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Reader comment on item: More on the "Nile-to-Euphrates" Calumny

Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), May 26, 2010 at 10:50

I'm aware of this calumny.

For the record, the promise of the land from "the Brook of Egypt to the Great River" (some wadi in the Sinai to the Euphrates) is a biblical promise. However, I wish to go on record that I believe that it applied to the ancient Israelite Commonwealth, and was fulfilled in the days of David and Solomon. Also, I'm unaware of any greater Israel advocates who trot it out.

Then again, after displacing the Christian, Jewish, and Mandaean Aramaeans in the Fertile Crescent, the Copts in Egypt, and the Berbers in North Africa, who are the Arabs to complain?

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