Monday, March 28, 2005

Food for Thought

So, I've been thinking about this for a long time. It won't make a difference, but it makes me feel good. So....

The Arabs claim that our presence here is illegitimate. They deny the fact that Israwel was given by God to the Jews (though it says so in the Quran). They claim we must dismantle the State of Israel because we conquered them. OK. How did they get here? Well, the Arabs conquered Byzantine Palestine at the
Battle of Yarmuk in 636 CE. The Byzantines, of course, were merely the Eastern Roman Empire. The Romans conquered Israel from the Hasmoneans in 63 BCE. The Jews, of course, had had autonomy under the Persian Empire, which conquered the Babylonians in 539 BCE. The Babylonians conquered Judaea from...the Jews, who had taken it (by divind mandate) from the Canaanites. So, if conquest is illegitimate, so is theirs. If we move backwards, the only people who are identifiably original inhabitants and who were conquered are...the Jews.

So, no matter how you cut it. Eretz Yisrael belongs to us.


At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Maria said...

Even from a secular point of view, did you read the article I linked to (bet you didn't!).

At 11:46 PM, Blogger Greg said...

I like the fact that you took the time to track settlement in Eretz Yisrael all the way back to the Canaanites. I feel that intricate research and at least basic knowledge are a must where politics are concerned. Kol ha'kavod and shavua tov!

At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a website that may be of some interest to some of your readers. Within the pages of the Bible, you will find numerous passages pertaining to the ancient history of Mesopotamia. I have done and extensive study on the genealogy of the Bible and created a database that contains the information of every individual mentioned. I used numerous other history sites to compile and expand the information of the surrounding areas at the time of each Bible character. You will be able to see all the Egyptian dynasties, Babylonians, Assyrians, Sumerians and many more. If you are interested, you can find this information at


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