How Zionists use Fictional Tales like David and Goliath to support Ethnic Cleansing

Facts on the GroundVacy Vlazna’s article yesterday in The Palestine Chronicle explores the different ways in which biblical narratives are being used by the occupying Israeli forces and Zionists to carry out ethnic cleansing in Palestine.

See her complete article here: Ethnic Cleansing in a Zionist Fairyland.”

… It is widely accepted that the Bible originated in the 7th Century BCE, 300 years after David and other historical aberrations encompass the palaces officially ascribed to Solomon in Megiddo which are dated long after Solomon’s time. Cities conquered by Joshua in the 14th century BCE were destroyed well before that era. Daniel Gavron comments  that “The story of Abraham’s journey from Ur of the Chaldees, the Patriarchs, the Exodus, Sinai, and the conquest of Canaan, all these were apparently based on legends…” In 2004, Yuval Goren admitted he examined ” a seemingly endless line of fake biblical texts of various kinds. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of such forgeries referring especially to the time of the First Temple. It will not be an exaggeration to say that the disciplines of biblical history and archaeology have been contaminated to such an extent that no unprovenanced written source seems to be reliable anymore.”

Proof of David’s existence rests on a piece of stone found at Tel Dan in  northern Galilee (not Jerusalem) inscribed with the words ‘Beit David’ which could mean House of ‘David’ or ‘Beloved’  but not King David conclusively as with the sherd found at Tel Safi with  the name ‘Goliath’  which “almost certainly did not belong to David’s Goliath, if it does say “Goliath” then it shows that there was such a personal name used in the region at approximately the correct chronological period.” The first ancient reference to an Israelite king is found in an 8th Century BCE Assyrian document recording “King Ahab of Israel sent 2,000 chariots and 10,000 soldiers.”

Sumud (steadfastness) life and land are synonymous in the Palestinian soul. King David may be a myth but it is the modern indigenous Palestinians, outcasts in their own land, who stand alone with the stone of sumud in their hands daily facing off the militant aliyah hordes backed by the Zionist Goliaths of multi-billion dollar empires, by Christian Zionist offerings, by the servile US Congress, by a depraved UK and EU and by a contemptibly inadequate United Nations.

– Vacy Vlazna, “Ethnic Cleansing in a Zionist Fairyland”, The Palestine Chronicle, 10 February 2012

For earlier Remnant of Giants posts on the employment of biblical tales in modern religio-nationalist claims, see:

Also of note is the upcoming ‘The Bible, Zionism and Palestine’ conference (24-26 May 2012), to be hosted by the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, “to explore the role of the bible in theology and politics in Israel and Palestine today”:

The Bible has played a fundamental role in the creation and existence of the modern state of Israel, and, some say, in the continued suffering of the Palestinian people. Today, the Hebrew Bible is used as an authoritative text to justify the placement of Israel’s borders, and to legitimise and even encourage the expulsion of Palestinians from the land. The New Testament has also been utilised by Christian Zionists who argue that the establishment of the state of Israel is God-ordained, and that its existence is necessary for enabling the second coming of Jesus.
“The Bible, Zionism and Palestine” conference website

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2 thoughts on “How Zionists use Fictional Tales like David and Goliath to support Ethnic Cleansing

  1. Yeah I think the whole 1948 saga was kind of the whole Conquest of Canaan 2.0, I mean the ship was even called the Exodus.

    Apparently the new giants in the land were the Palestinians and the surrounding Arab nations who had to be cleansed from the Lord’s holy land.

    Apparently no one in America is reading Vacy Vlazna’s article, Obama surrounds himself with more Zionsist and ex Mossad than boy George could fit in his pocket. LoL who are we kidding.

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  2. The only problem I have with Vlazna’s article is, how many “House of Davids” does he think the Aramean king could claim q victory over? I think the Tel Dan stele is pretty convincing that a “house of David” existed in relation to the “king of Israel” on line 4 of the Tel Dan Stele. In fact, that both territories are mentioned together suggests that the lineage of David of the Tel Dan Stele is the same as the David mentioned in the Bible.

    Maybe the whole Tel Dan Stele is a fraud OR HOAX? that seems a far better argument for Vlazna to use than to try to suggest it was referring to another “house of David”, who just happened to be defeated by the same king who claimed a victor over the “king of Israel”. Maybe Vlazna thinks the Jehoram king of “Israel” mentioned in the Tel Dan Stele was another Jehoram and not the Jehoram of the Bible, and perhaps the “Israel” was referring to another Israel?

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