In the Rocky Mountain News today there was a very one-sided opinion piece written about Palestine. I had to add my two-cents. I'm quite sure it will not get posted so I added it below:
"It is important to note Palestine is not mentioned in the Bible or the Quran, at all. Why? Because it didn't exist until sometime during the Islamic Ottoman Empire which expanded their Islamic hegemony into that region. This empire collapsed and gave the outside world opportunities to right some wrongs.
Israel, on the other hand, is mentioned in the Bible and the Quran. Their right to their land is also mentioned in both books. To ignore this is quite disrespectful.
Most Christian Americans support Israel out of their biblical obligation. Do not underestimate this obligation as it runs very deep. Christians make up roughly 85% or so of this fine and beautiful country.
In 1948, when the UN created a two state solution it was the Middle East who refused to recognize Israel's right to land and to also create a separate state for Palestine, at the same time. Let me say it again, the Middle East refused to create a separate state for the Palestine people. They have lived in a poor state of existence as a result. But it is not Israel's fault. This is solely the Middle East's fault for failing to recognizing Israel's right to exist.
It is the Middle East who does not respect our biblical text and the Children of Israel. They also are ignoring the Quranic text that supports Israel and their land.
It is the nature of the Islamic world to seek to rule over that what is sacred to Christians and the Jewish people and all religions, for that matter. Islam claims to be the final religion, Jesus is not the son of God, and the Jewish people are wrong. The Islamic world only see events through Islamic eyes - to the exclusion of all others. There is no room for compromise.
Christianity and the Jewish religion and their land of origin far pre-dates Islam.You need to do more homework here.
Shame on you.
Update: April 16: I just checked and as I suspected by comment was not added to the article.
Update 12/24/08: I got an interesting comment today. I thought you would like to know where it came from:
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