posted on Feb, 21 2005 @ 07:49 AM
I would like to clear some things.
Unlike the believes of many of you: the "Jews" didn't came to some land named palestine, killed its people and stole their land.
It wasn't even close to that.
Zionism is a movement according to which the problems of the Jewish people could be solved by creating a Jewish homeland, a state of their own. Since
Jews are a race with the same history and religion, a race which suffered perhaps much more than any other race in history - I don't see anything
unreasonable in that.
Since the land known as "palestine" was where the jews lived according to the bible, and at that time most of the jews were religious (or at least
treated their religion with great respect) - creating a Jewish homeland in palestine was what most of them hoped for.
Of course - other than few extremists who illegaly immigrated to Israel at that time - no one thought about going in their and conquering land. its
absurd. The zionist wanted to achieve their goal legally and politicalyl, by asking help from other countries which have some power.
Other than Israel - several other options were examined. Argentina and Uganda, for example, were also places where the zionists considered creating
their homeland (in a legal way, of course).
In the end, though Britain - which at that time basically controlled and owned palestine - agreed (in what is known as the balfour decleration) to
help the Jews create a jewish homeland in that area, with respect to the arabs living there.
Immigration strarted, and the Jews BOUGHT land from Britain and the arabs who owned it. Most of the land (about 90 percent) wasn't even theirs, and
they lived in peace with the arabs there.
In 1921, however, the arabs living there suddenly started to kill and murder the jewish immigrants. Perhaps it was because they didn't like the jews
coming there, or perhaps it was because of arab leaders who incited their people in order to gain power. Either way - Jews were killed while they
didn't had even the most primitive wat of defending themselves, and counted totally on the british governemnt.
Britain, on their part, ignored jewish claims and chose to restrict the Jewish immigration and the selling of land to jews. It was done, and the jews
couldn't do much to oppose.
In 1929, however, more murderd happened, and more jews were killed. And again the jews couldn't do anything to opose, and britain, as a result,
restricted them even more.
Those restrictions became more and more serious, and britain continued to ignore jewish claims - probably because they didn't want to lost any power
in their relations with the arabs.
In 1936, following a partition plan which the arabs declined, there was a major uprising and hundreds of jews where killed. In the following years,
however, many jews understood they couldn't rely on britain for protection, so jewish military organizations where formed to protect the jews and act
against the arabs. A jewish homeland was a dream for them, a vision they gave their life for, they felt they were losing it and they chose to use
violance as the arabs did.
As it tought in Israel schools - those organizations where terror organizations, killing innocent people. We, in israel, don't adore them much. I
think it was a dark period in our history, and fortunately it didn't last long. In the end those organizations where dismantled, in understanding
that it only harmed the creation of a jewish nation.
During WWII the Jews in palestine helpled britain on the logistic side, many arabs, however, hoped that germany will win. some famous arabs in the
area even spent time recruiting people for germany in order to fight for the axis.
During and after the holocaust britain didn't allow any jews who managed to escape or survive to enter palestine. illigal immigration begun as a
result, bringing Jews illegaly to israel by ships. Many ships were stopped and sent back. On one occasion a ship was cought in a storm and tried to
dock in turkey, turkey didn't agree and britain didn't agree for it to dock in Israel. It was forces to continue sailing until it was drowned,
probably by a russian submarine, killing all of its passengers.
After the war the UN proposed a partition plan, the Arabs, again, didn't agree, and this lead to the 1948 war, which was an attempt by the arabs to
regain control of the area by eliminating the jews in the area. After the arabs lost Israel was founded.
How can you say we stole their land, killing people and forcing them out of their homes? We gave our lives for Israel, for a chance to live in peace
in our own homeland, away from the suffering the world created for us. And now, when arabs are brainwashed in schools from their birth and tought lies
about Israel and Jews, leading them to murder people in the name of their god simply because thats what they were told to do - you blame *us* for
using tanks and missiles to protect our lives?
Israel is the only democratic country in the whole middle east. We are tought in schools to respect the world and its people and strive for peace. The
last time there was a rumor an Israeli soldier shot a body of an already dead palestinian girl of no reason - it was the main story in Israeli media
for weeks. There is a new law here now, according to which, medical help will be given to terrosists first if their situation is worse than other's,
and only after that Israeli citizens will be treated, in case of a terror attack.
And then you go and call us unmoral, evil?
The USA killed more arabs in a month than we killed in 56 years of our existance. Russia kills chechen terroirists like they were ants and there are
whole massacres in africa. But when we shoot a missile on a terrorists who killed dozens of Israelis you suddenly blaim *us* of war crimes?
Will YOUR country ever think twice before destroying a house which is used for manufacturing bombs? Will your country ever consider the life quality
of the enemy before building a fence which will save the lifes of hundreds? Well, we do, and you still call us murderers.