- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Israel was artificially created by the USA and the UK amongst Muslim states , though the super powers knew that it would be detrimental to the interests of both the Jews and Muslims.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I think you may be asking this question in a provocative or lighthearted manner, so I forgive you.
If, however, you're serious in your enquiry, I cannot begin to tell you how absurd it is.
In a nutshell, yes, Israel is a legitimate nation. In another sense, you could state that it is the only legitimate nation in the entire Middle East, as it is the only one that values and allows freedom of thought, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, etc., etc., while its neighbors are to varying degrees stuck in centuries past.
- enginerdLv 61 decade ago
That, of course, depends on your definition of "legitimate".
Is the U.S. a legitimate nation? Is India?
For all practical purposes Israel is a legitimate nation because they are recognized as such by most nations and they do the things that legitimate nations do (participate in the U.N., send athletes to the world olympics, have import/export laws, etc).
- Mashtin BaqirLv 41 decade ago
It is obscene even to ask such a question.
Who are you to consider that Israel might have to defend its right to exist? Do the 22 Arab states have to justify their existence?
Jordan, Pakistan and Iraq, for example, were never "states"--they all found the cartographers' pen by being "created and legitimized by external powers."
Israel, on the other hand, existed for centuries.
Israel is the only Jewish state in the whole world. The Arabs have 22 states. The Arabs are not wiling to accept a Jewish state in their midst.
Israel thought that by leaving Gaza entirely in August 2005, that the Arabs would get their act together and develop their economy. Instead, the Arab have seen fit to launch thousands of missiles at Israel's civilian population, intending to kill as many citizens as possible.
Israel, on the other hand, is trying to live in peace. When they do attack, it is with the clear objective of silencing the Arab terrorists. By international law, Israel is totally justified in its quest to protect its citizens. The Arabs are in total violation of international law by unprovoked attacking of innocent civilians in Israel.
The Palestinian Arabs could have had a state already, if they only behaved like civilized human beings. But they have proven time and again that they are not ready to behave, and so the Arabs will have to exist with "only" 22 states.
Before the creation of the State of Israel, who were the Palestinians?
Until 1950, the name of the Jerusalem Post was THE PALESTINE POST; the journal of the Zionist Organization of America was NEW PALESTINE; Bank Leumi was the ANGLO-PALESTINE BANK; the Israel Electric Company was the PALESTINE ELECTRIC COMPANY; there was the PALESTINE FOUNDATION FUND and the PALESTINE PHILHARMONIC. All these were Jewish organizations. In America, Zionist youngsters sang "PALESTINE, MY PALESTINE", "PALESTINE SCOUT SONG" and "PALESTINE SPRING SONG." In general, the terms Palestine and Palestinian referred to the region of Palestine as it was. Thus, "Palestinian Jew" and "Palestinian Arab" are straightforward expressions. "Palestine Post" and "Palestine Philharmonic" refer to these bodies as they existed in a place then known as Palestine. The adoption of a Palestinian identity by the Arabs of Palestine is a recent phenomenon. Until the establishment of the State of Israel, and for another decade or so, the term Palestinian applied exclusively to the Jews.
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- 1 decade ago
Check this Menahem Begin former leader of Israel was a Terrorist. Helped Blow up the British Hotel the Kind David. You tell me if it a legit deal?
- 1 decade ago
Legit for sure, fool. When Islam arrived 1,400 years ago, Jews were in Israel 3,950 years ago. Jews have always been in Israel ( there has never been an instance when Jews were not in Israel). Also if you dont believe in this, Israel's victories in all its wars prove legitimacy.
- higg1966Lv 51 decade ago
If you mean recognized by the UN, Yes. If you mean do they have a right to be there, it is land that was owned by the British at the time and given to the Jews. Jews have lived there since before Muslim was even thought of and there has always been a large Jewish population in that area.
- J Q PublicLv 61 decade ago
yes and no. if the british would have stopped their attempt at colonialism. there would be peace in the ME. higg you are wrong and i will be nice. read the census of 1920.
- S. B.Lv 61 decade ago
It depends on who your audience is; to a Palestinian? No. To the U.S. government, etc. Yes.
- 1 decade ago