Wednesday, March 3, 2010
CHILEAN EARTHQUAKE AND ITS POSSIBLE PALESTINIAN CONNECTION
Daniel at prayersforthepeople and Steve Coerper of Blogtalkradio talked on 3/2 about the Chilean earthquake and its connection to the Palestinians.
Chile hosts the LARGEST community of Palestinians outside of Israel. This community is located between Concepcion (the epicenter of the Chilean earthquake) and the capital of Chile, Santiago, which lies north of Concepcion. According to wikipedia, Concepcion has a "twin city," which usually means a sister city in some way, such as through trade agreements or partnerships. Concepcion has listed as a "twin city," Bethlehem in Israel.
The Chilean earthquake at 8.8 was the 5th strongest on record. THE strongest earthquake ever recorded was in Chile in 1960 and is called the Valdivia earthquake because the epicenter was near Valdivia. Here is an interesting bit of synchronicity: Valdivia was named after its founder, Pedro de Valdivia, and Valdivia also founded Concepcion and Santiago.
Look at the map above (borrowed from Ultraguy's post, Come Out of Her My People) and note where all 100+ of the aftershocks have been: between Valdivia and Santiago, in the "heart" of Palestinian country in Chile.
The Tomb of Rachel is in Bethlehem, and is at the center of a huge controversy. Benjamin Netanyahu recently proclaimed her tomb, along with the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Jerusalem, to be Heritage Sites. These tombs hold the remains of the founders of the nation of Israel. The Palestinians are in an uproar as they claim these tombs for themselves.
Just as a reminder: Abraham married Sarah and had a son, Isaac. Isaac married Rebekah, and they had twin boys, Esau and Jacob. Jacob married both Leah and Rachel and had 8 sons with them: 6 with Leah and 2 with Rachel. He then had 4 more sons with Bilhah, Rachel's maid and Zilpah, Leah's maid, (2 sons each) though he did not marry them. But from these 4 women came the twelve tribes of Israel.
Obama has "slammed" Netanyahu for claiming these tombs, yet these tombs hold the bones of those who "conceived" the 12 tribes. Now the sister city in Chile, CONCEPCION which has the largest Palestinian community outside of Israel, has suffered the 5th largest earthquake on record. Something to think about.