Getting to the bottom of the Middle East issue. Who actually owns the land the Palestinians and Jews are fighting for? Both claim it is rightfully theirs. Both are willing to die for this real estate.
"The Jews also claim the land is theirs, based on three facts: 1. Archeology 2. History 3. The Bible
1. Archeology reveals the Jews occupied the land of Israel first. Archeologists have uncovered pottery, coins and ancient cities that prove the Jews inhabited this land 3,000 years ago. These discoveries prove that Jews were the original occupants of the Land of Israel.
2. History documents the Jews were there first and the longest. History proves that the Jews occupied the Land of Israel for thousands of years. Abraham was in the land in 2,000 B.C. A thousand years later a famine drove them to Egypt where they lived for about 500 years. They returned to dwell in this land until the Babylonians exiled them for about 50 years. They returned to the land and dwelt there until the Roman Empire conquered the Jews and dispersed them in 70 A.D. and in 135 A.D. But there was always a Jewish presence in the land. bout 700 years ago, the Turks, who took over and ruled the land up until about World War One, had control. Then the British conquered the land. They promised the Jews a homeland in 1917. That promise was kept in 1948, when the flag of Israel was raised on May 14.Senator Inhofe asked his fellow U.S. senators, "Did you know that Saudi Arabia was not created until 1913, Lebanon until 1920? Iraq did not exist as a nation until 1932, Syria until 1941. The borders of Jordan were established in 1946 and Kuwait in 1961. Any of these nations that would say Israel is only a recent arrival would have to deny their own rights as recent arrivals as well.
3. The Bible says the Jews are there by Divine decree. It is impossible to believe the Bible and have any doubts that God has given a Divine title deed to the Jews. The Lord made a covenant with Abraham in which he gave him the land: "And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever (Genesis 13:14-15).
Again God said to Abraham: "And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God (Genesis 17:7-8).
The covenant with Abraham's seed was through his son Isaac, and his children the Jews: "But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year. And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham" (Genesis 17:21-22).
The Christian New Testament repeats this: "Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise" (Galatians 4:28).In fact, the Jews Divine title deed awards them all the land from the Nile to the Euphrates: "The Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates" (Genesis 15:18). This is not a political battle at all. It is a contest over whether or not the word of God is true." It is also a contest over whether archeology is true and history is true.