chapter  2
The People Without a Country
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Since the dawn of history, the people living in the geographical space called Palestine have had to resist or accommodate wave after wave of foreign invaders. Sometimes, as during the Crusades, they were ruled by the foreigners or their puppets. At other times, as during the four centuries of Ottoman government from rsr8 to Turkey's defeat in World War I, foreigners have ruled with a coalition of local people. The modem Israeli state is governed by a majority of immigrant Jews and a minority of Jews born in Palestine.