Monday, December 6, 2010


88. Only during the empire of David and Solomon, did the Jews ever control some of Palestine. The empire lasted 70 years ending in 926 BC. Some 250 years later the Kingdom of Judah had shrunk to a small province round Jerusalem. Yet the Jews solemnly pretend they still own Palestine. (name derived from Greek 'Philistine').After the great Muslim expansion about 650 AD Arabs as well as a small minority of Jews have lived there for more than 1300 years in complete peace and harmony together. I wonder if the world would have ever seen a stranger sight than a group of people seriously pretending to claim a land because their ancestors happened to live there some 2000 years ago. Remember Palestine is also the birthday of Jesus Christ and Christianity. But would any Christian nation to-day claim it on that account. The Jewish 'religious claim' to Palestine is as absurd as the 'historic claim'. The Holy Places, sacred to the great religions, must be open to all of them.