Hassan 2 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Shai
    • 02.03.10 | 20:45 (IST)

    As to answer your question about 'are these the same people who came from Iraq...' That is impossible to say in any honesty, and frankly not very relevant. We can only say that Jews descended with high certainty from the Middle East, and lived in antiquity in what is today Israel & The Palestinian Territories before their population was decimated and dispersed by the Romans following failed revolts 2000 years ago. The fact that such a people exists who still has a trauma from this ancient 'Naqba' in their collective memory, and longing for their ancient homeland, is indeed without historical parallel and many people would consider it ridiculous, but this doesn't make it less legitimate. What I'm saying does in not way undermine Palestinian aspirations for the land, since the claims are completely legitimate (after all, it is or was their home too). In fact I believe that both peoples only need to look inside themselves in order to understand the other, in some ways we are mirror images

    from the article: Palestinian archeology gets int'l boost ahead of 2011 statehood plan
    First published 16:34 02.03.10 | Last updated 16:38 02.03.10
Haaretz Headlines
Ezra Nawi and Guy Butavia outside the Jerusalem District Court.
Court refuses to extend West Bank ban against left-wing activists

'There is no danger that justifies any limitation of freedom,' writes judge, rejects police request for restraining order against Ezra Nawi and Guy Butavia.

00:11 12.02.16 | 0 comments
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the IAI exhibition.
India reportedly ready to clear $3 billion in arms deal with Israel

Prime Minister Modi said to be seeking his cabinet's approval before visiting Israel later this year.

03:19 12.02.16 | 0 comments
The Arab-Israeli village of Umm al-Fahm.

Policy changes will expand construction in Israeli Arab towns

Among the Arab cities recommended for expansion are Sakhnin, Majdal Krum, Shfaram, Nazareth and the communities in the Beit Netofa Valley in the lower Galilee.

Michael Bloomberg.
In a Sanders-Trump presidential race, many Jews will yearn for Bloomberg

Among Israel-minded voters, Sanders would get the J Street vote, Bloomberg would garner AIPAC’s and Trump would scrounge for leftovers.

00:50 12.02.16 | 0 comments