Bull****. Arab Israelis have equal rights, can live anywhere they please (in fact, an Israeli Supreme Court decision from a few years back reaffirmed that even on land purchased by the Jewish National Fund based on donations gathered specifically to house poor jews, arabs could not be excluded from buying property), vote in elections, have their own political parties and members of parliament . . .Around 20% of Israel's population are Arabs or Palestinians.
And they are forced to live in slums and dont have equal rights to Jewish Israelis.
Again, I call bull****. Many Palestinians talk about coexistance as an unpleasant practical reality that can't be avoided yet. Many more refuse to recognize even that. There isn't anything remotely resembling a Palestinian B'tselem or Peace Now that views coexistence not merely as an unfortunate necessity of the moment but as a good in and of itself.It's the Palestinians, specifically Hamas and other fundamentalist muslims, that won't accept the "others" existence!
Not true. Most Palestinians recognize the reality that they must co-exist with Israel. Its the conditions of co-existance that they disagree with. The # of Palestinians who dont want to coexist is = to the # of Israelis who still dream of a greater Israel free of the Arab people and for only the Jewish people.
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Most Palestinians recognize the reality that they must co-exist with Israel.
I disagree most Palastenians recognize the fact that they have no choice but to act like they are tolerating Israel's existance until such time when they are strong enough to expel them out of Palastine.
Can someone answer me how the Israelis are supposed to "co-exist" with arabs who can't even co-exist with each other? People like to point out how hard the arabs have it in Israel but does anyone know the conditions of Palestenian refugee camps in Jordan for example?
I can't say I like what Israel does from time to time. But I understand the unfortunate necessity of it.
Yeah the displacement of palastenians and the creation of many refugees was very bad from a humanitarian point of view, but about half a century later Israel has created from scratch a level of civilization previously unknown in any part of the arabian peninsula.
The bottom line is even considering all it's shortcomings it's my neighborhood too and I want to see Israel as my neighbor next door not some idiot with a country and a population whom he can use to wage war with as he pleases.
People who are talking about co-existence need to take a trip to the middle east.
Israel, do whatever is necessary to protect your citizens and ensure your existence for all time.
Last edited by RoadFan; 01-03-2009 at 09:47 PM.