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    • bronxite10
    • 01.10.09 | 01:30 (IST)

    Very clever comment, Indigenous, but the 7,000 year residence claim, to the extent it is not humorous hyperbole, is intellectually dishonest. The claim that Palastinians have simply been "indigenous" for all time belies all the different peoples that have been in the neighborhood since the Jews were forced out around 135 CE. Those people included Romans, Byzantines, Persians, various Arabs peoples, various Turkic peoples, and others. Rather than take refuge in self serving myth, why is it not possible for Palastinains to say that at this point they constitute a people as do Jews and that Jews and Arabs should live in two states side by side in mutual respect? Why is this so easy for many Jews to say and so hard for most Palastinains? When, if ever, will Palastinains exchange beligerence and the self denigration that lies at the heart of extravagant claims for self respect and mutual respect?

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