The Great Debate UK
Israel has rejected a Jordanian claim that the historic Dead Sea Scrolls belong to them. Jordan has asked Canada to seize sections of the 2,000-year-old scrolls that were recently exhibited in Toronto and hand them over to Amman. It said Israel took the scrolls illegally when it won control over the West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 war .
Here's a Reuters video report by Basmah Fahim interviewing Israeli and Jordanian officials on the issue:
-Robin Yassin-Kassab is the author of The Road from Damascus, a novel published by Penguin, and co-editor of PULSE, one of Le Monde Diplomatique’s five favourite websites. The opinions expressed are his own.-
There’s no pretty way to describe what I saw in Hebron, no tidy conceit to wrap it in.