lundi 26 août 2013

Maybe Jonathan Pollard has a Point

First of all, I am not a Zionist. I am a Christian, I consider the Christian Palestinians as the true inheritors of the Holy Land and the promises of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: by their flesh, by the Covenant which Kaiaphas broke and which Jesus from Nazareth renewed, and by His promise that the meek shall inherit the land.

That said, I am not one initiative taker to the recent plans of partition of the territory either. My own plan for peace for Judea, Samaria and Galilea makes three states in the same territory. Or rather, it is not my own plan, I have it from certain chapters in Lord of the Rings by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. It is basically the hobbits and men of Bree each minding their own business and still living in same small state. Here are the points of my plan (along with another essay also from FB):

HGL's F.B. writings : I have written on Jews and their relations with others
(published on blog Monday 3 Mai - Inventio Crucis - 2010)
relevant passage:
peace plan for judea, samaria and galilea
(published on FB, Saturday 24 November 2007)

But I am not and was not in a position to impose this plan. I only proposed. I only remind of the fact I proposed.

That said, Jonathan Pollard has a point in his article, when enumerating the world records no other state would want to have, namely this one:

Israel is the only country in the world ever to voluntarily dig up and transport the graves of its dead so that the land could be turned over to its enemies.

Assuming the territory is to be parted, which was not my idea, which is not my responsability, there was a guy who said he wanted it that way to prevent Jews from becoming a minority and Palestinians a majority in the same state, but assuming this is done, would it not even so have been appropriate to have negotiated an agreement so graves could remain? Would it not have been appropriate to have left a minyan of Jews in each place with graves?

Digging up graves may be done for certain purposes, like when Saints have been transported from one grave to a grave of greater honour. But in this context it seems merely heinous.

If Muslim Palestinians cannot be trusted to keep the graves of their former enemies, illegal settlers, respected, why should not Christian Palestinians be preferred to such localities? It is not they at any rate who ask for not even having graves as memories of the settlers. It is not they who disrespect graves or at least memorials of former enemies. That is not in the Christian religion.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
Bibliothèque Universitaire
Nanterre / Paris X
Holy Martyrs Irenaeus and Abundius*

*Romae sanctorum Martyrum Irenaei et Abundii, qui, in persecutione Valeriani, eo quod corpus beatae Concordiae, in cloacam projectum, levaverant, in eamdem cloacam demersi fuerunt; quorum corpora, a Justino Presbytero inde extracta, in crypta, juxta beatum Laurentium, sepulta sunt. [26 Augusti / Septimo Kalendas Septembris.]

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