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    • AriOren
    • 26.12.11 | 16:57 (IST)

    Sorry Muhannad, you're not entirely correct on that one. Israelis did exist, they just didn't have that name. Jews have always been known as the Nation of Israel. In fact, they were Israel until the start of the diaspora 2000 years ago, then we became "Jews" after the tribe of Judea. Modern Palestinians are decedents of Arab conquerors who invaded roughly 1400 years ago (meaning Arabs did not reside there for "thousands of years"). Additionally, many Palestinians today are decedents of Sahaladin's army, who were actually Kurdish. The name "Palestine" comes from the Romans who named provinces in Latin. A province in Northern Africa was simply named Africa, but does that mean that it's the focal point of Africa now? No.

    from the article: Sheldon Adelson to Birthright group: Gingrich is right to call Palestinians 'invented people'
    First published 09:26 26.12.11 | Last updated 09:26 26.12.11
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