Actually I made a typo mistake and the declaration was at November 1947, so your claim is irrelevant. When you talk about the Deir Yassin incident, tell also that it was in the middle of a war, that Jerusalem was on a siege by arab troops, preventing from thousands of jewish people to get supply, and there was a battle in the village that in both sides there were casualties. It's not clear what happened there, but from what i've written, lately researches and historians saying the number of casualties from the village wasn't as big as been reported, and there was no shooting from close range over there.
It's funny that you are showing it like Israel made it all started, but there were enough incidents(Read some about Jaffa riots, 1929 riots, and you might read some about Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, who was one of the Palestinians leaders, and his activity with the nazi regime)
Do You know that to divide something, this thing has to exist first Please.
I also still don't know the reason for any country not to have borders unless this country wants to extend its area. The definite borders to any country is essential for its legal definition. The government without borders is just a ruling force and not not a government of a real country.
Well, It's not like Israel enjoying keeping Palestinian territories under it's control. There are reasons that the situation is like this now, and believe me Israel want to get a solution for this.
Another thing is that Israel occupies Gaza and West Bank, With the continuous refusal of letting a Palestinian country to exist, there is nothing left for those people who are millions but the South Africa Scenario. They will eventually ask to be Israeli citizens. If the best solution is 2 states and you think having a country with Jewish majority is important then the best thing is to do it now, give them Gaza and West Bank to make their country in it. I understand there is a severe fight over certain parts in E.Jerusalem, may be a ruling force from the 3 religions from different countries can have a special agreement about those certain parts?
You can go and check it, none(!) of the last Prime ministers of Israel, refused to letting a Palestinian country to exist. all of them agree that this is the solution, but you can't declare a country with many issues unsolved as now.
BTW - Israel is supplying Gaza with food and electricity, and some people suggested to help them to build a port and power station, and let them handle by their own, and from what i've heard, the Palestinians didn't want this.
I listened to a very funny man talking in CNN saying that Settlers should live in West Bank just like the Arabs who live in Israel. That got to be the funniest excuse for occupation I have ever listened in my life. Settlers don't want to be part of Palestine, they want to be part of Israel, while Arabs were living in their homes when others came to their lands. If Settlers want to be Palestinian Jews, thats fine but they actually want to take parts of West Bank to be part of the Israeli country.
Settlers believes that those lands belong to the Jewish people. I don't agree with them and most of people in Israel do not agree with them. Still, I think that Palestinians making too much of it.
Yes Or Levy Hamas is resisting occupation, thats a normal reaction, and legal btw, what do you really expect. And the Israeli Government is putting thousands of Palestinians in jail, they don't don't want to free some of them to get Shalit.
Because some of them are maybe with "blood on their hands" - responsible for killing innocent people, Israel has every right to hold them - and the refusal to let them go is understood, as they can come back and make terror attacks.
The negotiation is not going good now due the insist of not stopping Settlements, and this new thing of asking Palestinians to define Israel as a country for Jewish people when in fact there are many Muslim and Christian Arabs plus Druz who are living there.
It's funny that until now the anthem of Israel including clear message that it's a Jewish country, and there were no claims as now, when demanding to see Israel as a Jewish country. What's the problem that it'll be a Jewish country? does it means that Muslims and Arabs can't live here? that's nonsense.
There are people from both sides who don't want the negotiation to succeed, you discussed Hamas but you didn't discuss A.Liberman and many other fanatics. To summarize the situation their aim is to destroy the peace process cause they think there is a way in the future to destroy millions of people either millions of Palestinians or millions of Jewish. They should be ignored and the peace process should go on. A fair peace will prevent them from having many followers.
Hamas can't be compared to Liberman. Liberman already said that he agrees to a 2 state solution. Hamas on the other hand, not willing to see Israel right to exist. Any peace that will come won't be real as long as Hamas exist, and I don't believe that he will be gone if a peace agreement will be achieved, unfortunately.
If negotiations can't work, both parties should go to the International Court of Justice.
Nope. The International Court of Justice do not understand all the issues that need to be discussed, and a peace should only come between people from the 2 sides, otherwise it'll be a fake peace.
Any way, I hope peace exists. I am against injustice any where, I am against the cruelty that Muslim Women face in many communities like Saudi Arabia. I am against Racism Sexism and every kind of injustice, thats why I am against the Occupation Palestinians are facing just like I am against the injustice Jewish faced in history. I really hope that both parties can find a peaceful way to end this problem. The amount of hate and wars are just so much. Religion should bring peace not wars. I understand your annoyance when people seem to focus more on this specific conflict when the world is filled with injustice but you made a thread about it and I had to reply. Just imagine for a minute you are a Palestinian. Don't you think they are also people with feelings and hope.
I hope for peace as well and I wish it'll come when day, and I will be able to see it in my eyes. I only think that people that most of the people that criticizing Israel from all over the world, don't have any idea on the subject, and it's hard for them to understand the conflict as they don't live here. Also, I believe i know about Palestinians life more than this people.
I will end in optimistic words from the hebrew kaddish, a paryer that is saying every day in the bible:
"May He who makes peace in His high places
grant [in his mercy] peace for us
and for all Israel; and say, Amen."