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Israel belongs to the Jews

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Jul 17, 2006 at 02:22

Well Kevin, you obviously don't know about the history of the animosity between the Jews and the Arabs and yet are quite willing to propose a solution. Should you really wish to understand the cause for the animosity, I suggest that you read these books; From Time Immemorial, Joan Peters, The History of Israel, Howard Sachar and The Middle East, Bernard Lewis.

And yes, Israel belongs to the Jews. The facts are that the Jews have occupied the land referred to as either Palestine or Israel for over 3 thousand years of recorded history. Sure they have been invaded and ruled over by many different people and empires. In 625 BC, they were invaded and ruled by the Babylonians, then the Medo-Persians in 558 BC, followed by the Greco-Macedonians in 333 BC, the Roman's in 31 BC and in 638 AD they were invaded and occupied by the Muslims. The Jews did not invade Israel or Palestine, as their forefathers have lived there continuously from time immemorial. Beginning in 1890 AD, many Jews began returning to Israel, based on a promise that they could have their own home land, but they never displaced anyone.

In fact the Muslims followed them because Jews began settling in barren unpopulated Israel, on land purchased from absent Arab land owners, and began creating industry, agriculture and economic opportunities. In 1917 the League of Nations decided to create a homeland for the Jews. This intention was confirmed by the Balfour Declaration in December 1917.

The land set aside by the League of Nations and transferred to the administration of Britain included the present land of Israel and the land now known as Jordan. The League of Nations and Britain did not confiscate land inhabited by Arabs and designate it for the Jews. Furthermore Britain mishandled their mandate and allocated the area of Jordan to the Arabs contrary to the intent of the League of Nations. Today, the Jews occupy less than 10% of the land that was originally set aside for them by the League of Nations. Israel was attacked by the Arabs in 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973 and Muslim violence against the Jews continues to this day.

The reason for this aggression is quite simple. Muslims believe that the earth belongs to Muhammad and Allah and any land ever occupied and inhabited by Muslims belongs to them forever. And since you think that Jerusalem should be an International city controlled by the UN, why not make New York an International city and have it controlled by the UN? You recommend that the Jews and Arabs should have open warfare between them, yet every time the Arabs start a war and the Jews retaliate, the nations of the world immediately demand that the Jews cease all hostilities.

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