The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall between 1948 and 1967. . Following the UN decision on Partition in 1948, the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders, promising to purge the land of Jews. That's a lot of information I did not know before. . One sometimes sees 640, because the Muslim armies withdrew for a time fearing approach of Byzantine navy and/or Iranian armies... Goodness! If an area belonged to us 500 years ago but never since then, it should belong to us -- it is the Cradle of our Nation. Other farming villages followed in rapid succession. When the Messiah comes, His kingdom will be a world kingdom. There will be no more war and bloodshed. Israel never ceases to fill me with amazement. (According to the Turkish census of 1875, by that time Jews already constituted a majority of the population of Jerusalem and by 1905 comprised two-thirds of its citizens. . There are essentially no important difference between Palestinians and Jews. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost. . Your item 11. The heavy burden of taxation, coming on top of chronic indebtedness to money-lenders, drove a growing number of farmers to place themselves under the protection of men of wealth or of the Moslem religious endowment fund (Waqf), with the result that they were eventually compelled to give up their title to the land, if not their actual residence upon and cultivation of it. From the above table it will be seen that the proportion of the land purchased from large (usually absentee) owners ranged from about 50 to 90 per cent. 422–23). Do the Palestinians? Official records show that in 1933 £854,796 was paid by Jewish individuals and organizations for Arab land, mostly large estates; in 1934 the figure was £1,647,836 and in 1935, £1,699,488. The only political ally on the side of Israel is the United States – and many in Washington are wavering. Palistine is the modern pronunciation of Philistine, whose murder and displacement by the Jews we celebrate as the intent of God. In contrast to these declines or comparatively slight increases in exclusively Arab-inhabited areas, in the Nazareth, Beit Shean, Tiberias and Acre districts—where large-scale Jewish settlement and rural development was underway—the figure rose from 89,600 in 1922 to some 151,000 in 1938 (by about 4.5 per cent per annum, compared with a natural increase rate of 2.5–3 per cent). No wonder the Jews have ill feelings toward historic Christianity. That claim is repeated in Joel 3:2: “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.”, Both of these verses pronounce a judgment upon the Gentile nations of the world for their part in denying the Jews a right to live in HIS land. Please note, the writer of this Psalm emphasized two important points. Palestinians have claimed that the land is theirs, that the Jews have no right to even one square foot of it, though the area had been under the control of the Turkish government for some 400 years – not Palestinian control. . The U.N. record on Israel and the Arabs of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel -- notwithstanding the fact that the Arabs refused to participate in the 15 nation United Nations Commission of Palestine which recommended partition in 1948 and sought immediately to undo its work by force of arms. Among the continents, however, there is one special area to which God lays a unique claim. They have obtained their present possessions gradually and, in great measure, by driving out the fellahin (peasants), destroying their villages and reducing their rich corn-fields to pasturage.” (p. On one occasion he wrote, “The Jews deserve the most severe penalties. More than half of the land was irrigable, and, according to the British experts, eight dunams of irrigated land per capita (or 50–60 dunams per family) were sufficient to enable a family to maintain itself on the land. One day God will bring an eternal peace to the nations of the world. Do they not also have a claim to the land? The Arab case against Israel, in the matter of Jewish land purchases, rests mainly on two claims: (1) that the Palestinian Arab farmer was peacefully and contentedly working his land in the latter part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th when along came the European Jewish immigrant, drove him off his land, disrupted the normal development of the country and created a vast class of landless, dispossessed Arabs; (2) that a small Jewish minority, owning an even smaller proportion of Palestinian lands (5 per cent as against the Arabs’ 95 per cent ), illegally made itself master of Palestine in 1948. . If all these measure are unsuccessful, the Christian princes should have the duty of driving the Jews from their lands as they would rabid dogs.”. During World War II, the Arab population influx mounted apace, as is attested by the UNRWA Review, Information Paper No. Well, first of all He is a covenant-keeping God. And yet, the position of Palestine’s farmers was a precarious one, for there were constant blood-feuds between families, clans and entire villages, as well as periodic incursions by rapacious Bedouin tribes, such as the notorious Ben Sakk’r, of whom H. B. Tristram (The Land of Israel: A Journal of Travels in Palestine, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1865) wrote that they “can muster 1,000 cavalry and always join their brethren when a raid or war is on the move. The result was a growing neglect of the soil and a flight from the villages, with a mounting concentration of lands in the hands of a small number of large landowners, frequently residing in such distant Arab capitals as Beirut and Damascus, Cairo and Kuwait. Arab refugees began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel. .The sanitary conditions in the village were horrible. The Encyclopaedia Britannica of 1910 gives the population figure as 60,000, of whom 40,000 were Jews.). It is the central theme of the prophetic Scriptures and, therefore, has a very practical application for the citizens of every nation in the world. Another major factor in the rapid growth of the Arab population was, of course, the rate of natural increase, among the highest in the world. . How can one be more emphatic than that? Just who owns the land? 4.The only Arab domination since the conquest in 635 C.E. Ah, but the Arabs also claim to be descendants of Abraham. Most of the people now calling themselves Palestinian are Egyptian. For twenty years (from 1914 to 1934) the Huleh Concession—some 57,000 dunams of partly swamp-infested but potentially highly fertile land in north-eastern Palestine—was in Arab hands. Posted on 12/05/2001 7:50:45 PM PST by 100American. It's at. Historic Christianity has believed that the Jewish people were responsible for the crucifixion of Christ and were thus guilty of the most terrible crime of all – the murder of God, Himself. It is also true of Israel. . The apostle Paul said basically the same thing when he spoke to the men of Athens in Acts 17:26: “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.”. Of these, 2,607 were rejected on the ground that they did not come within the category of landless Arabs. created on December 25, 1901, to ensure that land would be purchased for the Jewish workers who were to be personally responsible for its cultivation. Gaza’s population actually decreased from 17,426 in 1922 to 17,045 in 1931. He will eradicate all disease and death. Regardless of our nationality or background, we owe a spiritual debt to the Jewish people that can never be calculated. . . It's just that some are in different stages of hysteric denial. Here, God emphatically calls the land of Israel His land. Jewish land purchase in Palestine refers to the acquisition of land in Mandatory Palestine by Jews from the 1880s until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E., two thousand years before the rise of Islam. The prophecies do not differ, however, from the original covenant. Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank and autonomy under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied their police and security forces with weapons. Here are 20 conveniently overlooked facts that give some perspective to the current Middle East situation. Purchases of land by Jews in the hill country had always been very small and, according to the investigations by Mr. French, of 71 applications by Arabs claiming to be landless, 68 were turned down.