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Afghanistan: un trésor juif vieux d’un millénaire trouvé dans une grotte

Afghanistan: un trésor juif vieux d’un millénaire trouvé dans une grotte | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
C’est un véritable trésor spirituel que vient d’acquérir la Bibliothèque nationale d’Israël, située à Jérusalem.

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Israelite origin of the pashtuns and pathans

Far away from Jerusalem,between Khorasan and Pakistan, live the lost tribes of Israel.
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One Veteran’s Battle to Bring His Afghan Interpreter to the U.S.

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It took five years, amid constant death threats from the Taliban, to get one Army unit’s Afghan interpreter and his family to the United States. There has to be a better way. By Matt Zeller

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:32 PM

I last saw my Afghan interpreter, Janis Shenwary, in December 2008 at the main gate of Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. Janis had come to say goodbye as my tour was nearly at its end. I thanked him for saving my life in combat and for making me feel so welcome in his country.

As he turned to leave, Janis told me that an interpreter from Ghazni (the province in which we served for the duration of my tour) was murdered by the Taliban a week before while traveling home for the Eid-Al-Adha holiday. I hugged Janis and told him “My brother, I’ll do whatever it takes to get you back to the United States.” It took every ounce of strength to let go. As Janis walked away into the busy Kabul streets, his large padding-stuffed coat held tightly around his body, I prayed that I'd one day see him again.

Notes Taker's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:15 AM

It ends well, in this single case.