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Ileana R.
Republican FL 27

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  • Archaeological Discovery—City of David, Jerusalem

    by Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

    Posted on 2015-12-18

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    ROS-LEHTINEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Mr. Speaker, for quite some time there has been an effort at the U.N. to delegitimize the Jewish State of Israel and to try to whitewash the Jewish people's historical and biblical connection to Israel.

    Denying the historical connection of the people to Jerusalem is false, and [[Page H10699]] amazing archaeological discoveries are frequently made that prove the roots of the Jewish people are in Israel.

    Earlier this month a Hebrew University archaeological team unearthed an unprecedented impression of a royal seal of King Hezekiah from the First Temple period. This marks the first time that a seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king has ever been discovered, and it proves that not only is Israel the religious center for Jews, but it is their ancestral and historic homeland.

    I want to thank the Ir David Foundation's Director of International Affairs, Ze'ev Orenstein, for sharing this and many other amazing discoveries with me. I look forward to visiting the city of David in the near future to see firsthand the rich history of the Jewish people.


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