It's worked out great, cuz if we had not fought, we'd have nothing. Right now we have a country that leads the world in technology development, and have accomplished this while accepting so many immigrants that the population has grown some 12-fold in 64 years. Israel is an amazing success story. But of course, the real question is in what circumstances is fighting justified. Too long to discuss here, but I submit that the Jews have a much better case than the Palestinians, and so if they want to fix things, they will have to concede the prior and profound connection of the Jews to their homeland.
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from the article: Tisha B'Av as the Jewish Nakba