Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Fisk wrong to say Israel built on 'Arab land'

ROBERT Fisk (Online, July 2) implies that all of Israel was built on 'Arab land'. How does land become Arab?

Does land have a voice of its own? Or is it because Arabs have lived on a certain piece of land for a certain amount of time. Watch out, Spain.

I live in Jerusalem, which has been conquered time after time over a period of 3,000 years.

Jews were certainly here during those last 3,000 years and in all parts of present-day Israel, the West Bank and in Gaza as well. But then Christians and Muslims have also been here, together with the Greeks and Romans.

Whose land is it? Fisk calling it Arab land is as legitimate as the Right wing in Israel calling it Jewish land.

AVI LEHRER

Jerusalem

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