posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 07:50 PM
Originally posted by triune
Thats definately a double sided coin. The Palestinians dont want just a little bit more room, they want all of it, and they will not stop fighting
until they get it all.
The Palestinians dont want peace with the Jews. They want the Jews gone.
Regardless of any "historical" claim to the land by the Jews (which itself is on such thin Ice it might as well be floating around the equator!),
the fact remains that the bulk of Israel's population arrived in the 30's and 40's. Prior to the massive Jewish immigration from Europe and beyond,
the number of Jews in Palestine was but a minority. The British tried, in vain, to stop the flood of people arriving and paid for it in blood.
Now, considering the above, how would you feel if a hundreds of thousands of people who claim the land you live on because their "ancestors" (that
in itself is a contentious point) lived their 2,000+ years ago, proceeded to evict you, your family and your entire community by the barrel of a gun,
then herd you into cramped conditions in a worthless bit of land, only then to blockade even the most basic goods.
How would you react?
Once you get past the whole "Israel's right to exist" and look at it objectively, you can begin to understand why the situation is as it is. The
land belonged to the Arab inhabitants and the Israeli settlers stole it from them.
Even today, they continue to steal the land with their settlements and the big wall, yet the Palestinian Arabs are painted as the villains. What kind
of world do we live in where someone can steal your house, force you to live in the shed at the bottom of the garden and yet still have you held up as
the villain and an obstacle to peace?