I am not contesting that Palestinian's deserves their own state. However, where in history did it become solely their right. I ask this question, because so many are willing to bash Israel. Pointing out that they are thieves. They had robbed the Palestine people. Yet the Jerusalem was a Jewish city long before. The states or Kingdoms of Judea and Israel were before any mention of it being Palestine. And that word or name. It is nothing more then the Greek designation of the area. /quote
Well, the argument about them being thieves stems from the fact that they moved into an area that was already being lived in by others. Then, Palestine was given only 40% of the land when they have many more people than Israel does. Also, I think a great amount of hatred towards Israel stems from the fact that they were offered land in South America (which isn't well known, but is true) that was unoccupied. They chose Jerusalem. Obviously this is because it is a holy land to them. I have a few friends who are Arab-Americans, and their general view is that Israel chose the worst possible place to build their state...they chose a place they knew would inflame the hatred of many Arabs, and decided that that was the best place to settle. As far as I see it, it's the same thing as you living in a house for, say, fifty years. Then the children of the family who lived there before you come in and say "Oh, hey. Uhm...here's the thing. This is our house, actually. You're gonna have to move to that plot in the back yard. No, doesn't matter that you're living here NOW. We USED to live here, so we're taking it back." As far as I see it, you just can't do that.
And I think that the US supporting Israel in that is one of the reasons that there is so much hatred directed towards America, currently.