Sam - agreed there is a no historic claim to soverity - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Sheri
    • 16.09.06 | 07:24 (IDT)

    Although I understand the ancient yearning of a homeland in Israel, there is a much more modern reason for it's existence. I don't know why it's never presented. & I personally agree that the historic reasoning of "we had it when" of both sides doesn't make sense. At the time the British decided to give self rule to the natives, there were two predominate groups that wanted a country: Jews & Arabs. The Arabs wanted a single country but it was obvious the Jews wouldn't survive well in it. So the Britsh commission & later the U.N. commission looked & suggested the two-state solution. When the Jews increased population in the 1980s & on, it was a barren sparsely populated area. They bought the land from Arab landlords (usually absentee) With the Jewish better paying wages, the Arabs moved in around them. So, when Britain decided to form countries for the locals -- their were two groups to give it two. (Others in the area didn't express a wish for a country.)

    from the article: Islamic Movement head: J'lem destined capital of caliphate
    First published 00:00 15.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 15.09.06
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