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Manhattanite Objects - $24 were paid by predecessors on the land I live on!

Reader comment on item: Israel Is the Least-Stolen Land

Submitted by Robert (United States), Sep 26, 2022 at 16:39

Shame on you Dr. Daniel Pipes. We are from the same generation. So I'm sure you remember that the Dutch settlers paid the Indigenous (Indian) Natives for the land of Manhattan. If anyone stole land in our closest neighborhood it was the British. I learned in Elementary School that the price was in beads worth $24. Maybe you think the Dutch cheated the Natives. But the figure was not adjusted for Inflation.

There is also the Louisiana Purchase and the Purchase of Alaska, And Texas, the Lone Star joined the United States voluntarily. Or do you think there was an inadequate Title Search. I'm not really expecting you to answer these implicitly "stolen lands.

However, the would shouldn't be too harsh on the Brits because the world game them a mission and they grudgingly, but effectively, divided Mandatory Palestine by assigning Jordan to the Arabs and Israel to the Jews.

So, what about Manhattan? As a Citizen of Manhattan (me), I'm half worried that some of your readers may not realize I'm half-joking.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I deal with that here: https://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2011/06/zionists-purchasing-israel

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