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The Truth about the West Bank

Israel's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs explains the historical facts relating to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

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Published: July 23, 2011

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(23) Yolanda, January 4, 2012 3:45 AM

Why The West Bank belongs to the Jews

The Bible says it belongs to the Jews. Read Genesis 17:19-21, Genesis 15:18 and And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life 1 Kings 4:21. They owned lots more land than they have now, they are due more land than they have per the Bible.

(22) Sparkle, August 24, 2011 4:56 PM

What is the dispute over the West Bank?

There is no dispute over the West Bank of Israel. No grounds for it. If Arabs want to dispute over "a" West Bank, they need to go to Arabia's West Bank. Let's spell it out/THE ARABS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE WRONG WEST BANK! Historically speaking, and though Israel included the East of the Jordan river, history of the beginning of Arabs were birthed there, East of the Jordan River South, far South. I am not saying Arabs can't live in the land of Israel, however, if the Palestinians (as they call themselves) are looking for land to start their own nation, they are looking in the wrong place. Also, if they think they will call it "Palestine" from an original speaking term, they couldn't, for it only applied to those escaping the Arab nation, and coming to a Jewish one, and going through the ritual of becoming Jews. Mr. Ayalon is correct, there never was an Arab Palestine, whose religion was anything else besides Jewish. Historically, they had escaped from a non-Jewish nation of people, and joined with the Hebrews who had crossed over and landed on the West Bank of Israel, coming from the West, that being Egypt, returning to their land after being exiled 400 yrs. The Arabs that had escaped from Moab and Ammom, were leaving behind them Mitzraim and the gods of the Moabites, to return to the first fruits of Lot's original family he came from. Returning, before the fall. Does this sound like the people who call themselves Palestinians today? A few rotten apples in the bucket, like Goliath was in his family.

(21) leo napoli, August 22, 2011 3:20 PM

west bank

newsflash concerning westbank, G-D gave the land to ISRAEL. the ONE and ONLY G-D, the G-D of ISRAEL. and if you dont like that, then you will really not like the fact that Danny Ayalon is right. the land is much more than what we see today. G-D BLESS ISRAEL.

Anonymous, November 13, 2011 5:08 PM

This God gave the land argument only convinces co-religionists

Religious Jews may believe this but not their enemy, and not people of other religions. This argument is insufficient in the modern world. You might argue that Jews have history in the land; that is was their land--but even then God didn't "give" it to them; they won it in battle. Then someone else won it in battle. Then the UN made it possible for the Jews to build a nation there, but they immediately had to win it and defend it in battle. In war, each side believes their God is on their side. In the US football teams beleive it too--and it is the same god usually. But only one side wins.

(20) Edward, August 13, 2011 8:26 PM

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Very good information and well presented.

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