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Originally posted by LordKnowaLot
shame that i live in the middle east. so, i wouldnt have to read a book. I hope someone writes a book that will make some sense about the region though. not many around.
Originally posted by dooper
So, according to most of the posters here, anyone could come in, say this was once ours, you get off, and I'd have to go.
Originally posted by Persicoana
I cannot see the value of giving up Israel. It is an exporter of food in this world when food is growing scarce. The place would return to a desert in a heartbeat if the Israeli's left and then we would have to ship out aid for even more people. At least Israel does have an Arab Minority and supports them even when there is racial tension.
By the year 2020, Israel's population is expected to grow by 42 percent, to 8.5 million. This will cause huge increases in demand for agricultural produce and products; but urban use of land and water will also increase enormously.
In 2020 only half the amount of fresh water allocated to agriculture today (around 700 million cubic meters a year) will be available for this purpose and the amount of suitable land available for farming (360,000 hectares) will be 18 percent less than at present. www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org...
The kibbutz movement was motivated in part by the Marxian dictum of "from each according to his abilities to each according to his needs".
Utopian socialistic experiments like the kibbutz movement, and countries that tried to create large-scale efficient socialism, all failed...
Also the place would descend into a bloodbath. Hezbollah, Hamas and Fatah would all strive for power causing huge civil wars. Egypt, Syria and Jordan would likely invade causing even more bloodshed.
Jews to Reclaim Land in Jordan?
by Maayana Miskin
(IsraelNN.com) The Israel Land Fund, a group dedicated to restoring Jewish property in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, is reportedly looking east. According to AFP, the organization plans to begin buying historically Jewish properties in Jordan as well.
Many Jews purchased land in what is now Jordan during the British Mandate, when such land was seen primarily as part of the greater Land of Israel. In 1946 Jordan declared independence as an Arab, Muslim country.
Originally posted by Masonwatcher
With regards to your allegations against Egypt, Syria and Jordan, it is complete nonsense and has no basis on reality. In fact, Israel is now making claims on Jordanian territory now on land it claims were owned by Jews when the area was occupied by the Britain. Strangely enough this land is includes rivers and headwaters.