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    • Yoni
    • 18.10.12 | 17:07 (IST)

    Israel was occupied following the expulsion and exile of the native population nearly 2000 yrs ago. This grievance was finally righted with the creation of the state in 1948. The return of the Jews to their land should be recognized for what it is, the right of return of refugees following expulsion and settlement by a foreign occupier. The mandate for Palestine as it was called divided the ancient land of the Jews and created both a Jewish and Muslim state. The large majority of this state is now called Jordan. There was no Jordan prior to it's creation by western powers in the aftermath of WW1. However even the creation of an entirely new country did not satisfy those that believe that Jews deserve no place in this earth, much less their own historic homeland. After 2000 years of little change, a land repeatedly described as a near barren wasteland throughout history and repeatedly pillaged by conquering armies, is now the only true western style democracy in the region, and an economic superpower. So much so that Muslims from across Africa are willing to risk death for the opportunities the people have created there. This nation was not stolen from another people. The other people, now called Palestinians, have languished in the realities of their failed system so evident throughout the Arab world, and done nothing but wait for either other world powers, their own power hungry who could care less leaders, or Allah to intervene. Spending the last 70 years building nothing, growing nothing, and maintaining the status quo of the last 20 centuries. The fact that Israel would conduct studies of how much food aid they need to give an enemy sworn to its destruction should tell all the haters out there how ridiculous trying to find moral equivalency between these two parties is.

    from the article: 2,279 calories per person: How Israel made sure Gaza didn't starve
    First published 08:00 17.10.12 | Last updated 08:00 17.10.12
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