shawn5o said:Israel does have historical ties to the region. Arabs are the new comers.
I think you must mean that Jewish people have historical ties to the region.
Because Israel belongs to Israelis and they are many different peoples, including Arabs. Although it's certainly true that the Arab population has been reduced to about 20% now.
Population of Palestine 1947 TOTAL 1,845,000
( 1,237,000 )
( 608,000 )