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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 02:52 AM
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135. And that means exactly what?
I'm not being facetious. Really, what does "having a long history there" mean, after two thousand thousand years? What's the statute of limitations on who gets to recreate their countries?

If you support Israel on basis that there used to be a Jewish kingdom there several thousand years ago, should you then accept the recreation of the Confederate states of America, which existed far more recently? How about the Ottoman empire, should it be reconstituted?

How about the opposite? Should a state with little history then be turned over to people who have a greater claim to it? Should New Zealand dissolve its government and let the Maori rule? Should Turkestan and Tajikistan be absorbed into Iran, since they've been Persian much, much longer than they were Tajik or Turkoman? should israel become part of Egypt, if this is the case? or should it become part of Lebanon? Hard to tell if the egyptians or Canaanites have elder claim on that turf, after all, it gets a little murky back i nthe days before literacy.

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