After I tweeted about Hanan Ashrawi ludicrously claiming that Jewish settlements named themselves after neighboring Arab villages, someone named Nazer Abuznaid responded, “Yes they did I lived in DURA and they built one next to us called Adura.”
So I looked up Dura in Wikipedia and here’s what I found:
The present-day name of Dura has been identified with ancient Adoraim or the Adora of 1 Macc.13.20 Mentioned as Adora by Apocrypha and often by Josephus. A weak letter is usually lost in Hebrew to Arabic sound conversion, such as in the case of Adoraim to Dura. A loss of a first feeble letter is not uncommon and the form of Dora could be found as early as in several instances of Josephus writings.
So even his village’s name is Biblical!
His response was, sadly, typical:
You guys often have an explanation to suit your needs!
Yes, it’s called the truth.