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Not stealing Palestine but purchasing Israel

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in response to reader comment: they purchased ALL the land??

Submitted by Judith Davies (United States), Jun 28, 2011 at 13:19

I have a comment for "Mike"...it is true some of the British helped to establish a national home in Palestine for the Jewish people. It is just as true that they were a divided lot, with some British upholding the right of the Jewish people to their previous homeland and yet others practicing anti-Semitism and siding with the Arabs against them...once again the culprit oil (B.P.) raises is ugly head. The Arabs stuck together, the British needed petrol, and let's face it some Brits will always be anti-Semites. It is not an all or nothing equation. in fact when an Arab antiquities dealer tried to sell the Dead Sea Scrolls to anyone but a Jew it was a British friend of the would-be Jewish purchaser who stepped in and bought the Scrolls and turned them over to the Jews! There is good and bad on both sides, but I know personally a great deal of Israel was purchased by money and not by sword! Do you suppose God is in it somehow?

As the Jewish population increased and the Arabs became more militant the British ran, and on their heels a new nation was born in a day! Imagine the courage it took for a people still weak from concentration camps to muster up their last bit of strength and give their lives for their fellow countrymen for the price of freedom and their own government after thousands of years. We wouldn't even sell them airplanes. They had to buy them from France. (now that's a miracle!). The defender of Israel must have had a sense of humor on that one.


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