Israel had nothing to do with the Arab jihad that conquered North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, Central Asia and Western India. It had nothing to do with the Ottoman Jihad that conquered the Balkans, slaughtered Armenian and Assyrian Christians, kept Copt, Maronite and other Christians in dhimmmitude and otherwise pushed Islam. There's no "guessing", Israel has zero to do with jihad, it's just a core belief of Islam and we happen to be the infidels who reside closest to Mecca.
Two killed as Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire (AP)
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