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Yes Abdul Rahman, rightful owners!

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Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Jul 6, 2006 at 09:01

Abdul Rahman, I noticed that you indeed do not like very much the idea of a sovereign Jewish State, or at least not in its present location. You are very generously consenting to have some Jews living in this area too ("I do not dispute Jewish people's right to live in Palestine/Israel") but without any special rights ("but they do not have an exclusive right in international law or in religious law")….."…as far as I understand"!

Well, it looks that "as far as you understand" is not sufficiently far, in spite of all my efforts to help you to expand the scope of your understanding and to keep you informed. You can look again for example at two of my comments to this article addressed explicitly to you: "About understanding Islam and modern Israel" of Jul.2, and "Thank you Abdul Rahman!" of June 28, in which I showed you that even your Koran acknowledges the special ties of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.

You are objecting that "no matter how we view the seizure of the land that now makes up Israel, we must accept that violence was a part of it". Here you could be absolutely right unless you forgot to mention that it was mostly Arab violence! As I tried to show you earlier, all the lands in Jewish possession prior to the proclamation of the State of Israel were lawfully purchased by the Keren Kayemet and other Jewish organizations, and this was characteristic of the permanent Jewish aspiration to peaceful coexistence with their Arab neighbors, in spite of the Arab pogroms and murderous attacks of the early 19ties. But the real violence started with the proclamation of Israel in 1948, when all the surrounding Arab states declared war and attacked the newly born Jewish state, with the explicit objective to wipe out the Jewish presence from the region.

Well I am not going to repeat my history lessons; you know very well where to find them.

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