missile said:All the Palestinians want is the return of their country,that was forcibly wrested from them in 1949. Better weapons for them? Sure,I enjoy a good fair fight.
moghrabi said:Are we talking about history books written in the US or real history?
moghrabi said:Well then if this is the history you are refering to, do not blame suicide bombers.
And please refrain from calling those as my buddies.
moghrabi said:They will not be wiped out off the map. But for the last 55 years, they never enjoyed their country that was stolen from others and they will never enjoy it as long as they are occupiers.
moghrabi said:How could you say the Arabs instigated it if you are admitting that the UN decided to take it away from the Pals and give it to them. It is the Europeans feeling guilty for mistreating the Jews (Balfour Declaration) to take it away from one people and give it to another.
The Arabs tried to get it back. It is rightfully theirs. And they will keep at it until a fair solution is made.
#juan said:That area has been called Palestine for at least twelve hundred years. The Arabs who called themselves Palestinians had lived there for at least that long. The Palestinians, if we go by history, have a better claim to that land than the Jews do. Unfortunately posession is nine tenths of the law. Turkey invaded a lot of places. where are they now?
jimmoyer said:The claims on the land beget a lot of circular arguments going nowhere.
What I'm interested in is NOW and tommorrow.
Israel will not be dismantled.
Had the Arabs actually cared about the Palestinians, then Jordan would have given them Independent sovereignty of the West Bank during the years 1948 to 1967.
Had the Arabs actually cared about the Palestinians they would have not left it up to Israel to provide jobs for the Palestinians.
Had the Arabs actually cared about the quality of Palestinian life, they would have provided much more of their precious OIL dollars paid to them by you and me in the West.
Had the Arabs actually cared, alot more infrastructure would have been built: electricity plants, water and sewer, schools that taught something besides hate.
But the real agenda they had for the Palestinians was something entirely different, wasn't it ?