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Originally posted by Skyfloating
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
Palestine as a country is an invention of recent times.
The "land-loss" picture has been posted and debunked many times. It assumes that the entire country was "Palestine" which it wasn't. Palestine as a country is an invention of recent times.
. . . something that israel will never have nor any israeli ever be.
Originally posted by Rafe_
Israelis never had to built israel from dirt.
Modern agriculture developed in the late nineteenth century, when Jews began settling in the land. They purchased land which was mostly semi-arid, although much had been rendered untillable by deforestation, soil erosion and neglect. They set about clearing rocky fields, constructing terraces, draining swampland, reforesting, counteracting soil erosion, and washing salty land. Since independence in 1948, the total area under cultivation has increased from 408,000 acres (1,650 km2) to 1,070,000 acres (4,300 km2), while the number of agricultural communities has increased from 400 to 725. Agricultural production has expanded 16 times, three times more than population growth.