# 139 Big Sur. Pot calling the black kettle - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 01.12.09 | 22:34 (IST)

    You should be the last to tell someone to read his history. Theres something you should know about Jews and Jerusalem and Palestinians not being around. When Joshua led the 12 tribes of the Israelites across the river Jordan into Canaan, also known at that time as Palestine, the land was occupied by semite tribes, Hittites, Amorites and Jebusites. The Jebusites built Jerusalem, and occupied it for 100 years after the Israelites entered Canaan.They weren't called Arabs then, and the Israelites weren't called Jews. Those names weren't known yet. There are many notable historians and scholars who maintain the Jebusites are the forebears of the Palestinians. According to the New York University School of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences, Middle East Jewish men and Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian men have the same genetic signature, different from any other non-Jews in the world. Some of those same tribes, and the Canaanites also occupied Judea and Samaria.

    from the article: Livni to Sweden: Ditch EU plan on dividing Jerusalem
    First published 02:32 01.12.09 | Last updated 13:56 19.12.09
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