#66 Melisa Henry - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Roger
    • 12.12.09 | 00:13 (IST)

    Confusing isn't it. God also the land of Canaan to all of Abraham's descendants, and that would include Ishmael. Then God really threw Jews for a loop when he declared in Judges 2:21-23 I WILL NOT EVICT ANY OF THE NATIONS WHICH JOSHUA LEFT WHEN HE DIED. You know from the Bible that the Jebusites where already in Palestine when the Israelites arrived. The Jebusites had built Jerusalem and occupied it for 100 years after the Israelites arrival. So, when God made his vow not to evict any nation, the Jebusites were still there. In the academic world, many notable scholars and historians maintain the Jebusites are the forebears of the Palestinians. You probably know also that Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory is a violation of international law. Sadly, Jewish religious beliefs don't supersede international law. If international law had to conform to the beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism and Taoism, there would be no international law.

    from the article: Sweden to Israel: Don't divide EU over Jerusalem stance
    First published 13:26 10.12.09 | Last updated 15:45 10.12.09
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