Jews have lived in Europe and Arab countries for almost two thousand years, does that entitle us to parts of each country were we lived? If Arabs say Israel belongs to them because they settled here a few centuries ago, then I say we should start claiming parts of every european and arab country for independent jewish states. Heck, why not claim parts of berlin, paris and damascus and other capitals as our jewish capitals, after all we have lived there for centuries too.
Egypt postpones verdict in retrial of Al Jazeera journalists to Aug. 29 (Reuters)
from the article: Syria diplomat: No preconditions to negotiations with Israel