Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Photos of Damage

Points Time! (I think this is going to become a regular feature :)

The following pictures were taken in Eretz Yisrael...25 points to anyone who knows when these were taken, and who caused the damage in the pictures?

Jews? Arabs? Wild Elephants?

Bonus points for creative answers as well.








Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

15 comments:

Olah Chadasha said...

Well, I can't guess where, but they were caused by an earthquake or earthquakes, which would tell me they're in the Jordan Valley region since the fault line runs along the border area. Am I close to being correct?
-OC

The back of the hill said...

Two guesses:

1. Hebron 1929.

2. A herd of wild elephants trampling a Circassian village. Curse you, wild elephants!

Lvnsm27 said...

I was thinking earthquake too

Chana said...

This is definitely part of a movie set. Filmed in black and white. Possibly the destruction of Jericho, the seconde picture being Chiel's attempt to rebuild it, some more destruction, and then the rebuilt city (though tragically all Chiel's sons are dead, which is demonstrated by tilting houses in last photo.)

sobersubmrnr said...

July 11, 1927 earthquake in the Jordan Valley, known as the Jericho earthquake.

Don Tefillin said...

gay parade

not that there's anything wrong with that

Mike Miller said...

With apologies to Aussie Dave, I'm going to guess Zionist Death Quakes™

Jenifer said...

Definitely earthquakes. If you look really closely in one of those pictures, you'll see a bunch of little school kids in the duck and cover position. Wait...no...those are sheep in the duck and cover position! How they get their little cloven hooves up over their necks like that is truly amazing...

PS--Where is the building in the 4th picture? I may be showing my ignorance, but it doesn't look Israeli--it looks Austrian.

Anonymous said...

I believe # 3 is the Churava Shul in the old city, probably post Arab Destruction??

bentdoc said...

Earthquake damage in Shchem (The Tzfat earthquake was before photography of this quality, I think)

DTC said...

These are all pictures taken over the past summer in the Galil but were done specifically in black and white and reported to the media as examples of how the evil Imperialist Communist Zionist Capitalist Americans destroyed their houses in 1948.

Either that or photoshopped pictures by Peace Now explaining how they may have been Jewish homes but were really on Arab land so therefore they were attacked by "a peaceful mob of rampaging concerned citizens who were really just trying to harvest their olive crop."

abutorzoo said...

Earthquake Damage from the 20's or 30's

Even though it was before the richter scale was invented, it measured a 6 on the scale...

I also read Rotter ;-)

kasamba said...

I did it.

I couldn't find chocolate anywhere.

Jenifer said...

Kasamba's post is worth 100 points!

Neshama said...

I nominate Kasamba for most creative! Send her a chocolate bar if you value this blog.

The Great Disengagement of 1928!

However, it does look like earthquake damage.
At first, on the first pic, I thought it was Jordan's attack of the old city. But the last photo definitely looks like an earthquake.

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