World: The Legacy of Abraham's Children

THE historical area known as Palestine was originally bounded to the west by the Mediterranean Sea and to the south by the Sinai Desert. To the north it included a sliver of Lebanon and to the east it stretched beyond the Jordan River. Today, Israel holds most of the territory.

Jewish domination in Palestine diminished after the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, and in the Diaspora most Jews were ultimately scattered. The Bible notes that Palestine had been promised to the "seed of Abraham." This properly applies to Arabs as...

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