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Holy Land Conflict: No Peace Among Wolves

Nevirim Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 7:43 AM
Interesting argument, who really owns the land? This depends on your "world view" and it equally plays on either evolution or Biblical principles. If on the one hand if you claim those living in the Land that was Mesopotamia, and more specifically the Canaanites tribes, prior to the coming of the Hebrews do you claim "ownership" by the Canaanites? Is this based on Biblical authenticity and history or do you lean towards evolution? If evolution then there is no right to the land, in fact any land! It's all the result of "chance" and the power to dominate one's surroundings. If anything Darwin believed in the Power of the "strongest" to over come. So if evolution is your paradigm only those with the power to "occupy the land" and hold it
Bondman60 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 8:09 AM
Nevirim - There are no more Canaanites. No people who inhabited the Land of Israel prior to the Jewish Nation exist today. Even if the world would agree that the Land of Israel belongs to "Canaanites", there would be nobody decended from that people to whom the land could be handed over to. So, really, there is only one possibility: The Land of Israel is the ancestral homleand of the Jewish People.
Nevirim Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 7:53 AM
has the "right" to the Land. If on the other hand you have a leaning towards a Biblical perspective still claiming that the Canaanites have the right to the land before Israel, then you have to talk to the "Original Creator!" After all it was He who created all the Earth and it was He that established the Nations including their lands and borders. He also decrees which nation exist and which nations are removed. As he is the creator and "Land Owner" he has the right to decree what land is or isn't a possession to Israel, or to the Ishmaelites. These are the only two positions you can argue from.

At times, complicated issues are most clearly understood in simple terms. Speaking before the Knesset in 2006, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu captured, in two brief sentences, that which lies at the heart of the ongoing, centuries-old Arab-Israeli conflict: “The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms, there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms, there would be no more war.”

Indeed, how does one peacefully co-exist with those whose singular obsession is that one should not exist at all? Can a Jewish people who simply wish to live in...