No! regardless of who else ruled the Holy Land (similtaneously a country of unholy politics? ) over previous centuries, Mameluke, Ottoman Turk or British: these only define the various imperial soverignties that ruled this country. All along the forebears of the present day Palestinians were there farming the land, as artisans and merchants in the townships, by far the majority population of the country. They might well of been denied the opportunity to form a soverign state of their own with the ebb and flow of other nation's empires but that would not have prevented this people from having formed an attachment to the country that was and remains more long lived and genuine that that of any of the passing imperiums that ruled.SteveFoerster wrote: ↑Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:02 amThat the waters are inherently muddy essentially was my comment.neverfail wrote: ↑Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:20 amThat remark only muddies the water SF. Unhelpful comment!SteveFoerster wrote: ↑Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:12 pmIt's an interesting question. What land ownership can be considered 100% legitimate in a world where nearly every plot has been stolen time and time again? I don't see an easy answer, although I'll admit that I've thought about it a bit since property rights are one of the pillars of libertarian theory.
Until the Zionist movement so rudely and aggressively wrested it from their grip.
The issue is as clear as a bell.