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The siezed land argument

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in response to reader comment: History of the problem

Submitted by Bader S (Saudi Arabia), Apr 6, 2006 at 07:08

The historical argument made by Zionists regarding the Jewish homeland is that Israel was the land of the Chosen People some 2000 odd years ago. Israel as a political entity existed then for a mere 60 years according to some historical viewpoints.
The Zionists wanted to reverse the status of Palestine based on past history. The Zionists could not accept the fact that the land was no longer theirs and this led to the bloodbaths.

Since 1948 the Palestinians have been trying to retake the land that was owned by them. That is the way the Palestinians will be able to create their own state. This behavior of the Palestinians is not so different from the behavior of the Zionists back in the pre-1948 era.

Just as Zionists could not accept the fact that Muslims had conquered that land, the Palestinians may not accept the fact that Zionists have conquered those lands in the 20th century.

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