"So what, exactly, is Israel`s claim to that land? Let me guess; the deeds to title lay in a dusty old tome that the Jews wrote for themselves way back when, maybe?" umm, well 2 reasons israel is where it is and belongs to whom it does. in the history of man to the victor goes the spoils. that is why you are living in sydney sitting your backside on land owned and stolen from the aboriginals. same goes for the u.s., the u.k. and france and every nation on this planet and its territories. israel won. and your arab brethern LOST ALL THE WARS THEY DECLARED. live with it. another reason. well you said it. they wrote the maps and history "way back when" so they have their biblical and archeologial proof that it is the land of the jews and certainly not the land of jordanian refugee squatters masquerading as palestinians. oh and one more thing. AM YISROEL CHAI!
Report: Palestinian, 18, killed in clashes with IDF in West Bank (Haaretz)
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