My wife and I went to Vancouver, Washington over the weekend to celebrate our granddaughter becoming a six year old. Topping off the days events her parents took her to J.J, Jump in Vancouver, WA
He asked me, "So where do you say the Jews living in Palestine came from? I asked, "Are you referring to 2000 years ago? I said, we actually have to go back about 3800 years ago Sir, and if need be, we can talk about your cousin Isaac, son of Abraham. He agreed about Abraham, I knew he would. I walked him through the story of Emperor Hadrian who carted off many Jews to Rome, [Europe] roughly two thousand years ago.
I walked him back through "Paleshti" or immigrant when he mentioned the Philistines, Israels ancient enemy. I spoke of both Belfour Declarartions, Trans-Jordan, the fall of the last Caliphate or the Ottoman Empire, and the fall of the British Empire, as well as the war that created the refugees from Egypt and Jordan (a country created out of thin air) who the world now calls Palestinians. He was not expecting me to know anything (stereo-typing me as a clueless black man.) He asked, "May I ask, "What do you do for a living?" I responded, I support Israel and Biblical truth, via a talk show on the Internet.
He began to speak Aramaic which I recognized. I think he was testing me to see if I lied about being Jewish.......? (Some of you will understand why I just said that)
Our discussion was lengthy...I offer a brief, very brief synopsis here.
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