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PA Removes Jewish Tour Guide from Congressmanís Tour
Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 08/29/2011 11:44:42 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Jordan closed Bethlehem to Christians from 1949 until 1967 when Israel opened the gates. Now the Palestinian Authority, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, prohibited a Jewish guide from attending a Congressman’s tour.

Florida Republican and Tea Party member Allen West wrote his constituents after touring Israel earlier this month, “When we went to Bethlehem to visit the birthplace of Jesus- a Jew- our group was not allowed to have our regular Jewish guides or bus drivers because Israeli citizens are not allowed in Bethlehem or the ancient city of Jericho where the Bible teaches us that Joshua blew down the wall with trumpets.”

Jordan closed off Jewish and Christian sites to Jews and Christians after it took over Judea and Samaria, part of it mandated to a supposed new country of Trans-Jordan by the United Nations in the United Nations Partition Plan.

After the War for Independence formally ended in 1949, Jordan occupied all of the Old City and other large areas of Jerusalem, as well as all of Judea and Samaria.

The Western Wall (Kotel) and Hevron were barred to Jews and Christians were barred from churches and other holy sites in Judea and Samaria and areas of Jerusalem occupied by Jordan.

Israel opened up all of the sites to all religions after the Six-Day War in 1967. Israeli governments, during the past decade, have gradually surrendered control of the Bethlehem area to the Palestinian Authority. Abbas has declared that a future Palestinian Authority state would be open to all religions, but West’s experience shows the opposite.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Florida; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: allenwest; bethlehem; florida; jooos; judah; judea; pa; samaria; teaparty; verboten
You mean, they lied? GASP!!!!! *ZZZZ-zzzz-ZZZ-ZZZZZT!!! (I'm shocked).
1 posted on 08/29/2011 11:44:46 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

What is this I keep hearing about antisemitism in Pennsylvania?


2 posted on 08/30/2011 12:00:17 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom

Amish, you know.


3 posted on 08/30/2011 12:04:19 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: F15Eagle

peace = shalom. piece = khatikha. In Hebrew they are not homonymous, and in neither Hebrew nor English are they synonymous. But they read the same off a teleprompter in English.


6 posted on 08/30/2011 1:06:41 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
the Bible teaches us that Joshua blew down the wall with trumpets

That story isn't in my Bible.

7 posted on 08/30/2011 2:38:03 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Eleutheria5
So, Mr. West, what was your response the that blatantly anti-semitic act? Did you stand up and say that if anyone in your group cannot enter Bethlehem... then no one in your tour group will enter? Or did you submit to the will of the savages in the PA?

What did you *DO*?

8 posted on 08/30/2011 2:41:07 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gusopol3

And which one would that be?


9 posted on 08/30/2011 2:42:32 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla

Any one you choose. The priests blew trumpets, but the wind from the trumpets didn’t knock the wall down, as this says.


10 posted on 08/30/2011 2:45:55 AM PDT by gusopol3
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Thanks Eleutheria5.
Jordan closed Bethlehem to Christians from 1949 until 1967 when Israel opened the gates. Now the [Arab Moslem Terror Network], headed by Mahmoud Abbas, prohibited a Jewish guide from attending a Congressman’s tour. Florida Republican and Tea Party member Allen West wrote his constituents after touring Israel earlier this month...

11 posted on 08/30/2011 3:18:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: gogogodzilla
This was not done to Alan West it's the way they have been doing it since the Israeli's turned over the area to the PA. The tour bus pulls up to the wall you get out of the bus walk a 100 yards to another tour bus with an arab guide. The idea was to give the Palestinians an opportunity to make a buck on the tourist.
The fact that West made a point out of it was the best he could do.
My advice to anyone is skip going to Bethlehem it's not safe and once they get you over there you're as good as a hostage.
12 posted on 08/30/2011 3:19:59 AM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way..")
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To: Recon Dad

So, if the Jewish tour guide wanted to tag along as a paying customer, there is no reason for the PA to deny him.


13 posted on 08/30/2011 4:30:54 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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14 posted on 08/30/2011 5:03:49 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: SJackson

I like this quote from Col West from the end of the article:

For those who tout, “Free Palestine,” I agree, return it back to the inhabitants [Jews] who had the land taken from them back in the early 1st Century AD by the Romans.”


15 posted on 08/30/2011 6:22:57 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: gogogodzilla

I don’t think they are allowed in at all.


16 posted on 08/30/2011 10:54:59 AM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way..")
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To: gusopol3

Book of Joshua, Chapter 6.


17 posted on 08/30/2011 2:41:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: gusopol3

“the Bible teaches us that Joshua blew down the wall with trumpets”
“That story isn’t in my Bible.”

And what bible would that be?

The Battle of Jericho is described in the Book of Joshua,(Joshua 6:1-27).

As kids, we learned the old song “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” in Sunday School.


18 posted on 08/30/2011 3:39:35 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Thanks, I passed over that. Might try to squeeze it into a tagline. Does that work?


19 posted on 08/30/2011 4:52:53 PM PDT by SJackson (Free Palestine, return it to the inhabitants who had the land taken by the Romans, Alan West)
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To: SJackson

How about, Free Palestine - Return it to the Jews it was stolen from by Rome.

It’s not grammatically correct, but WTH :-)


20 posted on 08/30/2011 7:45:53 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: llandres

or ...the Jews from whom it was taken by the Romans.


21 posted on 08/30/2011 7:48:29 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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