For 3500 years there's been Jews in the middle east... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nannette
    • 06.11.07 | 16:37 (IST)

    And then came Islam... the Jews of Mecca and Medina were massacred by Mohammed and his merry men, and the area became Judenrein. Over the past 1500 years many Jews were forced to convert to Islam, there's been persecutions, expulsions and massacres. Many Jewish artefacts and sacred places have been destroyed by Islamic expansionism. The myth about Jews and Arabs living in peace is just a myth. Yes, there were some who lived side by side together in peace and there were righteous Muslims who went against the bigotted ruling classes, but they were in the minority. If the Arabs would have recognised Israel in 1948 and not pressed for its destruction, things would be very different today.

    from the article: Fragment of ancient parchment from Bible given to Jerusalem scholars
    First published 00:00 06.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.11.07
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