Was trying to look up if there was always a Jewish presents in the land of Israel and this is what I stumbled upon:
Have there always been Jewish people in the region of Palestine?
These are the Facts:
* 2500 BC: Settlement of the Canaanites.
* 1250 BC: Israelite conquest of Canaan.
* 965 - 928 BC: Reign of King Solomon.
* 721 BC: Assyrian conquest of Israel.
* 586 BC: Judah defeated by Babylonians.
* 539 BC: Persians conquer Babylonia.
* 333 BC: Alexander's conquest of Persia brings Greek rule.
* 165 BC: Revolt of the Maccabees.
* 63 BC: Palestine incorporated into Roman Empire.
* 70 AD: Destruction of Jerusalem Temple by Romans.
* 135: Bar Kokhba revolt suppressed.
* 330: Palestine under Byzantine rule (to 63
* 638: Muslims capture Palestine from Byzantines.
* 1099: Jerusalem under Crusader control (to 1187).
* 1291: Mamelukes capture final Crusader strongholds Acre and Caesarea.
* 1516: Ottomans capture Palestine (to 1917).
* 1776 - 1804: Ahmad Pasha Al Jazzar appointed Ottoman ruler of Acre; builds port, monopolizes trade.
* 1799: Napoleon attacks Acre; repulsed by Al Jazzar.
* 1832: Muhammad Ali Pasha of Egypt occupies Palestine (to 1840).
* 1840: Lord Palmerston advocates Jewish immigration to Palestine.
* 1869: Suez Canal opened.
* 1878: First Zionist settlement at Petach Tiqwa.
* 1882 - 1903: First wave of 25,000 Zionist immigrants.
* 1906 - 1914: Second wave of 40,000 Zionist immigrants.
* 1909: Tel Aviv founded north of Jaffa.
* 1914: World War I starts; Ottoman Empire joins war on side of Germany, and attacks Russia.
* 1916: Sykes-Picot Agreement secretly divides Ottoman Empire.
* 1917: Balfour Declaration pledges UK support for "a Jewish national home in Palestine."
* 1918: Palestine occupied by UK forces under General Allenby; World War I ends.
* 1919 - 1923: Third wave of over 35,000 Zionist immigrants.
* 1920: League of Nations mandates Palestine and Mesopotamia to UK.
* 1921: UK appoints Haj Amin al-Husseini as Mufti of Jerusalem
* 1922: UK excludes TransJordan from Jewish immigration; first UK census of Palestine shows 78% Muslim Arab, 11% Jewish, 9.6% Christian Arab.
* 1924 - 1928: Fourth wave of 67,000 Zionist immigrants, raising Jewish population to 16%.
* 1929 - 1939: Fifth wave of over 250,000 Zionist immigrants, raising Jewish population to 30%.
* 1936 - 1939: Arab rebellion in Palestine.
* 1939 - 1945: World War II in Europe.
* 1947: UN adopts plan to partition Palestine into two states; Israel declares independence, fights war against Arab forces.
The Percentage of Jewish shown to grow consistently:
* 1922: 11.14% Jewish (83,790), 9.50% Christian, 78.34% Muslim.
* 1931: 16.90% Jewish (174,606)
* 1932: 17.90% Jewish (192,137)
* 1933: 20.59% Jewish (234,967)
* 1934: 23.38% Jewish (282,975)
* 1935: 27.15% Jewish (355,157)
* 1936: 28.10% Jewish (384,07
* 1937: 28.24% Jewish (395,836)
* 1938: 28.65% Jewish (411,222)
* 1939: 29.66% Jewish (445,457)
* 1940: 30.01% Jewish (463,535)
* 1941: 29.90% Jewish (474,102)
* 1942: 29.90% Jewish (484,40
So, have there always been Jewish people in the region of Palestine?
Hey....PEOPLE....IT'S AN EASY QUESTION.....It don't matter what you want to call them.......have they always been in the region of what has come to be called Palestine.....YES....OR ....NO....with an explanation and proof of your answer!
That's it! Easy! Or is this site a total waste of time because of the prejudice fools who just want to push their ignorant beliefs.
Mark S, JPAA Don't be obnoxious! just answer the question!
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Maybe you have never read a history book but the Jews have been continuously living there for over three thousand years. How long have Arabs or Muslims been living there? Nowhere near as long. Half of Jewish history had already happened there by the time Mohammed even spoke his first words.
In pre-Biblical times, the area was known as the Land of Canaan and had been a collection of city-states, tributary to the Egyptian Pharoah, as attested to in the Tel-El Amarna tablets. The breakup of the Egyptian empire beginning about 1500 BC made possible the invasion of the Israelites. According to Jewish tradition, twelve tribes entered Canaan from Egypt and conquered it, led by Joshua approximately 1240-1200 BC. Historical evidence from the Amarna tablets suggests that there were already 'apiru' (Hebrews) among the Canaanites in the time of Egyptian rule.
During the final years of the Late Bronze Age, the Philistines also invaded Canaan (1500 - 1200 BC).
The Biblical account continues with the rise of an Israelite kingdom, first under Saul and then under David at about 1000 BC, the date of David's conquest of Jerusalem.
In 539 B.C. the Persians conquered the Babylonians. Alexander the Great conquered the area in 333 BC. Later, the attempt of Antiochus IV to impose Hellenism brought a Jewish revolt under the Maccabees, who set up a new Jewish state in 142 BC The state lasted until 63 BC, when Pompey conquered the region for Rome.
When the Jews revolted in 66 AD, the Romans destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem (70 AD). The Bar Kochba revolt between 132 and 135 AD was also suppressed, Jericho and Bethlehem were destroyed, and the Jews were barred from Jerusalem. The Roman Emperor Hadrian determined to wipe out the identity of Israel-Judah-Judea. Therefore, he took the name Palastina and imposed it on all the Land of Israel. At the same time, he changed the name of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina. The Romans killed many Jews and sold many more in slavery but there was never a complete abandonment of the Land of Israel: there were always Jews and Jewish communities in Palestine, though the size and conditions of those communities fluctuated greatly.
When Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity (312), he elevated the status of Jerusalem and the city became a center of Christian pilgrimage. Palestine was next conquered in 614 AD by the Persians, recovered briefly by the Byzantine Romans but fell to the Muslim Arabs under caliph Umar by the year 640. During the Umayyad rule, the importance of Palestine as a holy place for Muslims was emphasized, but little was done to develop the region economically. Few Arabs came to Palestine; the Muslim rulers ruled Christians and Jews.
In 750, Palestine passed to the Abbasid caliphate, and this period was marked by unrest between factions that favored the Umayyads and those who preferred the new rulers.
In the 9th century, Palestine was conquered by the Fatimid dynasty. Under the Fatimid caliph al Hakim (996-1021), Christians and Jews were harshly suppressed and many churches were destroyed. In 1099, Palestine was captured by the Crusaders, establishing the Latin Kingdom.
By the time the Crusaders were defeated by Saladin at the battle of Hittin (1187), and the Latin Kingdom was ended, Palestine had become a wasteland. Mongol invaders who arrived in 1260 destroyed many of the villages. The Mamluks ended the Crusader period in 1291, but under Mamluk rule Palestine declined further. Mamluks burned and sacked towns and villages, uprooted orchards, and destroyed wells.
In 1516 the Mamluks were defeated by the Ottoman Turks. In 1831, Muhammad Ali, the Egyptian viceroy nominally subject to the Ottoman sultan, occupied Palestine. Ottoman control was reasserted in 1840. The Ottoman tax system was ruinous and did much to keep the land underdeveloped and the population small. When Alexander W. Kinglake crossed the Jordan in 1834-35, he used the Jordan's only bridge,