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    • Shlomo Patel
    • 30.05.12 | 12:44 (IDT)

    This is as ingcongruous as saying that descendents of the Norse who settled in Dublin in 1st millennium CE belong not in Ireland or the Scottish Isles, but back in Norway, where they originated from. It's like saying that the Scots who settled Western Scotland belong in Northern Ireland. It's like saying that Anglo-Saxons who settled England from the 4th-5th century CE onwards belong back in the Baltic. You simply cannot arbitrarily choose a time period (e.g. Levantine Bronze Age) and demand that its imagined descendents living elsewhere today return to the territory as it was defined back then. Capital of ancient Israel was Shomron, not Jerusalem. Capital of ancient Judea was Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv used to be an Egyptian garrison. Do you want that returned to the Egyptians? How about Be'er Sheva? Do you want that returned to Abi Melech of the Philistines? It was clearly under his control when Avraham Avinu passed through on his way to Egypt?

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