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Could this be why there will be no peace?

Addressing Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas directly in English, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu identified what he called “two pillars of peace that I think will enable us to resolve all the outstanding issues … legitimacy and security.”

“Just as you expect us to be ready to recognize a Palestinian state as the nation-state of the Palestinian people, we expect you to be prepared to recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people,” Netanyahu said, adding that the more than one million non-Jews living in Israel enjoy full civil rights


Asked by tnmomofive at 11:26 AM on Sep. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Next to the jews the palistinians are the scourge of the middle east. They have historically caused trouble in every country they have been allowed in to. Look at what they did to egypt and kebenan. They are not welcome any where else in the middle eastm. The only reason they are being supported is as a tool against isreal.

    Answer by Carpy at 1:27 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • There won't be any peace unless/until both sides want it. There won't be peace as long as one side tries and the other side continues to insist that the other side has no right to exist or has extremists bombing it (with world support).

    This should have been settled years ago. BOTH sides were given land and help, but one got together with seven other countries and started a war. They lost the war and they should have lost that land ~ and the fighting has gone on ever since.

    One side has used the aid they were given to plant crops, build towns, etc. and has become largely self sufficient. One side has squandered their aid on bombs and artillery and cries about the poor living conditions of it's people.

    Both sides had the same opportunities ~ but one side only cares about eliminating the other. I just can't work up much sympathy for the one side.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:07 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • bandgeek, Palestine attacked first ~ and has continued to. The land they are fighting over is land they lost fair and square.

    I highly doubt that even if Israel cleared out of the west bank that there would be peace. That ISN'T what the Palestinian people want. They want Israel gone ... the land is just an excuse to keep blowing things/people up rather than setting up a productive country.

    Their people suffer because of their own actions, not because Israel exists. Aside from that, their 'land' was settled by Greek fisherman, not by any 'historical Palestinian' people. Israel, the Jews, were there centuries before those who took it.

    I'm not about to get into the theological right/wrong issues, but Israel definitely has more of a claim on several levels ~ and has tried umpteen times to settle this. Palestine won't.

    You have every right to side with who you like, but it makes no sense to me.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:24 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Farmlady, Capry and Sisteract said it well.

    I wish someone would apply Sisteract's "turn coat on their Creator" idea to gay marriage. Maybe people would try and understand it better.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:40 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • I think the Palestinians just want their land and homes back. Israel has taken more land than was designated for them. Until they desist, Palestine is going to defend itself....

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 12:02 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • There will be no peace because there are 2 sides who will never agree. Hopefully they can agree enough to just stop the fighting. It's a Hatfield and McCoy situation.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:03 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • There will never be peace because there is a fundamental misunderstanding and conflict over what land belongs to whom. It's the story if Ishmael and Isaac, which God promised would result in fighting until the Lord comes back. There is no peaceful solution.

    Answer by Laura2U at 2:22 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Farmlady is correct...
    If you went back to biblical history you will find that the land rightfully belongs to Israel. Like it or not thats how it is. God gave them that land. Palestine wants Israel gone.
    Recent news says peace is being pushed and President Obama wants it. If this peace actually goes through, it will fulfill prophesy and propel us even close to the end of the age.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 2:34 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • If it wasn't for Ismael there would be no Islam.Sounds like a great dream.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • The Israelites of the Old Testament are not the same as Jews today. Under the old law they were governed both civically and religiously by the same law. And as for Palestine, religion should not govern and government should not be a state religion.

    Answer by jessa1091 at 5:23 PM on Sep. 3, 2010