Palestine has existed for over two thousand years as a subregion. Its people have been constantly invaded. Their religion originally was a collection of local gods, judaism, christianity and the longest of all islamic. They have often fought for their politcal independence but from the time of the Egptians hav been the subjects of greater powers. In 1919 they formed the state of Syria and Palestine brutually desroyed by the French then more locally fought the British in a War of Independence from 1936-39. Ninety per cent of the Jews in Israel have no genetic link with the area but are the remains of the brief period 2000 years ago when Judaism was one of the main religions throughout N. Africa and the Middle East. More Jews lived in Egypt than what is now the present day Israel. Jordan invaded Palestine in a dirty deed with the Zionists in 1948.
Egypt says verdict in Al-Jazeera case expected Saturday (AP)
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