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It was to be expected

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Submitted by Yale Zussman (United States), Jun 20, 2006 at 14:30

Muslim claims about Jerusalem are simply a fortiori their claims about the Land of Israel. Both City and Land were of little importance until they fell to the Jews. Their concern now arises from hostility to historical developments that contravene Muslim beliefs.

Once people understand that the Middle East conflict is part of an attempt by Muslims to force history into a Procrustean bed created by their religious beliefs, it may become possible for the rest of the world to work together to resolve the conflict by rejecting solutions that put those beliefs above reality.

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