The Turks are good at it; just take a look at Turkish history. The Sun language theory: all languages areÂ descendantÂ from an ancient Turkic language. The Turkish history thesis: all people are descendant from ancient Turkic people. Also included is that the Ottomans weren’t Turks, and that the Young Turks overthrew the evil non-Turkish Ottoman Empire. So, we shouldn’t really beÂ surprisedÂ to hear statements from Turkey doing it again. This time, though, it’s about us. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is quoted as having said that Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs â€œwere not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites.â€ What? I can comprehend an argument that says that they shouldn’t have been included in Israel’s heritage trail, as the sites are located in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), which will likely be a part of a Palestinian state. However, to argue that they are not now, nor ever were, Jewish? How so? This negates thousands of years of religious belief and dogma, by multiple religions, to the contrary. But Islamic sites? How so? If Abraham is the father of the Arabs and the Muslims, through Ishmael, I can understand wanting to share the Cave of the Patriarchs, since Abraham, according to tradition, was laid to rest there. However, the Tomb of Rachel? Why? Rachel has no connection to Islamic history or even Islamic dogma. So, please, Erdogan, explicate for those of us who like logical statements, in what way were these sites never Jewish, and more so, Islamic?