In the course of my daughter's 8th grade SS/ancient history course, the subject came up on the origin of the Palestinians people and the age old conflict over the land God promised Abraham. Specifically, the teacher told the kids that the Palestian people were decended from Ishmael. I remember a discussion of this not long ago, somewhere here on the BB, that claimed the Palestinians were decended from Esau. (I haven't been able to locate the thread) Can someone point me to the original discussion or use this thread to discuss the issue again? She will need sources, please, for the information.