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Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance toward the Middle East
in response to reader comment: Let's Have Some Realism Here!

Submitted by Bader S (Saudi Arabia), Mar 25, 2006 at 09:50

"there is not one political entity that claim the land of Israel ahead of the Jews"

Yeah right.

How about the Canaanites? And how about this:
" In the fifteenth century B.C., when the country was already politically subject to Egypt, the kings of the Canaanite towns used in their correspondence, not only with the Pharaos but also between themselves, the Babylonian cuneiform characters, and -- with the addition of a number of Canaanite words -- the language of Babylon as well." (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03569b.htm)

And what about this:
"Israel refers to both a people within Canaan and later to the political entity formed by those people. To the authors of the Bible, Canaan is the land which the tribes of Israel conquered after an Exodus from Egypt and the Canaanites are the people they disposed from this land"

It would seem that Israelis are in the habit of disposing of people from their land.

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