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Jericho (Arabic أريحا Arīḥā Hebrew יריחו Yəriḥo) , the "City of Palms", is a small city within the Palestinian Territories and Israeli-occupied West Bank, close to the northern end of Dead Sea and some 55 km (34 miles) from Jerusalem. A relatively tranquil town, Jericho's recent reputation for calm and lack of security incidents in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, have made it a natural target for visitors to areas administered by the Palestinian National Authority.

The modern town of Jericho includes the ancient mound known as Tell es-Sultan, the accumulated remains of cities that have existed on the site for some 9,000 years - the Neolithic period. Archaeology reveals that Jericho is one of the oldest human settlements in the Middle East.
Jericho, of course, is probably best known for its Biblical associations: (song) "Joshua fought the battle of Jericho - and the walls came tumbling down!"



Tell es-Sultan (ancient Jericho) - the large city mound is located some 2 km north-west of the modern city centre, overlooking the natural spring of Ein Sultan. It costs 10 NIS to enter.


Synagogue Mosaic Floor- In between Tel es-Sultan and Hisham's Palace, there is a synogogue floor from the 6th century C.E. Look for the bent, orange sign that says Synagogue or בית כנסת, look straight across the street and there is a road going diagonal towards some Palestinian flags. The synagogue floor is in the basement of the building at the end of the street. It costs 10 NIS to enter.


Hisham's Palace - 2 km north of modern Jericho, this winter palace was built by the Omayyad Caliph Hisham Ibn Abdul Malek, before being destroyed by eathquake soon after completion in 747 CE. The extensive site contains royal buildings, a mosque, water fountains and spectacular mosaic floors. It costs 10 NIS to enter.
 

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The Jewish "settelments" there go back a few thousand years as the Jewish symbols
and Hebrew/Aramaic writing indicate. The word Israel in Hebrew is clearly seen on the
image with the Jewish menorah.
 

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It was called the Jewish kingdom of Draa, and many jews are still living there:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=384378
Should we be prepared to a new Nakba? :(
Stop kidding this. Just becuase Alon gave some right-wing statement about settlements doesn't mean you should joke about the histories of Morocco, Israel and the Jewish people. :eek:hno:
Btw, the inscription under the Menorah says "peace be unto Israel" ("shalom 'al yisra'el"). How ironic.

Now back to topic, I've actually been there once. The monastary is nice but the city itself looks like a garbage dump. And don't blame us. Luckily, Jericho is an A territory, meaning that it is both controlled and administered by the Palestinians and it would be an integral part of the future Palestinian state. So Alon don't think about annexing it and Redalinho (and others) don't try to make it seem it's under Israeli occupation or something.
 

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If there was a Jewish state in Marroco before the Arabs arrived
and those Jews would still be living there then yes.
I have never ever seen a people who claim a land from millenias ago, cuz it apparently belonged to their "race". That's just backward and racist. But of course u are not, Mr.georgian bucharian living in Canada.

I wonder how u are still alowed to post here. Didn't u recently call all arabs barbaric animals in one of ur posts?
 

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I have never ever seen a people who claim a land from millenias ago, cuz it apparently belonged to their "race". That's just backward and racist. But of course u are not, Mr.georgian bucharian living in Canada.

I wonder how u are still alowed to post here. Didn't u recently call all arabs barbaric animals in one of ur posts?
What an idiot, According to your theory Iran doesn't belong to the Persians as their thousands of years in Persia are meangless.
 

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What an idiot, According to your theory Iran doesn't belong to the Persians as their thousands of years in Persia are meangless.
Well, Iran unlike Israel never ceased to exist for 2000 years did it? Should persian nationalists also go take lands in Azerbaijan that used to belong to them, ethnically cleanse azeris and build settlements?

No one is denying ur right to live in Israel, but u do definately not have the right to displace a whole bunch of people and justify it by religion or race.
 

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Well, Iran unlike Israel never ceased to exist for 2000 years did it? Should persian nationalists also go take lands in Azerbaijan that used to belong to them, ethnically cleanse azeris and build settlements?

No one is denying ur right to live in Israel, but u do definately not have the right to displace a whole bunch of people and justify it by religion or race.
OK, good start.
Now that we established that Israel has the right to exist, I'l feel you in on a secret. Israel is the one that voted for a Palestinian state back in 1948
and again after the Oslo accord was signed.
The Palestnians refused the agreement that gave them most of the land,
they voted a government recently that still refuses to recognize Israel.
Israel wasn't the one that occupy the east Bank it was Jordan and the Jews
that lived in the West Bank were massacred i.e Gush Etzion.
If you have complaints about land and dispalcing people you can take it with hamas or the Jordanian monarchy.
 
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