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Israel Land Dispute -Hour 1
Both Israelis (Jews) and Palestinians (Arab Muslims) believe that the land of Israel (formerly Palestine) is rightfully theirs. State your opinion and then respond/debate to others. You may support someone on your side, but also make counterpoints to what the other side says. USE EVIDENCE. You can even link your evidence if you know where you got it.
Yeah. Where do they go? There are way too many refugee camps out there than what there should really be. In 1949, 711,000 Palestinians were refugees. The Palestinians should at least have some of the land.
Just because they got the land from the U.N. doesnt mean they're taking complete control over Palestinians. The purpose for them getting that land was just because they didnt fit anywhere else. They just cant go into a state and force people who were perfectly fine right were they were out of their homes and throw them out. Thats just not right.
The Jews got the land from the U.N. Meaning it was theres, and the Palestine weren't leaving, what are they supposed to do. It was the Israleis land, and they won it over in war. The Palestine don't own it they don't have a right to be there anymore. It's not theres.
The Israeli's did go back there, but they could have lived in peace with the Palestinians. But instead, they just started beating them, killing men, women, and even children, and forcing everyone out of the country. The U.N. didn't want them to do that!
It is not all just the Palestinians. The Jews did alot too. You can't just say that Palestinians broke the peace treaties so it is all of our faults. The Jews are trying to force out the Palestinians just like the Jews are doing to the Palestinians. Where do we go?
I agree with this becasue the Isralies went into war with the Palestine, and they had their chance to own the land. But they lost the war so the Isralies won the land. On top of that the land was already theres when they were given the land by the U.N.
Thats a sign of evidence that israelis brought violence to the palestinians. The palestinians never wanted to be violent and randomly the israelis just started a war and ha terroism start because of that.
The Palestine were the ones who got them into the war if they would have left when the land was no longer theres it never would have happened. They were the ones that were fighting, and lost in that war anyways.
I think that the israelis should get the land, because the United Nations gave them the land. Also, the land is holy for the Jewish people. The palestinians may claim that the land is holy for them too, but it is never mentioned in the koran. Even after there was a war, the Palestineans lost. So there are tons of reasons why the Israelis should get the land.
I agree with you Lauren, because there's lots of reasons why the Israelis should get the land. Mean while, Palestine they just have a couple and they like to repeat the part where they were their first.
Since their are tons of reasons for the israelis to get the land, you should have evidence of what they are and again, just because the U.N. gave them the land, it doesnt mean that they can bring violence and force people out of their homes. They left, thats not the palestinians fault, its the israelis. They made the decision to move.
Why would they mention the Palestinians in the quran if they dont like them? Thats why. And since "God gave them the land" why didnt they stay? If its so important to them then why did they just realize that now and not before they left by choice?
I agree with Ashley becasue the Israleis were given the land by God, and on this website it shows the bible verse that it was said in. They were given the land, and it is a major part of their religion.
This isnt a valid argument, religion is based on opinion and faith, if you said that "God told me to have this Lamborghini and I have permission to take it from its owner" it would be anarchy, if that actually worked in the real world everyone would be taking things. I mean, i support the Israelis but this argument doesnt really work.
The Jews deserve the land because even after they had got it GIVEN to them, they won a war against the Palistinians over the land. This means the Jews successfully defended the land and won it fair and square.
Maybe, but you have to remember that the British used to own the land and they gave it to the UN so they have permission, they did not give the land to anyone else until after WW2 so the Palestines lived there but did not own it.
I think the Israeli's deserve the land because in the bible, it says God promised the Jews the land as a homeland. Most of the Jews beleive this so most of the Jewish population is in Israel. The Palestinians have no promise to any land, so they mostly live in the West Bank, the Gaza strip, and Jordan.
If god promised them the land then why did they leave? Even if they were there first, and God supposedly gave them the land, why didnt they stay, or is that just an excuse that now they realize they would say? Why didnt they realize it before they all fled Israel?
Jews should get the land instead of Palestinians. Israel is the Israelites homeland. Not the Arabs. Saudi Arabia is their homeland. Also, after WWII the United Nations agreed to give the Jews their homeland back after they had been kicked out of it. The land was suppossed to compensate for the terrible things that happened to them during the Holocaust.
The Israelis Deserve the land because they have been there since Arbaham and when they left they had no choice they were sent to the consentration camps and tortured during the time of hitler and no one tried to help them plus the world gave them the land.
The British owned what is now Israel before the Jews were granted this land. After WW1 the British gave all rights for the land to the U.N. which then choose to give it to the Jews. So it is legally the Jews land.
Israel fought in four wars against Palestine, they won every single one of them. Sure, they were funded by the UN but that just means that there are plenty more people supporting Israel's sides than the Palestine's side. In one of those wars the Israelis were outnumbered 2-1 yet they still won. There were 39 missles that touched Israel soil.
YES EXCALTLY!!!! The Palestines even STARTED the war which the Jews agreed to do! So it wasn't like the Jews went and just SHOT people randomly!! They fought war JUST like the Palestines wanted them to do. The Jews won so it means they get the land. :D
I think the Israelis should get the land. They should get the land because it said in the bible that the lord is giving the land to Abraham. (Genesis 13:14-17) Also they won more wars then the Palestinians did.
God gave israelis the land. Israelis should get the land because god said that israelis should get the land and god said that palestinian should not get the land. History show that israelis was there first.
Even if they were there for that long, why would they leave? Them leaving just gives the palestinians another way to keep the land because they never even left, even if they did develop the land there, why didnt they stay?
They Israelis deserve the land because they never had a place they could rightfully stay and call their home. The Jews have been kicked out of 109 countrys since the year 250. So they should have a promise land to call their own.
They couldn't have immigrated somewhere else because they were kicked out of many of the country's of the world. Israel is the only place they can call home. Everyone else has discriminated against them.
It is true throughout history Jews have been kick out of lands, but so have other ethnic and religious groups. However, there are many places where, today, religious freedom exists. So, look at my link below and you will see that Jews would be accepted in any of the 42 countries listed. They don't need their own homeland. Christians, Muslim, Buddhist, etc... don't have their own country.
This is a false statement that has nothing to do with this subject hense the fact that religion means almost nothing to this dispute so hollidays is not a good enough reason to give them the land freely
The Israeli's obviously have a better army because they keep fighting for the land and keep winning. I found death rates in Palestinians are MUCH higher than Israeli's. I think to keep a country stong you need people to live longer.
Israel should keep this land because they have the stable economy to run it properly. Palistine does not and could not keep up with this country. Israel ranks 51 for an overall rating and compared to the USA's rank of 10, thats pretty good. So if Israel has an up and running stable economy, why ruin it now?
The jews were forced out of israel. I understand that but when they came back they were vicious. During this feud 129 Israeli children were killed and 1,516 palestinian children died since september 29, 200. Thousands of children are dieing from this! The palestinians were there as long as the Jews. Why do the Jews deserve a homeland and the Palestinians don't? They deserve land because they were there as long as the Jews and longer and that is there homeland too.
Sure, there may have been a lot of children killed, but you need context under it! How do we know the Palenstinians didint use them to do their dirty work, or how do we know they were not caught in crossfire because of the terrain of palestine.
Not only did many kids die but there were so many palestine people were injured (49,518) and the israelis ended up only having 9,081 injured people so it is not a fluke that so many children died. The Israelis came and killed many of them for the land that was already occupied by the Palestines.
The Palestinias have been very violent and its a concern to the Isralies and the United States. The Palestinians miliant killed at least 53 Americans and injured at least 83 Americans. Also Palestinians sucide bombers have also targeted civilian buses, resturants, shopping malls, hotels, and marketplaces in Israel.
Yes I do agree a ton of kids were lost, But, the Palestines WERE the ones who started the war. They said that they would have to do war to win the land. WHICH the Jews did. And they won. So it was the Palenstines fault that they said lets do war. The Jews did it and won. It was war so yes it is sad and bad that they killed that many kids but its not there fault!
I know but The isrealis tried to make peace with the palestines but they keep lying and starting wars the land at one point was pretty equally but the israelis had more, but after every war they would just lose land so now the land is not equally at all but it is not the israelis fault
I agree. Most of the children were killed while doing daily activities, like playing outside or going to school. They didn't do anything! If this keeps up, there will be no Palestinians left. Nobody wants that.
First of all, the Israeli people commited ethnic cleansing. Ethnic cleansing is the act of forcefully removing an ethnic group or religious group by the UN standards. Then, the UN demands that the Israeli government lets the Palestinians who were deportated come back to Israel, and strongly deplores their decisions by Resolution #799.
This is not true, they only killed the people who fought back, you have to understand that the British used to own the land and gave it to the UN. Its not ethnic cleansing if you leave people behind, they didint try to kill EVERY Palestinian.
"God gave the land to the Jews." I feel that is is not a good argument. First of all the Palestinians have a diffrent religion than the Jews. It all depends on your religion and the Palestinians don't beleive that. There is no proof........
The Palestines were already there while the Israelis were not so even if they were given permissoion it was not by the actual land owners, the Palestines. It should not have been given to the Israelis because someone already had it.
Thats not right. Because the Jews were forced out of there land. And the United Nations GAVE them the land. Its not like the Jews really had a choice to leave the land and then come back and get it back. And the Jews Killed and Injured the Palestines because the Palestines said they WANTED war. So its not like they just went up to them and did this. The Palestines said "Lets do war to win back our land..." And the Jews just followed what they said. (To do war) So yes there were tons of Palestines injured, But there were also jews injured. Plus, Plaestines started this.
The Palestinians deserve the land because of all the problems the Israeli's have brought to them. They had always lived in Palestine, and then the Israeli's just came and forced them all out of the country. So many have died!
The Palenstinians never lived on the land forever, they were never a country until the UN decided to give Israel the land, they were just simple villagers and there were Jews there. About 10,000 of them, but today they were all forced out of the country.
Even though they were never a country doesn't mean it can't be a home for someone. It could be a home for both groups, but the Israeli's started forcing them out. They were beating, torturing, and killing children! They deserve to fight back.
You say that "so many have died," for the palestineans, but the Jewish people have been through rough times too. 6,638 palestineans were killed, which is a big number, but 5,933,900 jews were killed in the holocaust. All the palestineans had to do was give them a home after the big mess, but they chose to cause trouble and get theirselves killed by fighting.
The Israeli's are the ones who caused the trouble. They started it by beating and killing people and forcing them out. They at least should share the land, but that isn't what's going to happen because of what the Israeli's did.
The Israleis were given the land, and were told it was theres. That means that they were able to move into the land. The Palestine didn't leave when it wasn't there land! The U.N gave the Jews permission to take the land as there own. Palestinians didn't own the land.
A lot of people say that the israeli's were there first. The palestinians were there at the same time the iraeli's were there. We also won many wars against the israeli's. We never left the land, the israeli's did.
The Jews were forced out of the land, and were given the land by the U.N. They also won over the land in war against the Palestine. Then the Palestine kept fighting for the land that was no longer theres.
Just because the U.N. told them that they could have that land, it isnt right for them to come back violently. They came and forced palesinians out of their homes. They came back with war and terrorism. Clearly Palestinians have not done anything wrong and DO DESERVE THE LAND! It was rightfully theirs in the first place. The Israelis left, and then tried to come back, why did they leave in the first place then? Thei are better reasons for the palestinians to keep the land because all of the isrealis reasons are based on religion and thats not all that matters.
The reason they left is because they were forced to leave. Then they came back because the UN told them they could have the land of Israel. Then they fought a war and the israelis won. So there for they should get the land
Palestine was a country because it had an anthem, flag, coat of arms, constitution, government,elections, Political parties, legislateive council and Foreign policies. these are all signs of a deoveloped country.
i think the palestinians should get there land back cause they were there first,but they also had a chance to get it back but they lost , which suck for them bceause they lost the war.but jewish people could of bought the land instead od killing the palestinians.jewsih people could made a deal with palestinians instead if doing what they did.they could made a deal; with out having volence.
They are not just now taking Israel this has been their homeland for many years now. But now that they finally have the opportunity to live in their own country where people will not harrass them about their religion, the Palestinians are fighting them for it.
They only lost the war because of the help the israelis got from the UN. Also, the fact that they had to get the land back was not fair because the Palestines were there as well as the israelis and it is a holy place for both so after the israelis leave it should be open to the Palestinian people.
The Palestinians had always lived there and never left or was never forced to leave unlike the Israelis. The Israelis had left many times throught time, but the Palestinians had stayed there and never have left so they should get the land because they have been there and never left. Just because God gave the Isrealis the land doesn't mean anything, it is religous based for Palestinians.
I agree with that because the Israelis were not there so just because they had the land before, they still left so it truly should belong to the Palestines because they had most of the land until Israelis took over the land.
If the Israelis left the land they should not get a "get out of jail free card" they should not get the land because they left and just because the un says they can barge in on peace doesnt mean the palestinians agreed with this
Where is the proof that the Jews were there with an actual government? Their holy book is the only evidence, and it's not really evidence. It's just faith saying that the Jews were there, but nothing says the Jews had a government back then.
The Palistines were not there first. The Jews were and it states that in the bible. The Palistinians weren't even on their own land. It wasn't a country like Israel was it was just plain old land which was then given to the Jews and turned into Israel. So it was never rightfully the Palistines.
Thats the problem the jews base everything on their bible and on religious reasons. How do you know that they are even true? I'm not trying to be disrespectful or anything but not everything about their religion is worthy of being a good reason.