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Yeah very tough to swallow how anyone can condone driving people off of land they have been on for hundreds of years just to put other people in their place who have absolutely no respect for the original inhabitants.
There is one thing that is the big sticking point for me. I don't accept the actions of the Arabs anymore than I accept the actions of the Isrealis. I think both sides are acting like spoiled brats. But again, one sticking point...
Justify the existence of Isreal. Explain why it is the right and proper thing to do to run people off of the land they were inhabiting at the time to create a state that had long since gone the way of the dodo.
If you can show me that there was ANYTHING other than a religious reason for the creation of Isreal in 1949, I will review my position.
Originally posted by Solomons
reply to post by Sky watcher
Just because the land has no formal or centralized government does not mean they are not a nation...being ruled by tribes in certain areas or sects of a country does not forfeit their legitimacy to that land simply because it doesn't adhere to european standards of what is accepted as a *nation*.
You seem to want to bring up the past, lay blame, yada yada yada.
They destroyed the Jewish temple and built the Dome on it's ruins.
The Temple was not destroyed by Arabs. The Romans destroyed the Temple.
It is not the Dome that is built on the former Temple place but the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Both were built centuries after the Temple was destroyed.