Should Israel exist . . .? ?
The following countries also were formed, given territory, or given nationhood in the aftermath of WW1 and 2 as part of the war reparation process:
Finland, Poland, Turkey, Austria, France, Romania, Greece, Russia, and Saudi Arabia (and virtually every country in the middle east) . . . this is just a small portion of the official list of countries formed by western powers
So by your reasoning, none of the countries should exist either. Correct or No?
And I forgot Alaska . . . should the U.S. give Alaska back as well . . . it was given statehood to prevent Russian expansion post WW2 . . .
So, my larger point is . . . If Israel does not have the right to exist because it's boundaries were drawn by western powers . . . do any of these countries have the right to exist?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I swear, it seems that more you ask, the more the political-but-blind-to-reality people wiggle out of the woodwork.
To ask if these places should exist is to ignore 6000 years of history (not much history before that anyway). Land was always fought over and won or lost in wars or purchased. The entire nation of Germany was 1000 Teutonic tribes before the Huns and about a dozen kingdoms before Otto von Bismark. Now it is one nation (Though which country is Rhineland and Saarland a part of... or Alsace-Lorraine?).
In a compromise for war, and for reparations to the Hebrew population and the Jews, the land of Judea and Galilee was allotted to them. This was their historic birthplace and nobody was living there. The Palestinians were living in Jordan, Syria and Egypt (with a few in Lebanon). Their Arab brothers seized their lands and kicked them out. The Israelis allowed them to live in parts of Israel.
Gaza was actually part of Egypt and the West Bank (of the Jordan River) was part of Jordan (annexed in 1948 via a war). In 1967 another war proved Israel was better as they won back that land (and the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula).
So, by rights of historical record, by vote in the UN (all countries) and by right of war, the West Bank and Gaza are part of Israel. They earned the right to exist.
I wonder if all the people who don't think that Israel has a right to exist is willing to give back their nations territory to the original owners? The Americans would be homeless. Persians would have to leave Iran. The Egyptians would have to give up Canaan. And the Iraqis would be living under water (the sea has risen over their ancestral homeland). And I'm not even mentioning the South Africans from Europe, the Australians, the Brittish-Anglo Saxons-Normans and the Chinese.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Israel is still killing the Palestinians every day since 1948 forcing them to run away with their life , so they can take over the country!
For the last week they killing hundreds every day , the western power gave their orders to Egypt to open their border with Palestine so the Palestinians will run to Rafah (the Egyptian land after you cross the border between Egypt and Palestine ) so the Palestinians will run there , and that's exactly what Israel wants because once that Palestinians are out , they can't get in again , this is Israel rules!!
To push the Palestinians more and more to get out of their country for ever the western power gave money to Russia so they send a lot of food and medicines to the Palestinians but all that Will land just in Rafah (the Egyptian land after you cross the border between Egypt and Palestine) so if you don't want to stay hungry and sick then you have leave your country for ever!!!
Also Israel paid huge amount of money to Ed Zwick(Writer/Director) to write the movie defiance which is in the cinemas now and it makes the jewish sounds like the heroes!!
and they employed Daniel Creaig (James Bond) one of the most famous actors today to play the mean part of the movie , to grantee the majority of the world will watch it and it will succeed .
And Israel brought this move out now , when they killing hundreds in Gaza every day , why? because it's part of the plan , to tell every one look how we been killed and kicked out of our home so we have the right to do this to the Palestinians now because it was our land thousands years ago! but this isn't realistic because if we want to think this way a third world war will start tomorrow!!
- lestermountLv 71 decade ago
Alaska was purchased fair and square it was not stolen.
What most people fail to understand is that there was no country of Palestine and the people who lived in the area were not displaced when the U.N. partitioned Israel.
The land given to the people in the area was stolen mostly by Jordan, so why don't the so-called Palestinians wage war against Jordan?
The Kurds have been and are being killed by the countries of Turkey, Iran and Iraq, yet the world news doesn't seem interested in their story.
The real question is since Hamas and the vast majority's stated intent is the destruction of Israel and the death of all of the Jews, why does the U.N. and the world news keep saying that Israel should show restraint and seek a peaceful solution?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Israel should and does and will exist. There will eventually come a horrific end for those that murder innocent Israeli lives in the name of a nomadic terrorist tribe that is unwanted by the rest of the muslim world.
If the muslims are so upset over the way the palestinians are treated for their terrorist acts, why not open their borders to these people? Could it be that the rich Saudis don't want the terrorist scum in their country either?
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- ArtoroLv 61 decade ago
Every country in this world has the right to exist......no matter in what way you think. Who has the right to say no unless start a war to decide by the winner.
- DanLv 51 decade ago
Alaska. Palin in 2012 and beyond. Her Grand son.
- 1 decade ago
never should have happened. It was a scam....and a great injustice. Ironically and what makes it worse is that the idea of an Israel came about just as the world was divesting itself from the notion of colonialism....the former colonial powers were actually giving back land in many cases to the indigenous peoples. This happened in many places including India and Pakistan, etc.. and Africa etc... In the case of the Palestinians instead of them being freed and given their land, they were screwed majorly and a bunch of white people from europe were allowed to come over and take the land.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No because most of the jews were moved there from all around the world, the people of all the other countries you mentioned can argue they actually have always been there.
- genthnerLv 44 years ago
the united kingdom occuppied the full section it somewhat is now spoke of as Israel previous to 1948. After WWII they desperate to grant what grew to become into considered Palestine to the Jews and that state grew to become Israel. i could no longer care much less with regard to the difficulty of who's the valid proprietor of the land. All i comprehend is the united kingdom had no suitable to grant away land that grew to become into no longer theirs first of all. it somewhat is like the U. S. giving Mexico to Russia. it somewhat is no longer theirs to grant away. most of the section it somewhat is now Israel grew to become into spoke of as Palestine previous to 1948. Israel is easily an illegitimate state that grew to become into set up via the united kingdom, US and different worldwide places and with endless investment and weapons grew to become into in a position displace the indiginous those with foreigners from out component the continent. regrettably for the Jews, their victims refuse to knuckle under even while they are scuffling with against an enemy with endless financing and weapons. They particularly blow themselves up whilst taking their enemy out then provide in to the overpowering rigidity. they can't combat a conflict honest and sq. so they might desire to hit under the belt and use terrorism because of the fact the sole different decision is to provide up. money and rigidity won't succeed over Karma. beware Israel, Karma is going to chew you in the butt.
- 1 decade ago
Yes, They should exist. Every nation should exist,but there is a problem here. The Gov,of Israel are war-criminals since they have attacked a defenceless nation and killed more than 900 children,women,old and young. A war-crime trial is necessary now to punish the criminals. but the jews are not sinful. they want to live and they have the right to live.
What is dreadful is that Israels foreign Minister call these crimes as'"Values of free world!!!!!!!!!!" I want to say if these crimes are VALUES What about mad Hitler's Holocost????????????????