The destruction of Joseph's Tomb of the past two weeks is now "official." Prime Minister Sharon and Defense Minister Mofaz confirmed at this morning's Cabinet meeting Arutz-7's report of the end of last week: Arab vandals entered the holy site in Shechem sometime in the past two weeks and turned the large stone marking Joseph's grave into a pile of rubble. The two smaller stones on either side of the gravestone, known as Ephraim and Menashe, were left basically intact.
Minister Natan Sharansky called upon the Foreign Ministry to publicize photos of the destroyed site. "If we would have razed the gravesite of one of the founders of Islam," Sharansky said, "billions of Moslems would have taken to the streets. It's inconceivable that the world should not know about this travesty."
Foreign Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Sharon said they would in fact publicize the photos.