25 Oct 2013

The Palestine Ownership Question Elucidated

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GoneWithTheWind

I enjoyed the video it was funny and may be fairly historically correct. What is missing though is this: The Jews have lived in this land for over 3500 years. During that time the Egyptians, the Romans and others have “conquered” this land but never eliminated the Jewish people. Over this long period some Arabs too lived on the land but were mostly nomadic goat herders. What local governments existed during these times has been Jewish. Around the turn of the century 1900-1920’s there was a noticible influx of Arabs from surrounding countries. These newcomers and the established Jews more or less got along until the immigrant minority became large enough to flex their muscles and began pushing the Jews off of land which they wanted to claim for their own. This became open warfare continung after the Resolution that was intended to establish a Jewish nation AND an Arab nation. It was after a particularly decisive Jewish victory that the immigrant community began calling themselves Palestinians and claiming they had live on the land for centuries. Of course that water is muddied because some Arabs did indeed live on the land for centuries just not the Arabs who were now claiming this heritance. Most “Palestinains” today can directly trace their lineage directly to Syria or Jorden with a few from other Arab nations. This is a different story then the video potrays. The Jews were “always” there while the “Palestinains” were mostly recent immigrants. Indeed over that 3500 year history one powerful militarized group or another conquered and declared ownership of this contested land but none of these groups stayed. It was never a case of the Jews “taking” the land by force from any other group. In every case where force or war involved the Jews they were protecting themselves or their land.



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