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It's not stealing when you buy the land.

Reader comment on item: Not Stealing Palestine but Purchasing Israel

Submitted by Kim Bruce (Canada), Jun 21, 2011 at 08:39

It's not stealing when you buy the land.

Imagine, a farmer buys 100 acres of scrub and swamp land from his neighbor. The purchaser fertilizes and plants trees on the barren land, drains the swamps and turns it into productive farmland.

Ten years later the neighbor's family accuses the other farmer of stealing the land from their diceased father and now they want it back...free. Even after the farmer had made the once barren and swampy land into productive land.
This is the equation we are dealing with between Palestine and Israel. Why doesn't the world see it this way?


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