Jewish Settlements

Jewish Settlements

Jewish Settlement

Jewish Settlement, West Bank

Despite their fortress-like appearance, Jewish settlements like this one near the Bethlehem checkpoint have homes with modern comforts for its Jewish residents. Also near Bethlehem is a refugee camp for the displaced Palestinians, who live in far inferior conditions. Palestinian refugee camps are among the most densely populated places in the world.

Is that fair to those Palestinians?

Of course not.

To whom does the land belong?

In the Bible, God gave all of it to the Jews - "From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory" (Joshua 2:4) - and commanded Israel to clear the land, which had been pathologically and spiritually ruined by such pagan abominations as bestiality and parents burning alive their own children as human sacrifices in satanic pagan rituals (see Israel Museum).

But when the twelve tribes of Israel disobeyed God and kept the inhabitants of the land in effect as their slave labor force, God declared to Israel that He "will not drive them out before you; but they shall be thorns in your side" (Judges 2:3), and forbade the Jews from mistreating non-Jews, whom they were to love as themselves:

"And if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God" (Leviticus 19:33-34).

Jews and Palestinians both claim the same land as theirs. Is there a solution that will satisfy both of them?

There is, as below: