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Response to Thespian2 (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:53 PM

7. you said the following

Israel was given a state taken from Palestinian lands


and

Israel did not exist before it was created after WWII.


Palestine never has existed as an independent country. It was an artificial construct created out of the ruins of the ottoman empire, as a mandate for a Jewish homeland (league of nations, balfour declaration). However, I do believe that there should be a Palestine on most of the WB and Gaza (basically excluding the old city of Jerusalem).


There was no Palestinian lands to take from at the time. No Palestine existed.

By saying that the lands were stolen after WW2 you are inferring that israel has no right to exist, since the lands were 'stolen'

There are Kurds, but there is no Kurdistan. You can have a group of people that call themselves X without a nation. So a Palestine as an independent nation need not have existed to create a Palestine (same for an Israel)


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