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This site was archived on Aug. 3, 2021. The two-state solution is no longer the most popular solution among the jurisdictions involved. A reconsideration of the topic is possible in the future.

Donald B. Redford, Professor of Near East Studies at Pennsylvania State University, in Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times, wrote:

“The great empire of Ur in southern Babylonia (c. 2050 – 1950 B.C.), which had included most of western Asia as its sphere of influence, collapsed in the middle of the twentieth century B.C. and on its ruins arose a group of warlike successor states [Babylon in the Tigris-Euphrates basin, Assyria on the upper Tigris, Yamkhad ruled from Aleppo in North Syria, Qatanum on the middle Oronetes, and Hazor dominating Galilee and the upper Jordan]. The ruling classes and most of the population of these states spoke a West Semitic language generally dubbed ‘Amorite’…”

1992 – Donald B. Redford