1) Israel's legitimacy as a STATE comes from international agreements. Its legitimacy as a HOMELAND for the Jews comes from the Bible. And rightly or wrongly, hundreds of millions of people think the Bible is more legitimate than the pronouncements of the international community. 2) The commandments not to murder, steal and bear false witness are part of the very same Bible that commanded the Jews to conquer the land of Canaan. Clearly then, the Biblical author didn't see a contradiction between these commandments and nor do all those living today who subscribe to the Bible. 3) My point about the Kurds and Tibetans was not to argue that they deserve or don't deserve a land of their own. Rather it was to point out that the international community does not operate on the basis of "fair" or "moral", but rather on basis of what is expedient. Hence, I abide by these international rules when expedient.
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