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The Jews’ unbroken connection with the land of Israel
Contrary to what many people believe, the Jews did not return to Palestine in the 20th century, and dispossess its Arab inhabitants, after a total absence from the land of two thousand years. In reality, they maintained their presence in their historic homeland for 3,700 years, despite all attempts to exterminate them or drive them into exile. A minority of Jews continued to dwell in Palestine even after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 A.D. In fact, large Jewish communities had been re-established in Jerusalem and Tiberias by the 9th century. In the 11th century, Jewish communities grew in Rafah, Gaza, Ashkelon, Jaffa and Ceasarea. By 1844, long before the birth of the official Zionist movement in 1897, Jews were already the single largest ethnic group in Jerusalem, and by 1880, they formed a majority of the population there.
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