So using your justification it would be perfectly legitimate for the nations which neighboured the former Yugoslavia/Chzechoslovakia (or any other example) to annex parts of those nations which, seeing as they were falling apart into new and distinct nations, would not be able to dispute the theft of land.
No, they exist because Israel exists. This was also the position of most of the Arab world until they realised that it was damaging the prospect of a Palestinian state.
In 1948 and 1999.
When Israel was established it offered everyone settled on that land Israeli citizenship, to the best of my knowledge. Citizenship of Israel is irrespective of your ethnic or religious background.
It would become legitimate as soon as it has political control over land clearly defined by and recognised by the majority of its population, and one would hope the international community. It would also have to accept or provide for political obligations to co exist with its neighbours.
Well thats not untrue but its misleading to say that they exist as they are purely because Israel exists. Had Israel remained within its own borders rather than subjugating hostile peoples i dont see how you can seriously suggest the level of hostility and suffering would have been the same.
The Palestinians are fighting because of religion. Although they both want the holy city of Bethlehem, Israel are fighting more because of Politics. Afterall, there is more evidence for politics than religion. Religion was made up to help human-beings not feel alone. What is the point in fighting over something that is not real and can hurt people? That is the reason i said i hope all Palestinian suicide bombers kill themselves (not injuring others) and realise there is no such God, to whom they wasted they pathetic little lives over!
Yes some people believe we still havent landed on the moon, but there is evidence to support this. Religion just seems to conjuer up "magic" to cover the weaknesses in its story. Such weaknesses include the body of christ dissappearing in the tomb after he died.
If there was a god brought down to earth (who was mortal) why was he sent at such a time? Surely if ever we needed a God then he would have been sent to us at this period of time.........
Is the Pope Catholic?