... and ashes. Your "Palestine" wasn't much to look at when Mark Twain visited the holy land. It was a backwater of the Ottoman Empire. Do you know why that would be? After all, it certainly wasn't that way when earlier invading Arab armies forced themselves on the remains of the Land of Israel, even though parts of it were devastated by the Roman empire. Did your invading heroes come speaking with soft religious persuasion or did they decide to bring along sharp, shiny swords just in case the people that introduced the one true God to the world would not want to hear of another? Tell me what do you really know about Israel's history? Your posts so far reveal almost nothing!
NATO to Russia: leave Turkish airspace; focus on ISIS not Syrian rebels (Reuters)
from the article: Arab League head urges world to increase aid to Palestinians