I disagree with your assertion that Arabs living in Israel today have any connection with former Muslim conquests of the land. The fact that they speak dialects of Arabic is of no consequence. Those dialects are closely aressociated with those spoken by modern Egyptian, Syrian and KSA Arabs. Their family lineages are mostly recent out shoots of those countries. Knowing some facts about them such as their tribal separation and animus clearly indicates that they have no common lineage to any former Muslim unity Umayyad or other.neverfail wrote: ↑Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:27 pmThe legacy of the Umayyads persists to this day in human form by the fact that the Palestinians still use Arabic as their spoken language (presumably too the Arabic written script) and are predominantly Sunni Muslim in religious allegiance (and those Palestinians who are not are Christian). The Crusaders came and went and left behind neither a permanent majority population of Western Christians nor Medieval French as an enduring language; bearing in mind that the Crusader-conquerors were comprised predominantly of French knights). The Ottoman Turks, Sunni Muslims themselves, stayed for around 4 centuries but did not leave Turkish behind as the regional spoken language. Only the heritage of the Umayyards survived the ebb and flow of all of these Empires and endured in the form of the Palestinian people.
Jewish temple? Which one Dagbay? The original temple of King Solomon, which housed the Ark of the Covenant, was despoiled and utterly destroyed by the Chaldeans when they took Jerusalem and subsequently led the Jews off into their (80?) years of captivity in Mesopotamia. To my understanding that wall, known as the Western or wailing wall, was the foundation of a substitute temple built by the (usurper) King Herod the Great a few short decades before Christ was born. Since this latter day substitute never housed the Ark of the Covenant it was, unlike its predecessor, arguably never sanctified; devoid of God's presence.
That temple met the same fate as Solomon's original when the Romans leveled Jerusalem in their effort to quash the Zealot uprising.
Please acknowledge that the Palestinians have a continuous presence in the holy land running back for over 1000 years and that the State of Israel came into being as a result of an unwonted, unsolicited invasion by immigrant Zionist and refugee Jews from Europe beginning late in the 19th century. I consider modern Israel to be an historically young society of immigrants - the youngest of them all trumping even the likes of the USA, Canada and my country in terms of the sheer brevity of time that it has existed. This decidedly New World sort of society brushed aside the existing (gentile, Palestinian) inhabitants as no account people without preemptive rights.
(Even Israel's much admired energy in nation building is the sort one would except to find in a restless society of recent immigrants rather than among a long settled people of hallowed tradition.)
Attempts to establish a link with the inhabitants of the ancient kingdom of Judah (from which the name Jew originates) as a source of legitimacy for the modern Jewish state seem to me to be contrived, dishonest and being based upon wishful thinking doomed to failure.
Jewish connection to the ancestral land of Israel to me is beyond argument. The right of Jews to live in that land is therefore equally undisputable. I do not exclude other people from living in Israel but those must be law abiding individuals. Unlike the Arabs who have effectively censer their countries from all non-Muslims especially Jews and Christians, Israeli Arabs participate in all walks of life in Israel as citizens.