"Please reply to ...gmail.com."And inevitably, replies get sent to that account and vary rarely to my gmail one. And recently I did someone a favor and sent out an email for her to a group list very clearly writing:
"Please don't reply. Call the following number..."And of course, you guess, I got lots of emails for her and had to forward them.
It's that same sort of careless reading that people use to claim that there had been a "state called Palestine,"sic here where there now is the State of Israel. They use old maps of the Middle East as proof:
There always were Jews here, even after the destruction of the Second Temple. Jews lived all over in many cities, not only Jerusalem, Tzfat and Hebron. I have neighbors who are descended from the Jewish community in Gaza. Yes, until not all that long ago, and I'm talking pre-State of Israel there had always been Jews in Gaza. It had never been an Arab country until just recently when Israel gave it to Hamas and its supporters.
And yes there were also Arabs here, not too many. That is until Zionism brought economic opportunities for both Jews and Arabs. That's when many Arabs emigrated from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and further away. And don't forget that Jordan is also a Twentieth Century invention. Great Britain, contrary to the instructions they were given for the "Palestine Mandate," gave all of Transjordan, the land east of the Jordan River to the Hashemite Tribe from Saudi Arabia, and they (the Hashemites) have been occupying it ever since.
Ever since the Jewish Kingdoms and People were defeated and banished from this part of the Middle East, there hadn't been a home-grown independent country here until the Establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. We have returned, and the Land is OURS!!