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Davids Oppose Israel's Use of King David
One tool being employed by the government of Israel to evict Palestinian people from their homes is the claim that doing so will allow archaeologists to discover historical evidence of the existence of King David. Such evidence is intended to strengthen the claim that Jews are returning to land occupied by Jews millennia ago.
Yet the living people moved off their land by Israeli expansion are denied any right to return to it.
The King David in the book of Samuel is greedy and cruel, thoughtless of the pain he causes others. David is punished for his actions, but appears to learn nothing from the punishment. The lesson that Nathan attempts to teach David, to condemn evil actions in oneself that one would condemn in others, is a difficult lesson to learn.
We encourage the government of Israel to try.
David R. Applebaum, professor, USA
David Bacon, photographer, USA
David Barkham, film-production-designer, South Africa
David Berrian, videographer, USA
David Cobb, activist, USA
David Earnhardt, filmmaker, USA
David Finke, printer, USA
David Graeber, anthropologist, UK
David Scott Halenda, rambler, USA
David Hartsough, activist, USA
David Lindorff, reporter, USA
David McGiffen, atheist, UK
David McReynolds, activist, USA
David Meserve, activist, USA
David Norris, city council member, USA
David Rovics, musician, USA
David Rubinson, activist, France
David Schaich, physicist, USA
David Solnit, author, USA
David Swanson, author, USA
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