Israel joining NATO? Watch
b) The UN are the guys that write all the legislation to create a country and thats cool but did the Palestinians agree to giveaway their country? No. The UN can't just redistrubute land on a whim.
c) Palestine is a pretty fertile country but the areas that were given to the Jews were the more fertile and often the most advantageous areas. They controlled the rivers and could pollute the water before it flowed into the Palestinian territories, since 1948 the Israeli territory has been expanding faster than their rate of population growth, modern 'Israel' has a population not much more than london but has way more land.
Irrelevant: Aweomse screen name, Bismarck was totally an awesome politician. Bit racist occasionally tho, didnt really like the polish. Especially the ones in bits of land he thought were Prussian.
Israel was illegally set up
The Palestinians had lived in Palestine for just as long if not longer than the Jews
and they coexisted with the Jews when they were there thousands of years ago.
Jews had been moving back to palestine since the early twentieth century
and the Palestinians got moved to the least fertile lands and land disproportionate to their population.
Also the 'millions of Arabs' who decided to live in Isreal, contribute a working class, treated as second class citizens and given the most poorly payed jobs. It must be nice having an arab taxi driver to drive u around on Shabbat, so u don't have to break any of the precious covenant laws! Most live there not by choice but by circumstance.
We use the term Palestinians in modern context, like I don't call London 'Londinium', so don't quarrell with that. Palestine was a name coined by the Romans for the area, the Arab populace who lived there before the Mandate have kept hold of the name, as it harks back to the time before the formation of Israel. Not because they believe they are part of the original populace of Roman Palestine; which everyone knows was mainly Jewish before the diaspora.
I suggest that present-day Anglo-Saxon Britons give Britain back to the native population of ancient Britain, who currently resides in Brittany, France.
Interesting point though, there also evidence that native Britons have similar genetics to the Basque people.
The Greek form Palaistinêi from which English "Palestine" is ultimately derived, was first used in the 5th century BCE by Herodotus who wrote of the "district of Syria, called Palaistinêi".
As a result of the First Jewish-Roman War (66–73), Titus sacked Jerusalem and destroyed the Second Temple, leaving only the Western Wall. In 135, following the fall of a Jewish revolt led by Bar Kokhba in 132–135, the Roman emperor Hadrian expelled most Jews from Judea, leaving large Jewish populations in Samaria and the Galilee. He also changed the name of the Roman province of Judea (Israel) to Syria Palaestina named after the Philistines as an insult to the now conquered Jews. Over time the name Syria Palaestina was shortened to Palaestina, which by then had become an administrative political unit within the Roman Empire.
Must be nice moving to a country of lesser educated people to do manual labour. (South Africa....)
To be honest the British empire bodged alot up for alot of people. But who cares when your a rich 'democracy' with the U.S. as your best buddy!
You point was that Jews were known as Palestinians before the establishment of Israel. Which is true in part, but is not the name the Jews wanted, it was an insult name derived by the Romans. Therefore the modern arab Palestinians use the name in defiance of the people who live in the lands which were once theres.
Did I say it was legitamate? Most countries were formed centuries ago when people couldn't see that taking already occupied land was wrong.
Mate I was explaining why the Arabs in the area hold on to the name 'Palestine', because you seemed to hold it against them simply because they didn't coin the name themselves.
'homeland of tyranny and racism'. Britain was evilly imperialistic and racist in the areas it conquered years ago yeah, but not really now (Blairy boy a tryrant? debatable...). I hope your not implying that British people are inherently tyranical or racist? Sounds like rather a tyrannical and racist accusation to me.
What gets me the most though is the way Isreal has gone about affirming it's borders through appauling human rights violations; and the fact that because we are best mates with them and America, we just turn a blind eye and allow the yanks to send them some more guns.
I have little respect for the country, and disagree with most of their maniac right wing policies.