Originally posted by dontreally
So you're essentially calling for a 2nd state for Arabs in Palestine, because the 1st was created long ago, on land originally promised by the
British for a Jewish state.
Since the British gave 80% away to an Arab Hashemite prince from the Hedjaz, its a little brazen for people to still call for another Palestinian
state, in an area that has been traditionally JEWISH i.e. the "West bank" is a post '67 term for Judea and Samaria, and an area which would leave
the economic heartland of Israel, the Tel-Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa region, completely exposed to the mountainous hills of the west bank. This is completely
and totally unfair, and unreasonable, and the only reason people don't get it is because they are being scammed by a media which ignores these
edit on 19-11-2011 by dontreally because: (no reason given)
In the 19th century an estimate of the demographics of Palestine had 85% muslim, 11% christian and 4% jewish (it had been this way for hundreds of
years beforehand according to what little documentation exists). It has never been a "jewish" area
except in a two thousand year old
religious book!!!! It was like this until post WWII when the , mainly, US allowed displaced Jews into the area in their millions and as such overran
the existing Palestinians. That's history.
Now I would love to know why anyone except a Palestinian (ie arab-85%,christian-11% and jew-4%) has any right to dictate who owns their land or how it
should be split up. The Ottomans (don't think so), the British (don't think so), the US (don't think so). Just because the British were occupiers
did not give them the right to hand over land which was not theirs to anyone else, so any use of that action as a justification for the state of
Isreal is nonsense.