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    • fly in the ointment
    • 02.05.13 | 16:38 (IDT)

    The history of the Jewish people is replete with incidents of outward conversion, of forced conversion, of assimilation and of inward conversion. How many stayed and how many went after the failure of the revolts is ultimately irrelevant; it is the enduring attachment to Jerusalem and to the Land of Israel that counts - embodied as it had been for generations in prayers and psalms. The Old Testament testifies to both Jews as nomads and Jews as amongst the earliest known settlers of Israel/Palestine/the Holy Land.

    from the article: BBC pulls documentary claiming story of Jewish exodus from Jerusalem is a 'myth’
    First published 14:01 02.05.13 | Last updated 09:15 02.05.13
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