[Continued from the thread: "Are the Palestinians the Jews NOT expelled from Judaea after Bar Kochba Revolt?", so as not to hijack it and go seriously off-topic] What is this all about? I am fascinated by this development, because I and interested in how the Western media contributes to the creation of an unlevel playing field in the reporting of ME news. So was Ziv's thesis that the 70 AD expulsion of the Jews was only from Jerusalem and not from Israel/Palestine? If so, how does this match the oft-quoted forced "Exodus" of the Jews from their homeland as a result of the 70 AD diaspora, and the justification for their return in the 20th century? # "The Jewish state comes to an end in 70 AD, when the Romans begin to actively drive Jews from the home they had lived in for over a millennium - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/Diaspora.html - implying an expulsion from all of Etertz Yisrael? # "Thus when the Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70 the period of the second exile began. (Diaspora) The Jewish people were soon to be scattered throughout the earth. For the next 1900 years the Jews would have no authority in the land God gave to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob." - http://focusonjerusalem.com/thefallofjerusalem.html # "Romans crush Jewish uprising; destroy the Temple; drive the Jews out; rename the area Palestina; Largest Jewish Diaspora - http://thegloriousbattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/JewishDiasporaColor2000.jpg The reference above suggests that there have been various Jewish Diaporas. Which were the most dramatic? How did they affect the Jewish populations in Palestine? How were they caused? What were the consequences for the Jewish presence in the Promised Land? I think I need to do some research, so if anyone can point me to well-document sources, I would be grateful. I will also try to find out more about this controversial documentary.