|Quoting GREATANSETT (Reply 7):|
there is a difference between one who opposes the state of Israel and those who oppose Jewish people.
If you know any Jewish person, and particularly those that live in Israel, you will realize that there is no difference, actually. The state of Israel and the Jewish people cannot be separated from each other (albeit the State includes other people too).
|Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 12):|
Israel was a "gift" to the Jews, and a way for the western nations to create an ally in a very important region of the world, politically, religiously and economically
Israel was a return to the land of the forefathers, lost in the Diaspora. Besides, the cold war was only getting "cooler" when Israel was created, so much so that the two German republics were created AFTER Israel. So no "gift" from the Western nations.
|Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 13):|
And then who does. Jews have lived in the area for thousands of years, longer then anyone else? Did you miss that part of history?
Conveniently forgotten, as usual.
|Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 14):|
The violence that goes on today is because of the Creation of Israel, and it will not end until the Palestinians get a home for themselves, where the jews are willing to respect their right.
I am pretty sure most of the Israeli people have all the desire of acknowledging a Palestinian state with whom they can leave in harmony. However, the capability of the Palestinian people to govern themselves is at least questionable, in view of the recent clashes between Hamas and the Fatah. Don't you think?
|Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 20):|
Isarel WILL cease to exist.
AS I mentioned in a similar thread a while ago, as long as there is one Jew alive there will ALWAYS be a State of Israel, even if it is only in the mind of that person (as it was for 2000 years). Israel will never cease to exist.