Originally posted by herb slocomb:
I agree, the Jews have a common language, religion, culture, history, an ancestral land they have resided in for thousands of years, AND the United Nations has sanctioned the creation of Israel.
Tell me why they shouldn't have a tiny arid, dusty, sliver of land in the Mid-East?
I think you are oversimplifying this. Sure the Israelis have a valid claim on the land. But Palestinian nationhood and their claim to that land is as valid or as invalid as the Israeli claim. And so would be the claim of Arab Christians who have lived there forever.
Also, you have been consistently saying Jews bought the land and there was no military activity. So does that mean there has been something inherently wrong with armed revolutions around the world, throughout the history?
These are questions of sociology and you can look at it from any angle. What tribe/nation/religion gets to keep a piece of land ulitmately depends on military might and political muscle.