Ottoman archives for the land registrations reveal that there had been only a very limited Jewish presence in Jerusalem and in the rest of “Israel”. The area belonged to the Palestinians and Arabs for hundreds of years. Instead of “before 1967 Middle East war” basis, the official Ottoman archives should be considered for the “land sharing”.
Three homemade bombs in Egypt's Alexandria wound two (AP)
from the article: EU: Abbas close to accepting direct Mideast peace talks