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    07/22/2004 1:12:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 2,182+ views
    Journal of Near Eastern Studies ^ | Rocco A. Errico and Michael J. Bazzi
    Aramaic was the language of Semitic peoples throughout the ancient Near East. It was the language of the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Hebrews and Syrians. Aram and Israel had a common ancestry and the Hebrew patriarchs who were of Aramaic origin maintained ties of marriage with the tribes of Aram. The Hebrew patriarchs preserved their Aramaic names and spoke in Aramaic.The term Aramaic is derived from Aram, the fifth son of Shem, the firstborn of Noah. See Gen. 10:22. The descendants of Aram dwelt in the fertile valley, Padan-aram also known as Beth Nahreen.The Aramaic language in Padan-aram remained pure, and in...

    11/25/2003 8:54:56 AM PST · by Hermann the Cherusker · 12 replies · 398+ views
    Web ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    ANCIENT PHONICIAN-HEBREW VOWELSThe following ancient witnesses show that the Jewish writing didn't used the actual system of points for indicating the vowels, but specific characters: the character sounded as ah, the character sounded as eh, the letter had two sounds Y/J and ee, as in yearly/January; the character sounded as oh, the character sound as Uh and as V   THE (click to enlarge image) STELE OF KILAMU THE SILOE INSCRIPTION Certainly, the use of points in the Stele of Kilamu and in the Siloe inscription is to separate the words. The Vowels were there all the time In all these writings, from...
  • Jeremiah Wright Endorses Anti- Semitic 'March to Jerusalem'

    03/13/2012 7:34:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 3/13/12 | Ben Shapiro
    President Barack Obama’s longtime pastor at Trinity United Church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, has announced his support for the anti-Semitic “March to Jerusalem” at the end of March. The White House has refused comment. The “March to Jerusalem” is a massive campaign designed to send anti-Israel partisans across Israel’s borders and into Jerusalem. The National Conference on Jewish Affairs reports Iran's government is involved in the organization of the event and plans to send thousands of participants in caravans, whose schedules have been published by the Quds News agency.
  • Hating Jews

    07/08/2010 7:04:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-08-10 | Nancy Morgan
    Last month, students at a Southern California high school were caught playing a late-night on-campus game of tag called "Beat the Jew." On the popular social networking site Facebook, a user named Alex Cookson launched an open invitation to an event called “Kill a Jew Day.” It was the fourth time that a call to murder Jews had been put on Facebook within recent days. In D.C., White House press doyen Helen Thomas was captured on tape nonchalantly opining that all Jews should go back to Germany. Implicit in her statement was her assumption that everyone felt the same way, so what's the...
  • Afro-Asiatic languages -- U of MT -- Mansfield Library Language Finger

    07/06/2010 9:22:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library ^ | December 7, 2003 | Library Webmaster
    The Afro-Asiatic language family was formerly called Semitic-Hamitic, or, occasionally, Hamito-Semitic. It consists of languages spoken in north Africa and in the Near East, both in the past and presently. Afro-Asiatic is comprised of the Hamitic and Semitic branches. Hamitic consists of four sub-branches, all found in north Africa: Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic; it includes such languages as Coptic, Tamazight, Tuareg, and Hausa. The Semitic branch is divided into East and West sub-branches, and is found in both the Near East and in north Africa. East Semitic includes Akkadian and Chaldean. West Semitic is further divided into Northern and...
  • MIT: No easy answers in evolution of human language

    02/17/2008 7:01:56 AM PST · by decimon · 127 replies · 459+ views
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology ^ | David Chandler, MIT News Office
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The evolution of human speech was far more complex than is implied by some recent attempts to link it to a specific gene, says Robert Berwick, professor of computational linguistics at MIT. Berwick will describe his ideas about language in a session at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Sunday, Feb. 17. The session is called “Mind of a Toolmaker,” and explores the use of evolutionary research in understanding human abilities. Some researchers in recent years have speculated that mutations in a gene called Foxp2 might have played a fundamental...
  • Target Ford ( anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic Foundation )

    05/18/2006 1:11:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 1,191+ views
    The Nation ^ | May 18, 2006 | Scott Sherman
    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a New York-based wire service that serves Jewish newspapers worldwide, launched a scorching four-part series on the Ford Foundation. Written by investigative reporter Edwin Black, the series, "Funding Hate," alleged that Ford had provided financial support to several Palestinian nongovernmental organizations accused of anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic behavior at the United Nations World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, in late summer 2001. A Ford spokesman denied the thrust of Black's allegations: "We have seen no indication that our grantees in Durban or elsewhere engaged in anti-Semitic speech or activities." One month later, after a political...
  • The Liturgical Pogrom (the danger of Catholics forgetting their Semitic roots)

    02/19/2006 3:57:27 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 503+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | August 2000 | W. Patrick Cunningham
    A quiz for Catholics: What language are we speaking when we say "Amen" and "Alleluia"? (A) English. (B) Greek. (C) Latin. (D) Hebrew. The answer is (D). As St. Paul taught long ago, the gentile followers of Christ have been grafted onto the Hebraic root (see Rom. 11). Christ is the vine and we are the branches, and the vine has roots in the rich soil of the Judaic covenant and Israelite history. In one of the most inspired phrases of the 20th century, Pope Pius XI, in the course of condemning anti-Semitism, said that Christians are "spiritual Semites."...
  • It’s "Their Land" RE: Palestinian Claims to Israel

    11/14/2005 1:39:45 AM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 818+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | November 14, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Note: This article may seem pedantic, but it is aimed at those who are not “insiders” on the history of the Middle East.I keep hearing the phrase, “It’s their land,” regarding Palestinian claims to Israel. Terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad publicly assert that their aims are to reclaim every inch of Israel as part of a proposed Palestinian homeland. Unfortunately, these ownership claims are echoed by “activist” groups like the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestine Solidarity Movement, both with throngs of naïve followers on U.S. and European college campuses. The followers are too eager to take these...
  • FREEP: Oppose Google's Plan to Give News Agency Status to the International Solidarity Movement/ISM

    08/09/2005 6:32:53 PM PDT · by forty_years · 16 replies · 821+ views ^ | August 9, 2005 | netWMD, LLC
    Contents IntroductionWhat is the PSM/ISM?ISM Rewriting History ACT NOW! - OPPOSE GOOGLE'S PLAN Automatically send emails opposing Google's planSign a petition Introduction According to Lee Kaplan, writing for The Internet giant Google will give news agency status to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), according to an anonymous source at Google. If true, the ISM—an affiliate of the anarchist/communist wing of the PLO—would be on par with professional news services such as CNN, Fox, and Associated Press. … The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement (PSM) are related and interconnected organizations that have one goal: the...
  • Dean Condemns Anti-Semitic DNC Literature (Som Redeeming value after all?)

    06/18/2005 6:13:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 64 replies · 1,476+ views ^ | June 17, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON -- A handful of people at Democratic National Headquarters distributed material critical of Israel during a public forum questioning the Bush administration's Iraq policy, drawing an angry response and charges of anti-Semitism from party chairman Howard Dean on Friday. "We disavow the anti-Semitic literature, and the Democratic National Committee stands in absolute disagreement with and condemns the allegations," Dean said in a statement posted on the DNC Web site. Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, organized the forum on Thursday at the Capitol to publicize and discuss the so-called Downing Street memo....
  • Supporter of Hugo Chavez, anti-Jewish and 'homophobic'? Must be Ken Livingstone!

    02/10/2005 8:29:48 AM PST · by alekboyd · 6 replies · 467+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 10.02.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    Ken Livingstone is the typical socially resented, double-faced, backward thinking, anti-establishment, anti-semitic, homophobic, extreme-left-radical Labour figure that one would encounter in a European political setting. His siding with Hugo Chavez demonstrates just that. Curiously he has the support of another such creature and prominent representative of Hugo Chavez in the House of Commons, MP John McDonnell.
  • France Goes Vichy On Its Jews

    06/03/2004 1:00:03 PM PDT · by stevejackson · 28 replies · 1,179+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 6/3/2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    France Goes Vichy On Its Jews By Andrew L. Jaffee, June 3, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms France, birthplace of Marcel Proust and Jean Jacques Rousseau, producer of great wines and cheeses, and now home to some of the worst anti-Semitism in the free world. Synagogues have been burned down. Jewish schools have been torched. Hundreds of attacks against Jews have occurred, perpetrated mainly by French citizens of North African origin (Arab Muslims). As of yet, the French government and most citizens have done little to stop this wave of anti-Semitism, most likely as a result of political correctness, realpolitik, anti-Israel sentiments,...
  • Muslim Students Association Telling Lies

    12/25/2003 2:04:30 PM PST · by forty_years · 17 replies · 7,633+ views ^ | December 25, 2003 | Diana Appelbaum
    Muslim Students Association Telling Lies By Diana Appelbaum, December 25, 2003 Home   Search   Forum   Terms At some point in the last two or three years, someone who hates Israel fabricated a bloodthirsty quotation and attributed it to Ariel Sharon. The false quote has circulated widely on anti-Israel and anti-Semitic WEB sites and list serves, and at least three student columnists have published it as fact in reputable college newspapers, the Georgetown University Hoya, the University of Florida Alligator, and the University of Illinois Daily Ilini. [,,]. This is, or ought to be, a source of shame to the three newspapers...
  • "Stunning Reversal:" Ford Foundation Agrees to Stop Funding Anti-Israeli and Anti-Semitic Groups

    11/22/2003 7:48:26 PM PST · by forty_years · 18 replies · 739+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 21, 2003 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    "Stunning Reversal:" Ford Foundation Agrees to StopFunding Anti-Israeli and Anti-Semitic Groups By Andrew L. Jaffee, November 21, 2003 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Because of pressure by a coalition of U.S. Jewsish groups and members of Congress, the Ford Foundation has agreed to stop funding anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic groups. The Foundation's activities contradicted its self-stated principles to "reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement". The organization at first denied charges it funded anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic groups. But Ford changed its tune after the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) published a series of articles exposing the Foundation's activities,...
  • The Arab of the Desert

    05/28/2002 9:43:57 AM PDT · by cornelis · 11 replies · 988+ views
    book | 1917, 1935 | T.E. Lawrence
    THE ARAB OF THE DESERT . . . In the very outset, at the first meeting with them, was found a universal clearness or hardness of belief, almost mathematical in its limitation, and repellent in its unsympathetic form. Semites had no half-tones in their register of vision. They were a people of primary colours, or rather of black and white, who saw the world always in contour. They were a dogmatic people, despising doubt, our modern crown of thorns. They did not understand our metaphysical difficulties, our introspective questionings. They knew only truth and untruth, belief und unbelief, without our...