The original Canaanites, Philistines, Jews, first Christians, are the Palestinians of today ?they are acculturated Arabs, adhering to Islam as a result of the Muslim conquests in the 7th century. The takeover of Palestine was not simply in terms of land- it was the hijacking of another people's history based on the idea that "since we follow Judaism, and since Judaism was here before Islam, this territory is ours." Sorry Europeans but this logic is ridiculous!
Austria bans new admissions to overcrowded migrant center (AP)
from the article: Palestinian archeology gets int'l boost ahead of 2011 statehood plan