actually, in 1897, Palestine was part of Syria - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • C. Bendavid
    • 28.12.13 | 09:46 (IST)

    By the way, the Jews did not invade Palestine. They settled in the country by purchading land. It is true, nonetheless that Palestine was already populated, but the Jews were a homeless - and persecuted - people. Thus, the partition of Palestine was totally legitimate - so that both the Jews and the Palestinians could have a state of their own. And please, don't tell me that the Jews were ofdered 55% of the territory. Until 1922, Jordan was part and parcel of "historic Palestine". Hence, the Jews were allocated 10% of the land only. However, unfortunately, the Palestinians refused to share the territory, they tried to destroy Israel and they lost. It's sad, but had they accepted a territorial compromise, they would've had their state a long time ago.

    from the article: Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit's new book enjoying praise and sales in U.S.
    First published 22:28 25.12.13 | Last updated 22:28 25.12.13
Haaretz Headlines
An Israeli army post opposite to a Hamas military post on the Gaza border.
IDF: Artillery fired at soldiers near Gaza border

No injuries or damage were sustained, army says.

07:37 06.05.16 | 0 comments
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves after an election campaign poster laun

Amid anti-Semitism furor, U.K. voters look set to punish Labour in local vote

The elections have been framed as a test of Corbyn's first months in charge of Labour after he shifted the party's political stance sharply to the left.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu / State Comptroller Yitzhak Shapira

PM's associates blast draft Gaza war report as 'biased, politicking'

Senior officials who saw the draft report, first published by Haaretz, said comptroller found serious shortcomings in Israel's preparedness against tunnel threat.

Setting fire to an Israeli flag in Iran (2013)

Not every Israel critic is an Israel hater

Israel’s critics run the gamut from Jew-haters to people who have the country’s best interests in mind. Lumping all together as anti-Semites is a big mistake.