November 08, 2004

The Captain and the Kings

Israel's Tommy Lapid has said that Yasser Arafat cannot be buried in Jerusalem because it is reserved for Jewish kings. Now grand fraudsman Robert Maxwell may have been something of a bigshot but as far as I know he never rose above the rank of captain.

"So, Yasser Arafat is to be denied his wish for burial at the sacred Haram as-Sharif in Jerusalem because, according to Israeli officials, Jerusalem is reserved for 'Jewish kings' (report, November 6). Robert Maxwell, for example?
Pam Parsons

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