British Palestine, Ottoman Palestine (Damascus Eyalet), Byzantine Empire. How far do we want to go back? Crusades?
|Quoting zrs70 (Reply 268):|
What's the history of New Zealand by the way?
The history of New Zealand includes a great bit over the last hundred years where the central government has gone to great lengths to right past wrongs. The Waitangi Tribunal actively investigates violations of the treaty and recommends actions to remedy them. Billions has been pumped into the various iwi. They have been given land (a recent settlement was 176,000 hectares worth), money, massive fishing quotas, special roles that assist administrating government land (rivers, national parks etc) that were culturally significant to them. Most importantly IMO they have been given apologies. Additionally, there are special Maori seats in parliament (which has two maori parties), thousands of special scholarships for maori students, special health and education programs for them too.
tl;dr New Zealand has been giving land back to those who were wronged and doing what it can to make things right. Meanwhile Israel is sadly still colonizing land by building settlements, forcibly demolishing arab housing, destroying their crops/farms (http://bit.ly/1uyPKwR) and firing shells at Bedouins.
P.S. I'm still waiting for the source, as mentioned in my previous two posts.
The Palestinians. Many of whom were Palestinian Jews.
|Quoting zrs70 (Reply 277):|
Palestine was considered a land area (like "the Alps.")
Palestine had its own currency and government.
And yet, despite most of the land being under arab ownership (http://bit.ly/1kMGe6x), the whole of British Palestine was encompassed in the Israeli declaration of independence.
Its amazing how the numbers change when Palestinians flee due to attacks by Israeli terrorist groups and then have the border gates locked behind them, as well as a large influx of migrants.