#38 Ben Jabo. In need of a history lesson - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 01.12.09 | 20:00 (IST)

    You have a lot to say, and say it very obstreperously, but it is amazing how little you know about the history of the area. The name Palestine had nothing to do with the Romans. Palestine is where the Palestinians originated and where they belong, and they predate Jews in Canaan. When the Israelite tribes crossed into Canaan from Jordan, Canaan, also known at the time as Palestine, was occupied by semite tribes, Amorites, Hittites and Jebusites. The words Jews and Arabs weren?t known yet.The Jebusites built Jerusalem and occupied it for 100 years after the Israelites arrived in Canaan. The New York University School of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences have discovered that Middle East Jewish men have common genetic signature with Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese men, and not with any other non-Jews in the world. In the academic world, many noted historians and scholars maintain the Jebusites are the forebears of the Palestinians.

    from the article: Rights group: 69 cases of Palestinian olive trees destroyed, but no prosecutions
    First published 02:28 25.11.09 | Last updated 09:32 25.11.09
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