Israel versus Judaism

On March 9, 2010 in Zippori, hometown of the redactor of the Mishnah, archaeologists destroyed a burial cave from the Mishnaic period. On May 16 in Ashkelon, the American Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority donated $2.5 million for the destruction of a cemetery from the Talmudic period. On June 6 in Nazareth, three burial caves dating from the Biblical period were destroyed. And most recently, on June 13 in Jaffa, three layers of burial caves were removed from an historic cemetery approximately two thousand years old.

In all of the above instances, alternative ways were proposed to accomplish the desired construction, yet the desecration of the cemeteries went ahead.

At each site, Orthodox Jews, led by their rabbis, gathered for peaceful prayer vigils. As usual, the Zionist police did not allow this free expression; they shot tear gas canisters at the elderly rabbis, used electric tasers and other heavy riot-control equipment against religious Jews who wielded nothing more than prayer books.

Photos of Desecration & Violence in Zippori 9 March 2010

Excavation
Excavation Begins

Caves were discovered on left side

Opening the cave
Opening the Cave

Exploring

Destroying the cave

rocks

Eminence of the cave doorway??

Pieces of ancient burial

Mass protest

Thousands attend the funeral ceremony to rebuy the desecrated bones

Speaker protests the excavation of the caves

Leading Rabbis attending the ceremony.

Massive crowds protest

Thousands participating

Funeral for the Bones
Funeral for the Bones

Protester dragged away
Protester is dragged away

Pprotester

Protester is taken away
Protester is loaded into vehicle by police