Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by JStone, Apr 14, 2012.
Forbidden Love On Gaza Beach
I don't get your point with this thread....that not many people go on holiday in a war zone?
If Palestine ever does become a safer place to visit, it'll have huge tourist potential. Stunning beaches in Gaza, and a lot to see in cities like Jericho and Ramallah. I've spent a bit of time on beaches just north of Gaza, and would like to travel down that coast some day.
Maybe I missed it, but, where is this fictional land of palestine found in the Old Testament, New Testament or Quran?
All I see is Israel, about 2500 times
Maybe I missed it - but where do Canada, Italy or Germany appear in the bible?
Germany, as a concept, did not exist until 1871 - making it by any standard around a millenium younger than Palestine. Ditto Italy, and ditto Canada.
No one questions that Palestinian Arabs have lived in towns like Acco, Ramallah and Jaffa for well over a thousand years, and for much of that thousand years formed more than 90% of the local population of that land.
Were Canada, Italy or Germany located in the Near East during Biblical times?
You have an archaeological record of any ancient "Palestinian Arab" civilization in Israel?
No, I didn't think so. Now, run along.
Congratulations on having what was not a particularly difficult point to get.
NO nation states existed in the time of the bible. Not one.
Most cities and regions mentioned in the bible never became nation states.
Hence, using the bible as the basis for the legitimacy of nation states is about as much use as using the bible as a basis for buying iPads or sneakers.
Again - Palestinians haved lived in the Levant for well over 1,000 years, during which time they formed more than 90% of the population. If you do not consider this a basis for the formation of a legitimate state, please explain why you do consider Italy to be legitimate.
Yes, of course!!!
At Akko, at Jericho and at Jaffa there are archeological records dating back well over 1,000 years. Also at Sidon and Tyre in Southern Lebanon.
You were supposed to provide an archaeological record for this fictional ancient palestinian arab civilization in Israel.
Whatcha got, champ? If nothing, then ,just run along and we'll call it a FAIL
Well, this text dates Akko back to around 3,000 BC. Is that old enough for you?!
"The port city of Akko (also known as Acre) is located on a promontory at the northern end of Haifa Bay. The earliest city was founded during the Bronze Age at Tel Akko (in Arabic Tel el-Fukhar mound of the potsherds), just east of the present-day city. Akko is mentioned in ancient written sources as an important city on the northern coast of the Land of Israel. The wealth of finds, including remains of fortifications uncovered in the excavations at Tel Akko, attest to the long and uninterrupted occupation of the site during biblical times.
The ancient site of Akko was abandoned during the Hellenistic period. A new city named Ptolemais, surrounded by a fortified wall, was built on the site of present-day Akko. The Romans improved and enlarged the natural harbor in the southern part of the city, and constructed a breakwater, thus making it one of the main ports on the eastern Mediterranean coast."
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