This is a Jewish story remember. The Romans even if they wanted could not send out all the Jews for lack of transport. We are talking he of hundred of thousand of people. In any case only two tribes were "Jewish" Judah and Benjamin. According to the Talmud, the Romans slaughtered 40 million Jews during the siege of the Israelite fortress of Bar Koshba and rivers of blood were running up to the neck of the horses, all the way to the sea. It is the same as 23 million Jewsgtassed by the Nazis at the rate of 200 000 a day in the spring and early summer of 42 (17 weeks).<quoted text>
This Professor Sands probably is true the end of the war was a free for all as Benny Morris's revision concludes, only the leaders were bona fide East European Jews, I believe there were many Asian free booters there only to plunder and satisfy their insatiable perverted lust, according to Statute no. 303.
I'd put a question to this Prof. Sands if he were available, it would be this.
"Why did the Romans send all the Jews into exile when the 2nd. Temple fell, many were colleagues and friends,they posed no threat as Josephus alleges, so prof why did they have to go.? What don't know?, all right then I'll tell you why, good Jews and bad Jews have one thing in common, there excellent tax collectors.
Tax collecting is the calf, that the High Priest Aaron made while The Great (p) Moses was up on the Mountain conferring with God. Collecting taxes was using the "unity" God had given them to enter a trade where lying and cheating is the name of the game. It was blasphemy then but it's gotten worse now.
My favourite story is Jesus saying: Render into Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar and to God what belong to God. It has been used to say "pay your taxes to the Government by the church. In fact this is nothing of the sort. Jesus was asked if they must paytheir taxes to the Roman authorities. He could not say do not pay your taxes, he would have been arrested. On the other hand as the heir to the throne, he could not say pay your taxes to the enemy. so he showed them a coin with a picture of the emperor and said Render unto Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar. Now what did belong to the Roman Emperor in Palestine at the time. The answer was sweet nothing. Not the land, not the building, his army perhaps, but nothing else. Then he went on to add...and to God what belongs to God. The term God in Hebrew is quite flexible. It can mean the Almighty God, or the land of God, or the people of God, depending of the context. What the quote states is that, you owe your taxes to your own people, not the occupiers of the land. In English, we have the saying: "Pay him back with his own moneys" or "Treat him the way he treats you" . This of course puts a different slant on taxation.