Originally Posted by MosiT
In addition to that, in 1948 when the United Nations granted the Israeli partition and declared them an independent state they made the same offer to the Palestinians. An independent state much like that of Israel and living next door to them.
They refused and said that they would drive the Israelis into the sea.
The rest is history.
1. So, it is safe to assume then that you are okay with all the decisions made 60 years ago, including our own, regarding segregation, human rights, etc.
2. If the Palestinians rejected the offer made in 1948, does that give Israel the right to force them forever to live like animals, without the basic human rights recognized by the very same UN?
3. Since you seem to love to bring up the UN constantly in regards to this issue, how about the many resolutions that were passed by the very same UN comdemning Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and the illegal occupation of Palestine and Syria?
The point is that you cannot pick and choose (the ones you like) among the UN decisions to make your point, while ignoring many other decisions by the very same body, and the fact is that the vast majority of the UN resolutions regarding this matter are not in her favor, therefore ignored and violated by Israel, not to mention the tens of thousands of people without a home, or any basic human rights.
Of course, no one is condoning terrorism and we are all in agreement that the cowardly acts committed by the Palestinian terrorists should be condemned but we also need to recognize the fact that Israel is not an angel in this conflict either. They have killed many times more than they have lost. Zionism is racism in its purest form and condemned by many, including many many Jews, all over the world, including the US.
So, Wright is not wrong in his claims. Not at all.
At this point, no matter what the history is, the two sides need to sit down and resolve this once and for all.
If they want to put an end to children dying, that is.
And we need to push Israel just as the Palestinians have been pushed, to do just that, by divesting as opposed to blind support which gets us nothing but the hatred of the Muslim World.