The French Consul General in Jerusalem has said, in so many words, that Jews have no historical connection to Israel. I'd like to point out a couple of brief facts for the European anti-semites: first is a map of the Roman empire in the first century A.D. Note the province called Judea, which the Romans spelled Iudaea. This was the land of the Jews. Also note the lack of any place called Palestine. The coins were minted during the time of Vespasian, Emperor from 69 to 79 A.D., to commemorate the pacification of the Jewish revolt in Judea.
History is not being taught in French schools? Okay, okay, Roman history isn't being taught to children here, either, but it's still true. Jews have a historical connection to the land now called Israel that goes back many thousands of years. It is their ancestral home. I have no vested interest in religion -- I don't belong to any of them, but I was still shocked to see a high level French official trying to rewrite history. It's the same repugnant behavior of leftists here in America. Surely truth is still more important than the leftist multicultural circle-jerk?