Monday, September 13, 2004

And God has nothing to do with it

This op-ed spells it out as clear as day: Israel belongs to whoever can conquer it and keep it. Quite apart from treaties signed and deals made. Certainly for the Jews this is valid: The land is yours for as long as you choose to hold on to it. Give it up, or get defeated in a war, and you loose it.
The previous owner/occupiers of Israel included, if you count backward in time from today:

 The Jews, who conquered Judea, Samaria, and Gaza (which Israel calls Yesha) during the 1967 war. Israel used to control the Sinai peninsula following the 1973 war, but some stupid Israeli politician handed it back to Egypt due to the influence of another equally stupid US president. But that's another story for another day. Israel also conquered the Golan Heights from Syria. Judea and Samaria were conquered from:

 The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which was set up by international agreement to be the original "Palestinian" homeland that Yasser Arafat and company have been bitching about for the last 40+ years.

 The Jews took over Israel formally in May, 1948 from:

 England, who took it over in 1917 from:

 The Ottoman Turks, who took over Palestine in 1517 from:

 The Mamluks, Turkish and Circassian slave-soldiers headquartered in Egypt, in 1250 took Palestine over from:

 The Ayyubi dynasty, the descendants of Saladin, the Kurdish Muslim leader who in 1187 took Jerusalem and most of Palestine from:

 The European Christian Crusaders, who in 1099 conquered Palestine from:

 The Seljuk Turks, who ruled Palestine in the name of:

 The Abbasid Caliphate of Baghdad, which in 750 took over the sovereignty of the entire Near East from:

 The Umayyad Caliphate of Damascus, which in 661 inherited control of the Islamic lands from:

 The Arabs of Arabia, who in the first flush of Islamic expansion conquered Palestine in 638 from:

 The Byzantines, who upon the division of the Roman Empire in 395, inherited Palestine from:

 The Romans, who in 63 BC took it over from:

 The last Jewish kingdom, which during the Maccabee rebellion from 168 to 140 BC won control of the land from:

 The Hellenistic Greeks, who under Alexander the Great in 333 BC conquered the Near East from:

 The Persian empire, which under Cyrus the Great in 639 BC freed Jerusalem and Judah from:

 The Babylonian empire, which under Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC took Jerusalem and Judah from:

 The Jews, who conquered the land starting about 1400 BC from:

 The Canaanites, who had inhabited the land for thousands of years before they were dispossessed by the Israelites.

Who Will Conquer Israel Next?
Who will conquer Israel next? If there is another conqueror, Israel will have no one to appeal to, and no one to blame but itself. And giving away pieces of land voluntarily is the beginning of the end.
Israel owns the land.

And the Philistines may leave. Or take an oath of loyalty, become Israelis by adoption and live in peace with the Jewish state of Israel.

Or die.

I really don't care which.

The Jews will own the land until they're conquered. Or until somebody in the Israeli government is stupid enough to force its citizens to leave the land.

Uh-oh. I forgot.

Israel's present government has been stupid enough to start forcing its citizens to leave the land. They're making them leave Gaza, which is part of the historic land.
The Jews are handing the noose to the modern Philistines. Keep this up, and they will have no one to blame but themselves.


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