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    • Socrates
    • 14.01.13 | 17:20 (IST)

    Who lived in London 2,000 years ago? English? Or Celts? We could pick any city in the world and ask the same question. And what is the meaning of these ethnic/religious terms? Didn't Celts in what is now London essentially change their language and construct/invent a new identity? Didn't normal movement from the countryside and from farther away have any effect? In the case of Jerusalem, didn't people convert to another religion and start speaking another Semitic language? In fact, there was not even a change of religion, as Christianity and Islam --like modern Judaism---are essentially variants on the ancient Israelite religion..

    from the article: The Palestinian right of return to E-1
    First published 13:36 14.01.13 | Last updated 13:36 14.01.13
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