اجعلنا صفحة البداية RSS خدمة Add to favorite Facebook Twitter

Advanced

Waqf: Israel implementing 'biggest Judaization project' in Jerusalem
Published Monday 24/03/2014 (updated) 24/03/2014 21:38
Font- Font+
(MaanImages)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli institutes have begun implementing "the biggest Judaization" project in Jerusalem, the Waqf organization that overseas the Al-Aqsa Mosque said in a statement Monday.

The project, called the "National Antiquities Complex," will be constructed on a 20 dunams (5 acres) of land in West Jerusalem near Hebrew University's Givat Ram campus, the statement said.

The complex will contain an "antiquities library," a "national scientific antiquities archive," a department for "the home of the Israeli antiquities authority," and other offices for archiving and storing antiquities.

It will hold around 2 million artifacts, including the "alleged" Dead Sea scrolls, the press release said.

The "antiquities library" will hold 150,000 books, including 500 rare books and scrolls, and over 1,000 journals. The archives will include documents from the British Mandate in Palestine such as maps and publications related to British excavations in the 1900s.

Project coordinators raised approximately $100 million for the National Antiquities Complex, collecting funds from 26 Zionist, mostly American, organizations, the Waqf statement said.

Additionally, some of the funding for the project came from the Israeli government.

Construction on the complex is expected to be completed in 2016.

The Waqf organization condemned the project, saying it aimed "to show the Talmudic account on the land of Palestine."
Print
1 ) Outlier / USA
24/03/2014 23:36
Why should this project be any of Waqf's business? Waqf is responsible for administering Al-Aqsa, though recent reports suggest it does not handle that responsibility well.

2 ) Islam Fears / The Truth
24/03/2014 23:38
A "national scientific antiquities archive" is NOT a "Judaization project", big, small, or at all, but as the name suggests, science, facts, and truths, which the Waqf & Islam fear so greatly !! - the British Mandate & its excavations are fact. - The Dead Sea scrolls are obviously real too, and not "alleged." - They were found and sold by the letter, from the Bedouin clan that uncovered the caves in Qumran, and prove a Jewish presence 1,000 years before Rome invaded, and 1,700 before Islam !!

3 ) ian / australia
27/03/2014 00:19
I agree with Outlier. Israel can do what it likes...in ISRAEL, WEST of the Green Line and the Waqf has NO say in it. It can "Judaize" whatever it wants in WEST Jerusalem (which is a bizarre accusation given one would think it scarcely possible to "Judaize" Givat Ram more). It can reinstate sacrifice of the first-born to Moloch in Valley of the Son of Hinnom if it wants...however, EAST of the Green Line, in occupied Palestine, it's another story. A vast National Antiquities Complex might be

4 ) ian / australia
27/03/2014 00:21
(contd.) sickeningly self-serving but it would be LEGAL...unlike the Biblical theme park extension to the bogus Ir David site proposed for occupied Silwan which is essentially a war crime.

5 ) ian / australia
27/03/2014 00:24
I also agree with "Islam fears" (#2). The Dead Sea Scrolls are obviously not "alleged" (the Waqf is not making much sense today) but they're also stolen property. Found by Bedouins in Mandate Palestine (not Israel), they were given to Jordanian officials who passed them on to British archeologists who displayed them in the Rockefeller Musem in East Jerusalem...where they were siezed as spoils of war in '67. On display in the Shrine of the Book (which I actually think is the best place

6 ) ian / australia
27/03/2014 00:25
(contd.) for them) they're as hot as any artefact looted in WW2 (though I can't see how they "prove a Jewish presence 1,000 years before Rome invaded" or that it's significant that they pre-date Islam as they obviously do).
Name Country
Comment
Characters
Note: Comments will be reviewed for appropriate content. Click here for more details.

Share/Bookmark

Minister: Unity government budget 'below zero'
Israel seizes PA tax revenues, official says
Hamdallah discusses Gaza reconstruction with UN rep

Close Next Previous
All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014