The Land of Israel: Land of Our Heritage: The Jews' Claim to Palestine:
Why do the Jews claim that Palestine is theirs?
The Land of Canaan, extending from the Nile to the Euphrates, was
promised to Abraham; see Gen. 15:17-21. Ishmael was also a son of
Abraham, but G-d told Abraham that his true descendants would be
those descended from Isaac (Gen. 21:12).
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