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    • Michelle
    • 02.06.10 | 09:50 (IDT)

    Each Arab country has a distinct culture and history, which helps to solidify distinction from each other, and can create difficulties when discussing political "Pan-Arabism". Palestinians are not like Egyptians, Syrians or Lebanese; even the Palestinians in Jordan are quite different than Jordanians, despite there being an overwhelming Palestinian presence due to the occupation. So it is, Palestinians are from Palestine, not Jordan or Iberia, and cannot be treated as anything less than this fact. Although, according to Jewish example, Iberia could be re-populated by the Moors.

    from the article: The Shadow over Israel
    First published 00:44 02.06.10 | Last updated 00:44 02.06.10
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