Sunday, June 1, 2014

Netherlands: Dutch city calls Jerusalem, Nazareth ‘cities in Palestine’

A Dutch municipality is facing criticism for describing Jerusalem, Nazareth and Tiberias as “cities in Palestine.” 
Likkud Netherlands, a local association, published on its website Friday an article which carried a screen capture photo from Google Street View of the street sign of Tiberias Path in the city of Eindhoven with the description, in which Likkud Nederland accused the municipality of “wiping Israel off the map.”

The problem is not so much Eindhoven, but the fact that the Palestinians have taken over the Roman historic name for the Land of Israel.  In the picture above (via Google Earth), we can easily see Zion Street - mountain in Palestine  (today Israel), but also Nebo Street - mountain in Palestine (today Jordan).  Obviously Eindhoven is not wiping Jordan off the map.

Nazareth is in Palestine (ie, the Land of Israel), just like Hebron, Shechem and other cities and sites in this neighborhood.

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