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    • Brother
    • 28.02.10 | 05:51 (IST)

    Let me review the relationship: Abram came Ur, which is now in Iraq, so Iraqis and Jews are related. In fact Abrahams second son Izaak's wife Rebeca was a cousin maybe once removed. Ishmael, Abrahms first son by Hagar (who was very beautiful) is the father of all the Bedouins. Now Izaak and Rebeca had twin sons Jacob and Esau who was first born. So Jacob was junior in standing to Easau but he tricked Isaak who was blind in old age to give him the blessing that Isaak thought he was giving Esau. What does all of that mean?--it means nothing. The spoils belong to the victor, and the victor writes the history. nobody other than God gave the Hebrews the land of Canaan and nobody other than God gave modern Israel to the Jews. in each case the Jews had to fight , to conquer and to cleanse the land of those who might stab it in the back. Joshua did as did those who came after him. Modern Israel better deal with the well advertised threat from Arabs in their midst and their frontier.

    from the article: Palestinians threaten to adopt one-state solution
    First published 01:57 26.02.10 | Last updated 02:16 26.02.10
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