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    • Otto Rand
    • 10.10.07 | 04:51 (IST)

    6. After Bar Kochva's unsuccessful revolt, in 132, most of what is now Israel was populated by non Jews. During the Byzantine rule Jews were not even allowed to live in Jerusalem. The Muslim Umar abolished this prohibition. 7. Since Umar there was a continuous Muslim rule in the country (with the exception of the Crusades whom you don't want top mention), always, and even though the ruling house changed, the Arab population did not. Even during the Turkish rule, the population was mostly Arab. So, it's not possible to make a case for a Jewish majority in the country for more than 400 years and this includes the Hasmonean commonwealth which was far from being purely Jewish. The nabateans were plentiful and so were the Edomites who converted but were not accepted as real Jews. What is true is that a fer Jews always lived in Palestine, bud so did they in many countries in the world. Maybe Florida should be counted as a Jewish state, since it has a large Jewish minority. See continuity

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    First published 00:00 09.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.10.07
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