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History's at Fault

Reader comment on item: The Palestinian-Israeli War: Where It Came From, and How to End It

Submitted by Jim (United States), Mar 23, 2006 at 11:11

I agree with you and I don't have a horse in this race. What seems to me to be the most fundamental or causal problem is this:

Which people/country/nation have politically occupied and/or controlled this land over the last 4,000+ years for the most amount of time? The Palestinians believe that, historically, this is their land and the eventual awarding of Palestine to the Jews after WWII was unjust. As you so reasonably state, Palestinians have not accepted that they have lost. Based on their knowledge of the history of the land, how would anyone convince them otherwise?

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