After UNESCO vote, Netanyahu reads from Bible to prove Jewish ties to Hebron
July 9, 2017 10:16am
Benjamin Netanyahu, center, leading the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem, June 25, 2017. (Marc Israel Sellem/Pool/Flash90)
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put a kippah on his head and read from the Bible during the weekly Cabinet meeting to illustrate the Jewish people’s and Israel’s connection to Hebron.
Sunday’s display came after the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Friday acting on a request from the Palestinians, declared Hebron’s Old City to be a heritage site in danger.
“I would like to read from Genesis 23:16-19,” Netanyahu said in opening up the meeting. “And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the hearing of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant. … And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre — the same is Hebron — in the land of Canaan. And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth,” Netanyahu said.
“The connection between the Jewish people and Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs is one of purchase and of history which may be without parallel in the history of peoples. Of course this did not prevent the UNESCO World Heritage Committee last Friday from passing yet another delusional resolution which determined that the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the same Cave of Machpelah, is a Palestinian heritage site.”
In fact, the resolution applied more broadly to Hebron’s Old City and did not describe it as “Palestinian,” though it did note that the resolution was submitted by Palestine. An outside report that the committee cited in the resolution noted the Old City’s importance to Jews, Muslims and Christians.
Netanyahu reiterated an announcement first made Friday that Israel would cut an additional $1 million from Israel’s United Nations membership dues and transfer the funds to the establishment of The Museum of the Heritage of the Jewish People in Kiryat Arba and Hebron. The money also will be used for additional heritage initiatives related to Hebron, he said.
Israel announced in May that it would withhold $1 million in its funding for the United Nations following the passage by UNESCO of a resolution that condemned the country’s sovereignty in Jerusalem.
Israel’s annual contribution to the United Nations amounts to over $40 million, a spokesman for the mission told JTA in an email in January after Israel said it would withhold $6 million following a Security Council resolution the previous month condemning settlements.
The U.N.’s budget for 2016-17 totals $5.4 billion, with the U.S. being the largest contributor followed by Japan and China.
The chapter in Genesis:
And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
~ We all have to love when Jews recite from the Bible so we can hit them over the head with it. Jesus called these people fathers of liars (not Abraham either) and Jews aren’t the race of Abraham or Abraham would be a Jew too (he wasn’t). Can you believe how many people don’t understand this?
Ask a Jew what happened to their long lost ehhhh brothers, the House of Israel which Jesus Christ came to redeem (all 12 tribes and not Jews and especially not Khazars).
The huge problem here is none of our sold out leading Christians will even challenge the Jews on this (the true scriptures). Nobody wants to hurt the nutbag Jews feelings while they pillage the world. Its just that simple. If we want something done we have TO DO SOMETHING and understanding the Bible is where to start. What then do we have, but fathers of liars and fathers of truth? We have a war folks and it needs to be fought, anyone telling you to back down needs to be discarded. Call out the lies and then make sure they never come back so help us
G_d, God, YHWH!
I once called into the Bob Dornin show (maybe 20 years ago) because Dornin was using this same scripture to claim Jews are entitled to what is now falsely called Israel. I informed Dornin that Abraham was not a Jew and he hung up on me whining that Abraham sure as heck was a Jew. No Bob, you were wrong then and you’re wrong now too no doubt because you are a Jew made man and you cant quit it! So sad, but that’s the nutbag Jew world we live in. Even if it is right under their noses they cant see. That is as biblical as Genesis 23, you seek delusion and you get it.
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.