A couple of posts ago, I discussed an article by Karl Vick in which he details Palestinian hopes for recognition under UNESCO of various cultural sites.
"Genesis 23 lays out the details of his grave in Deed Office detail, including the price (30 shekels) paid for the cave and the adjoining field from Ephron the Hittite. There’s not much about the site that’s in doubt, including what Palestinian officials aim to do with the property if they get control of it — stop Jews from praying there."
As Israel Matzav pointed out, the correct price stated in Genesis was 400 shekels, not 30. Since Mr. Vick couldn't be bothered to spend one minute googling the correct information, one wonders what other untruths slipped through his reporting.
Curious to see if his error had been detected, I clicked on the article. Not, it hasn't been updated to reflect the correct amount.
While I was reading the article, I came across something I had missed before. There was a link to PHOTOS: The potential World Heritage sites of Palestine.
I clicked on the link and was led to a series of photos and captions about possible UNESCO sites.
First in the list was the Tomb of the Patriarchs with a caption that included "in recent years it has been a flashpoint of tensions between Israeli settlers and Palestinians."
Next photo was the Church of the Nativity with the caption, "During the intifada in 2002, Israeli forces laid siege to it after Palestinian militants took sanctuary there.
Wow! A bunch of peaceful militants seeking sanctuary while those brutal Israelis laid siege. Of course, there was no mention of this.
Rachel's Tomb came next.
"On the fringes of Bethlehem, Rachel's tomb is the supposed burial site of the Biblical Rachel, a figure of prominence in the mythology of Jewish return to the Holy Land. Like those of other Biblical figures, the tomb is of spiritual significance to all three Abrahamic faiths."
Interesting how the word mythology is only used for Judaic teachings.
Then, there's the photo of the St. Hilarion Monastery.
"But the ongoing stifling of Gaza by Israel's blockade and the intermittent bombings of the Strip by Israeli helicopter gunships imperil the ruins."
I suppose Time doesn't feel that Palestinian rocket fire imperils the ruins.
It must be the fault of those mythological Jews.