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Let Arabs prove ancient existence in Israel.

Reader comment on item: Zionism's Bleak Present

Submitted by Kattey Wagar (United States), Oct 22, 2007 at 12:53

I may be missing something, but why has there not been a formal discussion on Muslim/Arab claims of their right to the land of Israel and other propagandist baloney?

I've studied Biblical/Israeli history and archaeology for years and never have I heard or read of the presence of ancient Arabs as early dwellers in the land of Canaan/Israel/Judea. In Genesis Abraham bids his Egyptian children to go east out of the Promised Land to the huge swathe of land that God gave to the Arabs through Hagar and Ishmael. It is propaganda that Mohammed ascended to heaven from the Dome of the Rock. He had been dead 50+ years by the time the Dome was completed in 691 AD. The Dome was not a mosque, it was a shrine.

The world wants to know: Where is the proof that Arabs were early residents of Israel? It seems to me that no further decisions on peace talks can be made without the clarification of this problem. To my knowledge the first appearance of Arab/Muslims in Jerusalem was in the 7th century when they conquered it in the name of Islam. I would like to see world-wide coverage of the Muslims' answer to what date they arrived in Israel. It seems impossible to shame the Muslims, but this would help.

Secondly, where is all the Christian support for the Jews' defense of the Holy Land of the Jews and Christians? Why aren't American Christians pressuring the Muslims? Christians were there 700 years before the Muslims. Yet they are being forced out of the West Bank by the Muslim mafia. If anything, the Christians should have a voice in all this, as the West Bank is full of Christian history. Oh, I forgot. This is a case where might makes right.


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