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The World's Longest Running Family Feud

Updated on January 11, 2014

Father Abraham's Many Son

I am sure that many of you have heard of Father Abraham (Abram). There is even an old, childhood song that goes something like this;

"Father Abraham had many sons. Many sons had Father Abraham, and I am one of them, and so are you. So lets just praise the Lord..."

Which was always a great bible school sing along song. Even though bible school children love to sing the catchy tune, many of the pupils have no idea who Abraham really was.

Father Abraham, was born in the land of modern day Iraq. Abraham is considered by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to be the patriarchal father of their individualize, monotheistic, faith. Abraham is the father of Isaac; who along with his sons, founded the twelve tribes of Israel. In the Qur'an, you will find that people of the Islamic faith believe they are the direct descendants of Abraham. Christians also believe that Jesus had a direct, ancestral-link to Abraham as well.

What we do know of Abraham, is that he eventually settled in the land of Haran, which is modern-day Palestine/Israel. The bible tells us that God told Abraham, his direct descendants would forever beholden, rightful, owners of the land of Canaan. For centuries upon centuries, religious warfare over ownership, has scarred the landscape of Abraham’s homeland. Because the feuding parties, biblical kinsmenship to Abraham, their in fighting has essentially caused the longest running family feud in history.

In the tenth century, Christians invaded Jerusalem at the Pope's bequest. During this conquest, they vivaciously murdered thousands Jews and Muslims. However, what the Pope and so many crusaders forgot to realize was, God's direct promise to Abraham. In fact, Abraham’s great-grandson many times removed, was none other than Christianity's own Jesus Christ.

According to the Qur'an, Holy Bible and the Torah; Palestine was for all the children of the patriarchal, Father Abraham to share. When the Muslim's reconquered the land, there was relative peace throughout the land. History tells us Christians, Jews, and Muslims lived closely intertwined and worked together side by side. Through out the sands of time, Jews and Christians left Israel in the hope of discovering a new life, in a far off land somewhere else. Jews and Christians flourished in their new respective homelands for centuries.

Then there was Hitler.

Starting long before 1948, Jewish survivors of the Holocaust began to flocked to Palestine. Staking their claim on the fact that Palestine was once the ancestory homeland of the Jewish people, many displaced Jewish immigrants after World War II began migrating back to their "promise land." It did not take long before the Jews wanted all the land of Palestine to themselves. Therefore, much like the tactical techniques of Hitler, native Palestinians were systematically removed from Jerusalem and other major Palestinian cities.

In a brutal and bloody coup, the Jewish sect began to round up surviving Palestinian Islamics and herding them like cattle into refugee camps. The lands in which once Palestinian Muslims lived peacefully with their fellow brethren, have all been destroyed and reconfigured. Much like the countryside of war torn Poland and Germany after World War II. In the end, the vast majority of Palestine was renamed the State of Israel in 1948. In my opinion, this was the beginning and end to peaceful chances between our religions. You can say, it is the straw that broke this family's back.


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    Julie Grimes 5 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Please do check your facts...

    They may not have gas chambers, no instead they have police raids (like the NAZI's in Warsaw) and American made missiles. Firing squads? Are you serious? What do you call it when Palestinian men are lined up and killed because of their religious belief? Okay, maybe not by firing squad but, by an Israelite carrying a gun in a soldier's uniform. No difference. Murder is murder, anyway you look at it and mass killing people for their land and because of their ethnicity is genocide anyway you look at it. And, your history is a little shortsighted to say the least..., because if you know anything about the history of Palestine at the turn of the 20th century till the 1940s, then you know that the "Arabs" were at severe odds with Great Britain, who by the way just allowed the problems to escalate out of sheer ignorance. I don't think too many countries who would just join up with any country, in which they were so at odds with... Common sense goes a long way.

    Thank you for commenting on my article.

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    john atkinson 5 years ago

    How were the Palestinians treated by the Ottoman Turks who ruled them for 400 years? Certainly not the way you describe!

    Secondly, your description; "Therefore, much like the tactical techniques of Hitler, native Palestinians were systematically removed from Jerusalem and other major Palestinian cities." is nothing more than sick fantasy. Where in Palestine were the gas chambers and the firing squads like the Nazis used against the Jews? I remind you that Israel accepted the partition of Palestine bt the United Nations - the Arabs did not and attacked Israel.

    I hope that your readers will check out the facts for themselves and not swallow your made up history.

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    Julie Grimes 6 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    I am so glad, and you are welcome. Thanks for commenting.

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    Mark Pitts 6 years ago from United States

    This was very good. It made me remember things I knew, and tthink about learning more. That's a cool trick!Thanks.

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    Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Thanks KoffeeKlatch!

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    Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Very interesting hub. The information was fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

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    Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Yes, you bring up great points. There is a lot to think about, when you put like that. A lot indeed. Thanks Agua.

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    John Harper 7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

    Good hub, we all know that the Zionists retook the land in 1948, so all we are awaiting now is for God to return it to His chosen people.

    Secular Jews or Muslim Arabs will have no say in the real 'final solution'

    The land will go to those who fulfil the conditions of the Abrahamic covenant

    Christ returning will deal with that, and as an aside, scripture indicates that 2/3rds of the Jews will be killed before that happens.... food for thought!

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    Petra Vlah 7 years ago from Los Angeles

    Fighting and killing one's own brother started the history of mankind and has never stopped. The conflict will go on and "the family feud" may very well turn into a world disaster since everybody is so wrong about being right

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    Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Thanks everyone for reading my hub. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

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    worldgrandeur 7 years ago from The Moon

    Very interesting and educational... I like it.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Jealousy and envy are hard to get over. It is even ingrained in some families today. Why can't we all get along? yeah, right!

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    Challah1202 7 years ago from Chandler, TX

    I had thought about it and I still do. Good job!

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    Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Thanks Deborah. I never thought about it quite like that, but, you are absolutely right. I really enjoy reading your comments. Thanks.

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    Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

    Great hub. It is very informative about the history of civilization. I think when Abraham laid with Sarah's hand-maiden, even though it was at Sarah's behest, it began a long chain of events, as you so aptly put it, the longest family feud in history.

    Thanks for writing.