it, making Muslims angry. Police arrested him.
Wow - I wonder what religious freedoms a Palestinian state would have?
Abbas said a Palestinian state would be Judenrein - Jew Free.
If this story is true, it’s BS but, considering how ‘angry’ Muslims are coddled, it doesn’t surprise me.
Another question: What’s with spelling “God” as “G-d” in the title? Since when did ‘God’ become a dirty word? And if you’re doing it in order not to ‘offend’ anyone, doesn’t that make you as silly as the people in the article you posted in order to showcase intolerance? Just say the name, man!!
UPDATE: I was recently informed that it customary in Judaism to spell ‘God’ as “G-d” to show respect…not as a way to spell it in order to not offend someone. So I was mistaken as to the intent behind the spelling on this.
I’m going to leave this up so anyone who was unaware of this practice, like I was, can be educated on this issue.
- It is not a theocracy.
- It is a secular democracy.
- It does not have a state religion.
- It will not declare a state religion in the future.
- It is one of the only nations in the Middle East that hasn’t declared a state religion.
(Source: , via forzionssake)
…If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky way. properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it.
The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?"
— Mark Twain (Harpers Magazine, 1899)