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    • Jasmine
    • 23.03.10 | 16:38 (IST)

    *only* eight hundred thousand souls." The Innocents Abroad, p. 203 of the same book. So Mark Twain is not necessarily the best source for such information. Yes it seems only by you to deny the truth. As for describing Palestine as a barren desert it should be noted that Mark Twain`s visit occurred during the middle of the hot Mediterranean summer. As for the desert and climate in particular:What has changed since then and how the Jews managed to make the desert bloom?it takes know how and dedication which the Arabs lacked. Yet as Mark Twain entered the cities of Nablus and Jaffa, even he stated: "The narrow canyon in which Nablous, or Shechem, is situated, in under high cultivation, and the soil is exceedingly black and fertile. Firstly Mark Twain also said the same about the environs.i.e Syria as well. All well to find fertile land,but what of the few inhabitants unable to profit from its fertility through ignorance being satisfied with their few sheep/kettle and TENTS.? If you want to change the truth,we are not surprised.You just take one section of the book and present it here to contradict what exactly Mark Twain found/said.

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