Originally Posted by Frank777
Again, there has never, ever been a country on the planet named Palestine.
The 'Palestinians' you refer to are culturally and scientifically identical to the Jordanians next door.
The only reason that the people resident in the disputed region - which the Bible calls Judea and Samaria - are being denied citizenship in a Greater Jordan is that it is inconvenient for the current rulers of Jordan to acknowledge them, and it is more convenient for the Arab world to use the existence of Israel as a scapegoat for its problems.
Even outside the Bible, virtually every great world empire in history (Persia, Greece, Rome and Britain) has a record of Israel's claim to that land.
That an Arab population moved in after Jews were exiled from their homes and hunted around the world is not really an issue when the entire Arab world remains at their disposal.
This is daft. Actually it's worse than that. This one sidedness is what's making this so hostile between peoples that for a long time lived in relative peace with one another. Both of these peoples are from that area, and both have a right to be there.
Here's just a small section of wikipedia-
"Palestine was conquered by the Islamic Empire, beginning in 634 CE. In 636 CE, the Battle of Yarmouk during the Muslim conquest of Syria symbolized the complete Muslim takeover of the region, which was regarded as Bilad a-Sham (Greater Syria). The word 'Arab at the time referred to Bedouin, nomads with an Arabian ancestry. The local population, engaged in farming, which was considered demeaning, were called Nabaț, referring to Aramaic speaking villagers. A ḥadīth, brought in the name of a Muslim freedman who settled in Palestine ordered them not to settle in the villages, for he who abides in villages it is as if he abides in graves.' In 661 CE, with the assassination of Ali, Muawiyah I became the uncontested Caliph of the Islamic World after being crowned in Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock, completed in 691, was the world's first great work of Islamic architecture."