Fascinating article and a research topic. Just shows that there is nothing new under the sun. But ... assuming that there would be no conflict, if not for the 'arrogance' of the European newcomers is a grave mistake. Somehow we don't hear about such debates on the Arab side at that time. Besides, we know from earlier travelers to the Holy Land that it was desolated and the Arab population increased in proportion to the efforts to rebuilt Jewish life in the Land.
- 9:25 PM
from the article: Middle Eastern Jewish thinkers no one remembers