Israel true pioneers vs the Palestinian myth: Just ask Mark Twain

In this short but revealing video, we have the privilege to see a series of aerial pictures taken of some areas of the land of Israel in 1907, and then again in 1974. Put side by side, these photos reveal how Jews showed resilience to bring that desolate part of the world into a garden of life. If Israel is such a nice place today, it is precisely because of the hard work and dedication of these brave Jews who struggled against all odds to make it into a small paradise. Look at the pictures. Those of 1907 show a dry and rocky land where nothing exists, while those of today show cities, neighbourhoods, trees and life. Famous 19th century writer Mark Twain made a trip to Palestine. In his writings, he says that for complete days he couldn’t meet anyone while walking throughout the country. If Palestine is such a precious piece of land for the Muslims and the « Palestinians », how come they were not living there when the Jews slowly established themselves in the second half of the 19th century? If it is so important to them, how come throughout all history of the Ottoman Empire and of Islam they have not installed themselves permanently in Palestine, from the conquest in the 7th century until the creation of the State of Israel in 1947? For a people that pretends that this piece of territory is so sacred and crucial, it is definitely strange. Maybe it has to do with the fact that Jerusalem is not mentioned a single time in the Koran…But now that the Israelis have succeeded in making the land flourish and give fruit, now they want to live on it, now the « Palestinian refugees » want to « go back » as if they ever were there in the first place… Curious how circumstances influence one’s sens of ownership and citizenship…

Israel True Pioneers Vs Palestinian Myths

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