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A short history of Palestine...

What is quoted below is some dude in some community's statement about the history of the Holy Land. I found what he said CRIME TO HISTORY so much that I have an entire (abridged) history of the land. It was so long to wrote and I'm so happy with it that I decided to share it:



"keep in mind that the Jews controlled that land from about 1100BC up until Rome occupied it, even then, the culture was primarily jewish. After the fall of Constantinople in the 500sAD(I think) the Jews again had control, up until the sacking of the desert tribes by Mohammad's grandson in the late 800s/early 900s.

This is so OFF that I don't even know where to start.

First, you forget to mention that prior to the Jews, the native Canaanites and Philistines were there.

Dude... the fall of Constantinople was in 1453... NOT the 500's. Bro, I don't know how you can get that wrong... your almost ONE THOUSAND YEARS off. In 70 AD. there was a Jewish revolt against Roman control (which had been taken over from the Greeks who previously ruled the Holy Land. Then before them, the Persians and Babylonians variously had control. The Holy Land was FAR FROM stable even then... actually... the Hebrews ruled themselves for a relatively short time frame) and they were expelled from Jerusalem and the Jews that remained hid. Palestine was under Byzantine (more accurately "Eastern Roman"... The Byzantine Empire is simply the Roman Empire after Constantine moved the capital from Rome to Byantium in the 4th century which he renamed "Constantinople") control until the end of the 6th century when the Persians briefly occupied it. Then came the Arab Muslims in the beginning of the 7th century (Palestine was one of the first territories to go under Arab control). Then I believe it was the 12th century that the Seljuk Turks took Palestine. Then about a century later came the Crusades when the Latins briefly controled Palestine. Then under Salahdin Palestine was returned to Turkish Control. Then when the Ottoman Turks arose out of the Suljuks in Asia minor they took Constantinople in May of 1453. Palestine came under Ottoman control and remained Ottoman until WWI When the Ottoman Empire Fell apart, and the Middle East was carved up to for each European country. Britain got Palestine. Meanwhile, the first Zionist congress had already been held by Theodore Hertzel in I think it was something like 1897 to determine a "homeland" for Jews, and it was a choice between Argentina and Palestine. They chose Palestine, and already started moving in with the intention of populating the Holy Land with Jews to make their own nation eventually (this is why there was the oh so famous cummunes, the "kibutz"). Then after WWII Britain (who had already promised the Palestinians a nation) promised the Jews a nation. the UN decided to split it 50/50... but the Jews would have that and decided to instead take what they wanted (which was quite more than what the UN gave them), so in 1948 started a revolution, and there you have it, the birth of the modern state of Israel. Then in 1967 in a preemptive strike (much like the American invasion of Iraq) Israel went to war with Syria, Egypt, and Jordan. They took the West Bank from Jordan (including East Jerusalem... the Old City), The Golan Hieghts from Syria, and the The Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt. They eventually gave the Sinai Peninsula back, but Israel still illegally occupies the other three territories. They eventually started settlements (little Jewish colonies) in the occupied territories. They even moved their captital to a part of occupied territory (from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem), which is against the modern rules of warfare.

And there is my abridged version of the History of Canaan/Kingdom of Israel/Judah/Samaria/Palestine/The Modern State of Israel/the Palestinian Territories.

I dont know who taught you that crap about the Jews getting it back in the 500s until the 900s when the Arabs came. Or the worst on yet, that "Constantinople fell in the 500s". Whoever did, I'd like to slap them, for they are the worst offense to history I ever heard of."
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