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    • Michael Davison
    • 17.12.10 | 07:02 (IST)

    There's always been a Jewish presence in Israel. Even the Muslim Qur'an recognizes Israel as the land of the Jews. Israel is not a colonial state--the Jews that came as pioneers came with shovels, plows and farm equipment, not guns to subdue the native population, and they came following a 2,000-year dream of returning to their native land--Israel. No Englishman, Spaniard, Dutchman or Frenchman can make that claim. If Israel is a "colony", where is its mother country?

    from the article: The Palestinians must not repeat their mistake of 1947
    First published 14:04 15.12.10 | Last updated 14:04 15.12.10
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