Finn dAbuzz wrote:
... but the crux of the conflict in Palestine is the Zionists' oppression of the Palestinian peoples. The wars were a reaction to that.
Right. The Arab dictatorships of the time went to war with Israel to help the poor Palestinians.
For the '48, '57 wars, there was no occupied west bank with Palestinians. Weren't they Jordanians then?
By the way, how much of pro-palestinian sentiments have some ulterior motive to shrink Israel, perhaps to be a thorn in the side of American Evangelicals? I can think of a number of reasons that Evangelicals are not appreciated by a number of demographics. No?
Reegardless, not all pro-Palestinian sentiments are necessarily due to Israel and the Palestinians. There's also the possibility that any future Palestinian state would vote in the UN according to some political ideology?
It's really a sticky wicket, since Israel seems to be a fly in the ointment for more than just the Palestinian demographic, in my opinion. And, naturally since Jews do not command much respect on the world stage, if they get in the way of political agendas, F*ck them, so to speak. In other words, the truth might be more complex than what it appears on the surface.