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It took some time, but the life and times of admiral Michiel de Ruyter are now on film in the epic movie "Michiel de Ruyter", I also found Charles Dance in the role of Charles II very enjoyable. [IMDB]
It says a lot about the importance of Jews of the time, and how much Europeans owe the Jews. I am not Jewish, but they did provide important services, including map making (which is apparently what Christopher Columbus, or Colom, was).
Actually, he set sail sponsored by that very same lady who brought on the Spanish Inquisition.
Although one could argue she filled a ship with Jews, hoping they'd fall off the end of the earth, that defies the purpose of the inquisition, which was to grab property for the catholic church and royal family. Shipping them out made no financial sense. Church sanctioned murder was much cheaper.
I've heard your claim at other times - but it's doubtful. She'd never give anything to a group she was taught to hate from her childhood, vilified by her church, and otherwise not the type of person the royal family of spaid would do business with.
Hate to tell you but Wikipedia is not that authoritative, and tends to stay with the party line. If you really investigate Christopher Columbus, you will discover that there is a lot that rings true on the Jewish origin. Obviously it is not a story that Western cultures would be happy about for the last half a millennium, so not surprising that it would be covered up.
You can lead a human to knowledge, but you can't make him think.
Listen to the YouTube video I posted, maybe you will learn something that is lied about in your high school history book. You do know that history books are not written by professors of history. In fact if an academic wrote a history book it would be frowned upon by the academic community. The publishing companies make lots of money selling their books, and it is mostly to states that have state level review of acceptable books for their school system. If a high school history book mentioned that Christopher Columbus was Jewish, it would be immediately thrown out. It is amazing to see the untruths that have been passed from one high school history book to another. Always like the picture of what Native Americans looked before Columbus and we see Western American Indians of horses...LOL.
You will also discover there is no picture of the man from his time. He was extremely secretive...I wonder why, could it have been because he was trying to hide he was Jewish from the Spanish Inquisition.
I'm well aware of the idea by Simon Wiesenthal. And while it has merits, it's completely unconfirmed. Obviously since Columbus was so secretive.
But everything in your OP except the first sentence is just empty claims that we are lied to.
So, conspirational bullshit. Post it in the soapbox next time, or better find some site with likeminded people.