Dishan asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

The Israel/Palestine Conflict?

I'm doing an essay on the Israel/Palestine conflict and I need reasons why there should be an Israel or should be a Palestine.

If you are for Israel please state some reasons why they should keep the land they currently have.

If you are for the Palestinians, please state some reasons why they should get the land.

I also wonder if you think that Israel's Independence (1948) should have happened? Why or why not?

I'm not looking for who's right or wrong, I just need the two sides of the story.

If you know of any helpful sites I could visit for research, please tell me or email me.

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    there should be an Israel, because the jewish tribes had been living there since before BC (kingdom of juda)..... so reestablishment of israel for sure shouldve happened in 1948.

    the palestianians been living there for around a decade and they came from egype or syria and whatnot.

    perhaps a reasonable solution is to plan an immigration plan to send them all back to any of the arab neighbours... until then they can live in israel peacefully. bottom line both sides ought to stop killing each other for a piece of land no bigger than Wales!

    Source(s): my brain!
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  • 1 decade ago

    There's no need to bring up ancient history. Israel is exactly as reasonable a creation as is the Kingdom of Jordan and is a close parallel, except for the recurrent threats to extend the extermination of the Jewish population by Arabs in the region. Their recurrent over-reaching for the destruction of the Jews and Israel has put them in a position much inferior to that they could have had with the most minimum of compromises. Just look at a map, and compare to the proposed partition plan after World War II.

    The history of the last six decades is one of the Arabs trying every violent means at their disposal to expel the Jews and destroy Israel. They've tried everything except peaceful coexistence, and yet complain that they're treated with hostility. One might think that they'd consider just once trying the one remaining option: peace. Certainly, Israel has a history of multiple, if small and tentative, tries at land-for peace deals, but they're criticized because their efforts are rebuffed. It must be impossibly frustrating for them.

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  • The idea that Israelis could somehow be removed from Israel is bizarre to say the least. Why do people believe that millions of Jews can just be moved around at their whim and fancy?

    As pure evil as their motivation is, I will add I believe that the world's anti-Semitic armies are actually going to give it a try! We are on the verge of great evil breaking out and the Battle of Armageddon.

    The anti-Semitic world will try and it will fail catastrophically.

    Did you know that President Ahmadinejad of Iran actually wants to make chaos in the world? He believes that through it, he is going to come out on top.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You should be an Israeli because of one huge Factor, there never was a country of Palestine. From my own research paper - The term "Palestine" is believed to be derived from the Philistines, an Aegean people who, in the 12th Century B.C.E., settled along the Mediterranean coastal plain of what are now Israel and the Gaza Strip. In the second century C.E., after crushing the last Jewish revolt, the Romans first applied the name Palaestina to Judea (the southern portion of what is now called the West Bank) in an attempt to minimize Jewish identification with the land of Israel. The Arabic word "Filastin" is derived from this Latin name.

    The Hebrews entered the Land of Israel about 1300 B.C.E., living under a tribal confederation until being united under the first monarch, King Saul. The second king, David, established Jerusalem as the capital around 1000 B.C.E. David's son, Solomon built the Temple soon thereafter and consolidated the military, administrative and religious functions of the kingdom. The nation was divided under Solomon's son, with the northern kingdom (Israel) lasting until 722 B.C.E., when the Assyrians destroyed it, and the southern kingdom (Judah) surviving until the Babylonian conquest in 586 B.C.E. The Jewish people enjoyed brief periods of sovereignty afterward before most Jews were finally driven from their homeland in 135 C.E.

    Jewish independence in the Land of Israel lasted for more than 400 years. This is much longer than Americans have enjoyed independence in what has become known as the United States.4 In fact, if not for foreign conquerors, Israel would be 3,000 years old today.

    Palestine was never an exclusively Arab country, although Arabic gradually became the language of most the population after the Muslim invasions of the seventh century. No independent Arab or Palestinian state ever existed in Palestine. When the distinguished Arab-American historian, Princeton University Prof. Philip Hitti, testified against partition before the Anglo-American Committee in 1946, he said: "There is no such thing as 'Palestine' in history, absolutely not."

    Prior to partition, Palestinian Arabs did not view themselves as having a separate identity. When the First Congress of Muslim-Christian Associations met in Jerusalem in February 1919 to choose Palestinian representatives for the Paris Peace Conference, the following resolution was adopted:

    We consider Palestine as part of Arab Syria, as it has never been separated from it at any time. We are connected with it by national, religious, linguistic, natural, economic and geographical bonds.

    In 1937, a local Arab leader, Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, told the Peel Commission, which ultimately suggested the partition of Palestine: "There is no such country [as Palestine]! 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented! There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria."

    The representative of the Arab Higher Committee to the United Nations submitted a statement to the General Assembly in May 1947 that said "Palestine was part of the Province of Syria" and that, "politically, the Arabs of Palestine were not independent in the sense of forming a separate political entity." A few years later, Ahmed Shuqeiri, later the chairman of the PLO, told the Security Council: "It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria."

    Palestinian Arab nationalism is largely a post-World War I phenomenon that did not become a significant political movement until after the 1967 Six-Day War and Israel's capture of the West Bank.

    This leads to the statement to in all words summed up, there never was a country of Palestine.

    Micheal W's link is a site deigned to be anti-Israel in nature.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You cant invent a country on top of an existing one....and even worse, the country you invented does not afford basic rights to the people who have lived there for hundreds of years.

    Its too late now to uninvent Israel, but i would them up into the origninal area they were given, and give the rest to Palestine

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have dozens of links all of which support the Palestinians. Its difficult to find any truthfull links which support Israel.

    Here is one that seems to show both sides of the coin

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think this is a little more detailed then Michael w but it is from the same source website...

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