Jerusalem was a Jebusite city. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dean Blake
    • 07.07.10 | 21:33 (IDT)

    The Canaanites are not the ancestors of any Arabs. At best we can say the Marronite Christians are the descendants of the Philistines as they converted directly from paganism to Xtianity during recorded history. The Cave of the Machpelich was purchased for money by Abraham to bury his wife; that's land title. Even the Arabs don't really suggest they are Canaanites as they were pagans, they claim descent from Ishmael who was not a Canaanite..

    from the article: Palestinian negotiator: Netanyahu blocking path to direct peace talks
    First published 14:47 07.07.10 | Last updated 14:47 07.07.10
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