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Where were those Jews?

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in response to reader comment: where were the jews during the past 3000 year, why they did not claim the land?

Submitted by catarin (United States), Dec 5, 2008 at 00:56

The Jews lived in Israel for almost 2000 years before Mohammed was born. You must have read in the Quran where Allah says that Israel is the Land of the Jews? I believe it's cited in Chapter 13, 100-104.

There have been some Jews living in Israel for almost 4000 years now. However, the Roman Empire stole the land of Israel from the Jews before Jesus was born. In 135 CE the Roman Emperor Hadrian banned the Jews from Jerusalem and forced them out in the Diaspora. So for 2000 years many Jews were all over the world. After WW II and the Holocaust, the Jews began returning to Israel. The Ottoman Empire lost control of the Holy Land in WW I, then it was a British mandate when under UN auspices the Jews formed their state in 1949.

God and the Jews built Jerusalem as His and the Jews' home. The history is given in Genesis, the first book of the Torah. The Muslims conquered Jerusalem in the 7th century, lost it, then the Ottoman Empire conquered it again for 400 years, and they lost it. Sadly, for 60 years there has been trouble between the Jews Christians and Arabs in Israel. Muslims may live peacefully among the Jews and Christians but the militant Muslims must leave. Arab/Muslims don't allow Jews and Christians in their holy land in Arabia, but the Jews and Christians welcome peaceful Arab/Muslims in theirs. We are all kin.

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