Under the Ottoman Empire, jews were under severe restrictions when it came to immigration or purchasing land while at the same time the Ottoman Empire's government flooded the area with Arabs from all four corners of the empire in order to outnumber the jewish settlers.
i thought you were about links.
After the Ottoman Empire lost World War One the British Empire took over the region while the french took over Syria. The British made the offer in 1937 less then 20 years after they captured the territory from the ottomans. Once the Ottomans were pushed out and the Ottoman Empire collapsed to form the Turkish Republic the British occupied the area lifting many if not all of the restrictions faced by the Jews in the area of immigration and land ownership. The Arabs had in most cases been there for a short time 30-60 years
really? 30-60 years? link?
and they outnumbered the Jews because of the restrictions the Ottomans placed. The case could be made that the Israeli people were in the area much earlier then the Arabs and the only reason they were so few in number was due to the frequent occupation and reoccupation of the area by multiple empires and the constant persecution of the Jews by pretty much every body and their mother.
You are stating that the Jews stole the land from the Arabs,
i am stating facts. there are countless documented evidence which show that the zionists took part in a systematic form of ethnic cleansing to make way for greater israel. this is still happening today by way of forced land annexation, home demolitions and illegal government sponsored settlements.
while I challenge that because the Jews were on the land well before the arabs and were forcibly removed in many cases.Being kicked out of their land 500-800 years prior does not negate their ownership as a people, and favourable policies by the occupying regime towards the arabs does not grant them ownership either.
your suspicious use of years, without citing is not going to pass. you also cannot claim that a russian jew who was living in russia and was told to migrate to palestine has more claim to a land that he or his parents or grandparents never set foot in, than an arab and his parents and grandparents who had already been living there for centuries.
your biblical claim to land is not going to fly in the face of reality.
At this point they are fighting for their national survival and I have nothing but respect and support for them.
the sad truth is that according to the perverted israeli laws and to your acceptance, if i converted to judaism, i would have more claim to land annexed (see stolen) by israel in the west bank than a palestinian arab who has been living there for centuries.
Edited by bud, 15 May 2012 - 07:20 AM.