posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 07:34 PM
Originally posted by MidnightTide
Seems like the Jews and Arabs have both been there for quite some time. Whose land is it? Might makes right? Beats me.
Another good point. Historically, Jews and Arabs have always lived and mingled in the lands known as Israel. Before 1948 they lived in the same
neighborhoods and worked side by side in the same companies. There was some interfaith marriage and so forth.
During the Roman occupation, Jerusalem was still a hub for commerce between Jews, Arabs and Greeks among others. After the Jewish (Zealot) uprisings
against Roman procurator, Florus (CE 66-70) Jerusalem was leveled and Jews became homeless. When the Christian crusades invaded Jerusalem in the
1000s, the Arab Muslims were the ones defending and recapturing this city.
After WWII, when European Jews came to Israel, they brought a hardened, extremist ideology that became public policy. With the ratification of the
state and idea that Israel was only for Jews, there began to be a systemic policy of disenfranchising Arabs from the system and naturally there was
discontent and rioting.
This allowed Israeli Jews in the government and military to use the discontent of Arab citizens as a pretext for various security measures, including
arrest and incarceration without due process, confiscation of farmland, security checkpoints used as barriers to suppress commerce and even
This is just a basic overview. There are so many documented injustices that have destroyed the lives of millions of innocent Palestinian Arabs. And
the real shame is that Washington has allowed these things to take place and become obfuscated for the sake of strategic military and economic
There is no doubt that all Americans will be paying for this moral and Democratic failure to do good in the world, even as Rome collapsed economically
and politically because of immorality.
Much is expected of those who are given much.