Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Al-Khalil or Hebron

Here is a deeply moving blog about life under occupation in the Palestinian city of Al-Khalil (in Hebrew Hebron): http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/2010/04/11/the-darkest-side-of-occupation-hebron-2/#more-12104

Al-Khalil, 'The Friend', is the name given to Abraham in the Koran, and this is his city where he is supposedly buried. It should be a place of meeting and friendship between Jews and Arabs, who both claim to be descended from him. Muslims seem more ready than Zionists to forgive and forget the current struggle.

It has become common to call Christianity one of the 'Abrahamic religions', but considering the long history of Christian hatred of both Jews and Muslims this seems false. 'Scriptural monotheisms' has the same number of syllables and would be more accurate.

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