reply to post by awareness10
It's because their nation - as it is - is unsustainable. They need more money, which can then be transmuted (magic!) into walls, bombs, army
training, helicopters, jets, nukes, guns and a police state to create the illusion of status quo.
Say what you want about Palestinians, but they're not angry for no reason.
When Helen Thomas got in trouble for saying that they should go back to where they come from, she was essentially right. Although, at this point, it
makes no sense and we need to go forward from the present (without looking back). In reality, it is unfortunate that European countries with
significant Jewish populations could not have created a program of reconciliation and reparations after WWII. Jewish people from Germany and Poland
spoke German, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, French and of course Yiddish (German-Hebrew hybrid). They did not speak Hebrew. And this should have been the
biggest sign that after 1300 years or so, they acclimated to the regions where they lived. No one here can pretend that the Jews in Europe were 100%
Semitic, despite areas and groups with more Orthodox followers.
An analogy: When the Spanish arrived to the Southwest, the Navajo had arrived some 100 years prior from their native homelands in Canada. After a long
campaign of extermination by the Americans who followed the Spanish, would it have been "OK" for those left in the Navajo tribe to pack up and move
back to Canada, recolonizing lands they had long since left, kicking out those who have now settled there????
Another analogy: Would it be OK for the Hungarians to pack up and leave Hungary, returning to their native homelands on the Steppes of Russia, kicking
out the Slavic and Turkic peoples that now occupy that land?
This is why Israel is unsustainable in the "fantasy" state it exists as now. It has to be a pluralistic nation. There have to be treaties and truces
on all sides so that all sides can move forward, obviating the need to prop up the unsustainable situation of a militarized police state.
Everyone deserves a place to live. When there is an imbalance, only force can sustain it. And their force - at the moment - is propped up by our cash.