should I support Israel or Palestine and why?
- KiethLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Israel was passively living their lives when members of the Palestinian Liberation Organization blew up two commercial aircraft at the tel Aviv airport. They drew first blood. Of course, in order to get to this point, you can't ignore the fact that Israel wouldn't be there if it wasn't for the United Nations making arrangements for European Jews looking for a place to live after World War two, and the Jewish Defense League striking out at the homeless rabble from random Arab countries who were living on that spit of land at the time.
- LLv 51 month ago
Israel. Israel has been our friend for eons. The American Military trained the Israel military.
- RobertLv 61 month ago
The name “Palestine” was used by the Romans to attempt to negate Israel / Judah as names for the land of Israel. Today the “Palestinian” Arabs and their primarily anti-Semitic supporters, use the name “Palestine” for the same purpose. Therefore one cannot logically support both Israel and "Palestine".
Internationally-recognised history shows that the last indigenous sovereign state in the land of Israel (Roman occupier imposed-name “Palestine”), prior to the RE-establishment of Israel in 1948, was the post-Biblical Jewish Hasmonean Kingdom of Judah. Including: West Bank, Gaza, and Golan Heights. Capital (what is now East) Jerusalem / “Old City”; between 110 BCE / 754 BH and 63 BCE / 706 BH - Map:
The reader can also learn how the Jewish Hasmonean Kingdom of Judah
re-gained its independence from the Greek Seleucid empire, from the following two sources:
Extract from “Josephus - “Antiquities of the Jews”, Book 13, part of Paragraph 11 of Chapter 5, to end of Chapter 7.
(PDF file comprising introduction and then one paragraph to each page, total 16 pages):
Extract from “1 Maccabees”, Chapters 14 to 16 inclusive.
(PDF file comprising introduction and then 10 verses to each page, total 13 pages):
Coins from the Jewish Hasmonean Kingdom of Judah (and see uploaded image):
The independence of Judah ended with Roman occupation, and many but not all Jews, were exiled, including to Europe.
Whereas millions of Jewish men, women, and children, were murdered by the Nazis for being ethnically-Jewish, the “Palestinian” Arabs and their anti-Semitic supporters are obliged to claim propaganda-fantasy falsely-denying the Judah heritage of the Jewish People (“Jew”=citizen of “Judah”) and falsely-claiming the “Palestinian” Arabs are descendants of Jews, so as to dishonestly evade the noble Quran’s recognition that the Land of Israel is given by Allah / God to the Jewish People (noble Quran: Sura “Al-Maaida” 5:20-21).
The reason for their propaganda is to perpetrate a hoax that Jewish Israelis are foreign invaders. This being an attempt to justify taking the land of Israel, in which the Jewish community has had unbroken presence from Biblical times.
The Holocaust speeded-up a return by some Jewish exiles to their homeland, which had already been underway before the second world war.
The Jewish People are the indigenous people of their ancestral homeland of Israel with unbroken presence there since Biblical times:
Why then do we refer to a “Return” of some Jewish exiles? While there is unbroken Jewish presence in the land of Israel from Biblical times, some Jewish exiles wished to return to their ancestral homeland of Israel. The clue is in the name:
“Jew” refers to the citizens of “Judah” / Israel.
There has never been an indigenous “Palestine” / Arab sovereign state in the land of Israel upon which the “Palestinian” Arabs could base any claim to any part of Israel.
The League of Nations in 1922 resurrecting the name “Palestine” from Roman occupation, authorized a British Mandate; an administrative region ruled by a foreign imperial power. JEWISH citizens were Palestinian: Irrespective of race or religion citizens of the British Mandate became: “Palestinian”.
The Media referred to its inhabitants, as:
“Palestinian Arabs”, / “Palestinian Jews”, or as: “Arabs” / “Jews”.
The prior Ottoman Turkish empire did not use any such political name as “Palestine”, but rather Ottoman-occupied Judah / Israel was within the Ottoman province of “Syria”.
The “Palestinian Arabs” dropped the name “Arab” so you should not understand they mostly originate from Foreign-Arab-Migrant-Workers who came to the land of Israel just prior to, and during, the British Mandate - See “Arab Immigration to Historic Palestine: A Survey”, by Richard Mather:
The “Palestinian” Arabs having considered themselves to be Arab only, this is why they were opposed to being called a “People” until the 1960’s, when they decided it fitted with their intention to steal the land of Israel from its indigenous Jews:
Israel (size of New Jersey state in the U.S., or Wales in the U.K.) was Re-established in 1948 following a United Nations Partition Plan which had sought to set up two states, one Jewish and one Arab. However, it takes more than one party to make an agreement:
The then Palestinian Jewish Community accepted the U.N. Partition Plan, while in 1947 the “Palestinian” Arabs commenced a civil war to oppose it, instead take ALL the land, and expel (or murder) the Jews. Arab countries also attacked with the same objectives, but the Arabs lost the war.
However, Jordan illegally-occupied the West Bank, and also East Jerusalem from which the Jordanians expelled the Jews.
Egypt illegally-occupied the Gaza strip. Neither of them offered any area to the “Palestinian” Arabs.
(Please see “Sources” area of this answer.)
“Palestinian” Arab propaganda falsely-alleges the Re-establishment of Israel caused: a “great injustice” / “nakba” (“catastrophe” / “disaster”) to the “Palestinian” Arabs.
> The “Palestinian” Arabs violently rejected the Arab state of the U.N. Partition Plan;
> Jordan and Egypt occupied the land proposed for an Arab state under the U.N. Partition Plan (approximating to the West Bank and Gaza);
> BOTH Arabs and Jews, became war-refugees;
> The Palestinians falsely-claim with no evidence of any such policy that they were expelled from the land; Jews were indeed expelled by the Arabs as policy.
> “Palestinian” Arabs live and work in Israel.
Therefore the reader is entitled to be skeptical about “Palestinian” Arab propaganda alleging a fantasy-injustice.
Some Arab refugees had owned land / homes in the land of Israel, but private land / home ownership does not of itself amount to proof of entitlement to the sovereignty of the country in which a community lives.
Some “Palestinian” Arabs have Israeli citizenship, while most refuse it because they falsely-claim ALL the land of Israel.
In 1967 Israel gained control of the West Bank and Gaza and as an attempt at “land for peace” under the Oslo Accords, granted the “Palestinian” Arabs autonomy of part of the West Bank (40%) and the whole of Gaza (anticipating a peace treaty until when the land remains Israel’s).
Afterwhich the Palestinians:
> Do not sincerely negotiate any peace treaty.
> Make an unverifiable false-claim to ALL the land of Israel.
> Want to expel the Jews from the Jews ancestral-homeland of Israel.
> Attack Israeli Jewish civilians as policy including children.
No wonder anti-Semites display such emotional-support for the “Palestinian” Arabs !
Israel is often accused of being in breach of United Nations resolutions, as the "Palestinian" Arabs enjoy a U.N. block-vote of up to 56 Arab and additional Islamic-aligned countries (e.g. U.N. member states that are also members of the “Organization of Islamic Cooperation”), plus the influence of Arab oil money with consequential trading-power; compared to Israel being just one country.
U.N. resolutions on Israel give the appearance of having been drafted for the U.N. by Palestinian-Propaganda-Central in Ramallah.
Fully-complicit with “Palestinian” Arab propaganda falsely-denying Jewish roots in the Jews ancestral homeland of Israel, both the U.N and European Union regard the Jewish People as “invaders” thus as “thieves” and “illegal-occupiers”, of the Jews OWN land (of prior Jewish kingdoms of Judah / Israel - Map see source above), thus of building “illegal-settlements”, with Palestinian terrorism falsely-considered as: “resistance to occupation”.
The Jews then, the only people in the world falsely and perversely accused of having “stolen” and “illegally-occupying”, their own ancestral homeland of Israel.
The “Palestinian” Arabs obtained a unique false inheritable refugee status from the Arab-dominated U.N, for bundling with their dishonest “right of return” as a fraudulent means of invading Israel - see favorite answer, at:
Supporting the “Palestinian” Arabs is NO support for any two-state solution. Why? The “Palestinian” Arabs deceive the world they seek a two-state solution, whereas in reality they falsely-claim ALL the land of Israel (to none of which do they have any verifiable-claim) and seek to expel or murder the Jews. This is clear from what is taught by the Palestinian education system and “Palestinian National Charter”.
I hope this helps.
Image: Coin Jewish Hasmonean Kingdom of Judah; of King Mattathias Antigonus, c. [approx.] 40 BCE / 682 BH.Source(s): Additional Sources: Jordanian illegal-occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordanian_annexation... Egyptian illegal-occupation of Gaza: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_the_Ga...
- Anonymous1 month ago
Always Israel in 1948 6 Arab nations Attacked Israel and many other Arab nations followed them into war with the War cry we will drive the Israelis into the sea asl long as it takes
Israel had done Nothing wrong but get its Homeland back it has always been the Land of Israel Not Palestine
today Many arab Nations have Gone out of their war to appease and make friends with Israel
except the Terrorists living in the Land of Israel
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- Bill-MLv 71 month ago
Look at it this way. If Israel gave up all it's weapons, it would be over run and every Jew Killed by the Muslims. If the Palestine Muslims gave up all their weapons - Piece would break out.
- 1 month ago
In my opinion, we should treat Israel as an ally in the middle east region, but not a close ally. Countries like Britain, Canada, and Australia are our closest allies in terms of shared political and military goals. Israel is an ethnically and religiously aligned state that has sent spies to America and sold advanced military technology to China. They don't behave like an ally at times and go their own way on both domestic and international policy. However, the Palestinians are not only less trustworthy than the Israelis, they are one of most untrustworthy entities in the world. Even if their leadership wasn't two-faced and corrupt, they have only loose control over their various factions. There have been times where things cooled down between the Israelis and Palestinians, but the Palestinians pissed that away and the hard-line Israeli leadership that has since taken over has kept things locked down.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Former US President Trump tilted US foreign policy towards Israel. The US new policy under President Biden is not apparent to me. The US has many connections of US citizens to Israel for various valid reasons.
There are very few American connections with Palestine (Palestinian Authority or whatever) except for family connections with Americans of Palestinian descent, etc.
Guess that you will have to figure out the situation on your own.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
You win. I give up, why?
- Anonymous1 month ago
You should support neither since you require being told what to support because you are too lazy to educate yourself on this highly complex situation so as to form your own opinion.
- DavidLv 61 month ago
Lol, you ask strangers for advice? WTF.
- YesLv 41 month ago
If you are American, you should support neither. Worry about your own country.