posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 10:20 AM
Israel has a right to its own national security. If you give palestinians statehood then all it does is mean that Israel and Palestine are at war. It
would be an international recognition that they're at war. This all goes back to 1948 when Israel was created by the UN. Over 700,000 palestinians
became exiles when the arabs in the region immediately declared war on Israel. There had already been a civil war between 1947-48 amongst jews and
arabs over the UN decision to terminate the British Mandate for Palestine and the UN Partition Plan, both of which, generally, called for a two-state
resolution where Jews and Arabs would be given recognition.
What this all boils down to is that we cannot call off what the UN did in 1948. So, basically, Israel has a right to exist and exert its national
security. Palestinians should not be allowed to launch rockets onto Israel land with impunity over something that cannot be undone. Hamas, which
openly does not recognize Israel and supports war against it, is the palestinian leadership at present. The best anybody can hope for is that the
Palestinians are given statehood AND they stop attacking Israel. If they can remain peaceful then Israel can pullback on its "illegal" settlements.
The reason Israel is building those is to expand its military facilities into areas where they think terrorism might be breeding. It's really just an
attempt to secure their borders. In fact, the steady 'growth' of israel influence is really just them establishing a sense of security.
Here're the "illegal" settlements:
Download and install it. Start it up. Make sure the Borders and Labels is checked (under Layers on the left side of the window). Then find Israel and
zoom in. Look for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The Gaza Strip is a small "strip" of land on the SW side of Israel.
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