why such a small piece of land is so important to all these nations surrounding Israel. For thousands of years the land was destitute, ridden with disease and crime. The Jews came along, dried up the marshes, planted forests and built one of the most successful economies in the world, despite the constant wars perpetrated by it's neighbors. In the same time period, no one offered the Palestinians safe haven. They have been in so called "Displacement camps" for 60 years. After the holocaust the displacement camps for Jews were empty by the 1950s. The Jewish people moved on, they built lives for themselves all over the world. Nothing was handed to them on a silver platter. In fact most were turned away after the holocaust, including many of the Jews who traveled to the USA. What makes it Israel's responsibility to support the Palestinians for 60 years. They don't want to be westernized, why are we forcing this on them. Why doesn't the UN force other Arab countries to absorb any Palestinians who wish to leave. I am sure world charity organizations would even put up money, or micro loans, so the people would have a fair start. Whoever is left can accept that Israel is here to stay and become useful parts of society(Degrees, Jobs, Army Service, business connections to the Arab world). The ideal world....
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