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trans-parere's flawed Jewish history

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in response to reader comment: Moshe and the one opinion and the one history

Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Oct 29, 2006 at 22:24

trans-parere, your efforts to cloud and obfuscate the history of Israel and the Jews will only appeal to Muslims, Palestinians and Jew haters... There is no mystery regarding the history of Jews and Israel nor do they or anyone else need to concern themselves about legitimizing their version.

Let's start with the Babylonians conquering Judah around 586 B.C. About 50 years later, the Persian king Cyrus conquered Babylonia, thus obtaining control over Israel. The Persians ruled the land from about 530 to 331 B.C. Alexander the Great then conquered the Persian Empire. After Alexander's death in 323 B.C., his generals divided the empire. One of these generals, Seleucus, founded a dynasty that gained control of much of Palestine about 200 B.C. In 167 B.C. the Jews revolted under the leadership of the Maccabeans and either drove the Seleucids out of Palestine or at least established a large degree of autonomy, forming a kingdom with its capital in Jerusalem.

The kingdom received Roman "protection" when Judah Maccabee was made a "friend of the Roman senate and people" in 164 B.C. according to the records of Roman historians. About 61 B.C. Roman troops under Pompei invaded Judea and sacked Jerusalem in support of King Herod. Palestine was governed by the Roman Empire until the fourth century A.D. and then by the Byzantine Empire. During the seventh century, Muslim Arab armies moved north from Arabia to conquer most of the Middle East, including Palestine. Jerusalem was conquered about 638 A.D. by the Caliph Umar (Omar). Muslim powers controlled the region until the early 1900's.

Therefore, if you do the math, you will find that between 586 B.C. and 1948 A.D., the Jews controlled their land for approximately 170 years.
You also stated that, "to suggest that the sole purpose of the invasions was to eradicate the Jews because they are hated by the world is simplistic racialism." Then how do you explain this conundrum?

In 1938, 32 countries met at Evian to discuss solutions to German persecution of the Jews and to consider Hitler's offer to deport the Jews to any country willing to receive them. Hitler's response to the Evian conference was the following: "I can only hope and expect that the other world, which has such deep sympathy for these criminals, will at least be generous enough to convert this sympathy into practical aid. We, on our part, are ready to put all these criminals at the disposal of these countries, for all I care, even on luxury ships". Remarkably, only 3 countries expressed a willingness to change their immigration policy limits to admit Jews. They were Santo Domingo, which offered to take in 100,000 Jews and Holland and Denmark, which offered to take in Jews without restrictions for short period of time.

You claim that you have balanced your view of world history through the implementation of diverse source materials and have not limited yourself to any single writing. Well that may be so regarding world history, but when it comes to Jewish history, I think that you have been reading the same history as Hitler.


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