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    • sharpshin
    • 08.01.14 | 19:28 (IST)

    Are you talking about the West Bank region? Jewish rule there ended in 70 CE; rule lasted only 513 years of a 3,030 history. In the past 2,000 years, others made it their homeland. Many others. These areas (+ Jerusalem) were NEVER included in region open to Jewish settlement in any of the 4 partition plans as they were Arab majority for centuries. The Judean hills and Jordan rift valley have been known as Palestine since the 5th century BCE Neither international law NOR the Israeli high court accept Jewish sovereignty over these lands Claiming you "own" the land after 2,000 years absence is irrational. Should we let modern Mongolian reinstate the empire of Kublai Khan? It may be in your holy book, but that holy book is not a land deed and other of the world's billions have different holy books.

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    First published 23:07 07.01.14 | Last updated 23:07 07.01.14
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