On the contrary Amit, I personally recognize the state of Israel and I very much appreciate the Jewish people's desire for a state of their own. In terms of the history, I can tell you that the Jewish people have a very warped sense of history. While the Arabs were not good neighborrs and indeed fought wars against Israel from 1948 to the present, the Jewish state is not without guilt in these wars either. I haven't the time or space to elaborate, but the historical record is clear. As for the ROOT cause of the conflict TODAY, I think you are WRONG. The Arab League has said very clearly that Israel can have peace and friendly relations with the Arab World if they simply END the OCCUPATION!!!! That you ignore this fact, shows YOUR intellectual dishonesty...However, I am not a racist, so I don't think your dishonesty is related to your ethnic background (as you seem to think mine is)...
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