Originally Posted by benaakatz
im sorry but the vast majority of the jewsish people is a NATION. we lived in the land for over a thousand years (archaelogically proven) until we were forcibly expelled. we still mainained a presence in israel throughout history and have always longed to return there.
there was NO palestinian state there. there was no country there. as far as im concerned we jews have a great claim to this land...its our home. let there be 2 states for 2 peoples, but do not try to claim that us jews have no right to our homeland.
by the way, before israel was ever established, the arabs attacked jews living in british palestine in massive pogroms. why? there was no israel...for what reason did they attack us? the palestinian leader at the time of the holocaust supported hitler and aided him in killing many jews. manay many arabs went along with this.
and when there was a partition, the arabs said no and went to war to exterminate the jews from the land. thats history. a great number of palestinians fled, some were encouraged to by theie leaders/fellow arabs, some feld to escape battle, and some were forced out (but that was only a minority). my point is that if the arabs accepted the 2 state solution back in 48, which would have given them a much bigger palestine, there would be no mess that we have today.
but do NOT try to claim that us jews have no claim to this land...that is bordering on prejudice and ignorance, and perhaps hate.
Well if we want to go back in time for land claims perhaps we should look at the second millenium BC when the area was an Egyptian Province (Lots of historical evidence for that) so perhaps we should hand the lot back to them?
The reality is that the immigrants post WW2 have no claim to anything in the area and before that the region had about 50 "owners" as various empires march through the area, Canaanites, Hittites, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Christians, Muslims to name but a few.