The trees were cut down and the land was salted in 71 AD. A promise that is based on the oath of God, not on the behavior of Israel. The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see I will give it to you and to you forever.In 66 AD the Romans robbed the temple treasury and the Jews revolted for 3.5 years. The Persians (Parthians) help the Hasmonean king Antigonus to take Jerusalem back from the Romans. And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth then your descendants can also be numbered. Arise, walk about the land through the length and breadth, for I will give it to you." While There Are Heavens Above.Islamic forces conquer Jerusalem under caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab. Since the Ottoman empire was aligned with Germany, it encouraged the Arabs to revolt in June 1916 and promised them independence and sovereign unity as a nation without an independent Jewish state. While promising the Arabs independence, France and Britain were planning to place the region under their own jurisdiction. When the land was no longer productive, it was simply abandoned and another land was registered for use.There was a secret agreement between Britain, France and Russia to divide the areas of the Ottoman Empire after the eventual defeat of the Turks. Great Britain controlled Iraq, Palestine and Transjordan. It could be passed to heirs and sublet as long as it did not lay fallow for three years. 2 million Russian Jews emigrated between 1881-1920. Some are forced to convert to Christianity, some emigrate to Jerusalem and other countries and tens of thousands die. The 1882 assassination of tsar Alexander II is followed by vicious physical attacks (Pogroms) against the Russian Jews.As the promise lingered and Abraham remained childless, he had a son, Ishmael, by the maid of his wife Sarah. Over 600,000 emigrated to Israel, some leaving communities that were 2500 years old.
After this the Jews were under oppressive laws that restricted their growth. The Roman and Parthian empires are exhausted from war and the Muslim Arabs take over. Christian Europe attempts to take the Holy Land from Muslims and attacks Jews in the process. Turan Shah, an Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt, is murdered and replaced by his Mamluk slave general Aibek, who founded the Mamluk dynasty. Selim the Cruel captured Jerusalem after the Ottoman army defeated the Mamluks at Marj-Dabik in northern Syria. After the eleventh century, following Anti-semitism that intensified with the crusades and expulsions in 1290, Ashkenazi Jews emigrated east to Poland, Lithuania and Russia between the fourteenth to sixteenth century at the invitation of the Polish rulers. The exchange of letters between the British high commissioner in Egypt and the Sharif of Mecca about the future political status of the lands under the Ottoman Empire. However the non-Jewish portion was both Arab and a majority of government owned land. This land was not acquired by purchase, but by squatting and registering a claim for use.
The first revolt ended 3.5 years later in 73 AD when the fortress of Masada was destroyed by the Romans who took the 10,000 soldiers of the tenth legion to build a huge siege ramp just to destroy 900 rebellious Jewish zealots. Each man killed his family, then one killed the rest before killing himself. Hundreds of thousands were killed in the Jewish communities of Cyprus, Cyrene (Libya), Aegipta (Egypt) and Mesopotamia (Syria and Iraq) at war. So that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them as long as the heavens remain above the earth. Abraham bought this land as a burial site (Genesis 23: 15-20). The cave was used as a burying site (Genesis 23: 1-4, 9; 25:8-10; ; 50:4-13). Under Ottoman rule and previous Arab empires, the land belonged to the state.
Pagan temples and the tomb of Pompey were destroyed. The city of Jerusalem was destroyed after the second major revolt (132-135 AD). Judea was renamed Palestine and the land was completely ploughed under. In 306, the capital was moved to Byzantium (Constantinople). After 500 years the Jews rule Jerusalem and Judea for the next 80 years. (Deuteronomy 11: 21) So if there are still heavens above the earth, Israel owns the land no matter how many times God evicts them for disobedience. Abraham sent all his other children to live east of the land of Israel. Only a very small percentage of land was privately owned, while the rest was registered for private use if taxes (tithe) were paid and if it did not lay fallow for three years.
Dome of The Rock (681-692) and the Al-Aqsa Mosque (715). Within Israel, the Palestinians are concentrated in east Jerusalem, the Gaza strip and the West Bank. Several forces, born out of hatred, interacted to place Israel back in their land.
The Arabs build a temple compound on top of the ruined Jewish temple mount. Byzantine emperor Heraclius recaptures Jerusalem from Persians. Islam spreads across the region and occupies Palestine (Judea). Dome of Rock is built by Caliph Abdel-Malik on the top of the ruins of the Jewish Temple. European hatred almost wiped them out and also dumped them in Israel because no country wanted them.
Between 1940-1944, it limited Jewish immigrants to 10,000 each year and 25,000 for any emergency. At the same time, the British government was trying to stop the sale of land to the Jews it was giving away miri land to the Palestinians or sell it to them at very cheap prices. Israel will be separated from the Christian church then reunited at the end of time when they recognize the Messiah.