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"Nor was George H.W. Bush when Israel refused to halt settlement construction." And that proved effective--not.

Can we please address little known archeology--like:

Israeli archaeologists (e.g., I. Finkelstein, N. Silberman, Z. Hawass, Z. Herzog, W. Denver, et al.) now agree that there was no Exodus, no Joshua invasion, and that the proto-Israelites were native Canaanites living in the highlands of Palestine/Canaan.

Ergo: No Moses, Abraham, covenant or Promised Land, just propaganda created 700 years after the "Moses era" to create a legacy for the benefit of a group based in Jerusalem circa 500 BC. Also, the same archaeologists now agree that the great united kingdom of David and Solomon circa 980-930 BC is a fairy tale. Archaeology now shows that the backwater state of Judah in this era had a population of about 5,000 people spread over approximately twenty-five villages, including Jerusalem, and that Jerusalem in that era had no walls, no monumental buildings and was mostly illiterate.

Also, that David and Solomon were mere chieftains, with maybe fifty warriors to their names. This is now established fact (read, for example, The Bible Unearthed, by Finkelstein).

So if the Zionist claim to Palestine does not rest on the Bible or the mostly fictitious legends of the united kingdom, we are left with who ran Palestine after Solomon and David (who killed his own son, according to their own legends).

History shows that most of the area was run by other nations, such as Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Alexander's Greeks, the Romans and finally the Byzantine Greeks, until the Arab conquest.

Netanyahu's claim that Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jews for 3,000 years is also entirely false.

Israel is a state built on self-serving myths and legends.

And the world has to witness an endless war against a quarter of all humanity (Islam) for such myths and legends.