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    • Helen
    • 07.12.11 | 12:53 (IST)

    who don';t seem to be aware that the "Arabs" of Jerusalem are descended, like Ashkenazi Jews, from the original inhabitants of the land; they're the ones who didn't run away or leave to set up prosperous trading concerns round the Mediterranean. Most ancestrors of Ashkenazi Jews left of their own free will; by the time of Jesus there were more Jews living outside Palestine than in it. None of us can leave a home and expect to take it back should our descendants choose to return 2000 years later.

    from the article: Without peace talks, Israel must leave East Jerusalem alone
    First published 03:04 07.12.11 | Last updated 03:04 07.12.11
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