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Originally posted by Rockpuck
Christians also have just as much claim to Israeli territory as Jews and Muslims. Israeli does not recognize relgious preference.. the leaders are Jewish by majority.. which is why the US does not have Islamist or Wiccans in office because the majority is Christian.
Originally posted by Terapin
If you wish to go far back in history to make land claims then I suggest that you immediately vacate your house and return it to those who were there 1000 years ago. If you wish to discuss people being forced from their homes, homes that had been in their families for many generations, forced out at gunpoint and denied any compensation then look to Israel. After W.W.II many Israelis have sued for compensation for the property that was confiscated during the war. However, Israel has refused to offer any compensation to those who were forced from their homes in what is now Israel.
Interesting dichotomy don't you think.
Further, What is now Israel was never a totaly jewish area. It has always been a comunity of mixed peoples. There were people there before the Jewish temples that were neither Jewish nor muslim.
Originally posted by queenannie38
It belongs to no one. No land is owned by anyone, not in truth. That's a ridiculous idea that has shed more blood than even the religious views that use it.