A senior archaeologist at Tel Aviv University has cast doubt on the alleged Jewish
heritage of Jerusalem. Israel Finkelstein’s claims have been made
in the face of official Israeli and biblical claims to the occupied city.
Professor Finkelstein, who is known as “the father of biblical archaeology”,
told the Jerusalem Post that Jewish archaeologists have
found no historical or archaeological evidence to back the biblical
narrative on the Exodus, the Jews’ wandering in Sinai or Joshua’s
conquest of Canaan. On the alleged Temple of Solomon, Finkelstein
said that there is no archaeological evidence to prove it really existed.
According to Finkelstein’s university colleague, archaeology lecturer
Rafi Greenberg, Israel is supposed to find something if it digs
for a period of six weeks. But, Greenberg told the Jerusalem Post,
Israelis have been excavating the so-called City of David in the
occupied Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan for two years to no avail.