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    • Brad
    • 17.01.10 | 20:18 (IST)

    How did you arrive at 1000 years? Why not 2000 years or 53 years? Here is the thing. if there are Peoples who lived in the area that pre-dated you guys, then there is a principled basis for saying that you are trespassing. So, yes, we Canadians are trespassing, so are the Americans, so are the rest of the Nations in the Western Hempisphere, most of the northern hemisphere, the Aussies, the Kiwis, the Japanese, etc. If you pick on Israel, who unlike all these other Nations, actually pre-dated the Pals as opposed to the indigenous peoples of these other nations, at a minimum you would think that integrity, consistency, requires that all these other countries leave (to where I don't know). Historically, asking Jews to leave their homeland, with some exceptions, has been a recipe for slaughter of Jews. In short, of all the countries in the world where there are disputes involving conflicting claim to territory of Peoples, the Israelis probably have the strongest historical case.

    from the article: Turkey: Israel is strategic ally with shared interests
    First published 10:25 17.01.10 | Last updated 22:30 17.01.10
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