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Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastIsrael · 1 decade ago

Is it racist to refuse to recognize Palestine's Right to Exist?

And what is the meaning of the phrase "Israel's right to exist"? Is this a gimmick to equate mere diplomatic non-recognition with a secret plan for genocide or something? I don't quite understand why jews would imgaine people are obligated to "recognize" any government's "right to exist"; that would seem to be a political view,nothing more. Do they actually comflate a government with existence? If the end of the zionist regime meant Mass Annihilation,then how can more than half the world's jews prosper without it? American jews are not "israelis" and they seem to be doing well. So how is this term - "Israel's right to exist" - anything other than p.r. gimmicky? And why are antizionists not justified in applying it to Palestine?

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  • Zeno
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    No,just politics but one can say the same of zionism. Yes,it's a gimmick. Yes,the idea is to create the impression that non-recognition implies a threat of genocide. Antizionists are justified in applying it to Palestine - whether in terms of a separate state,in terms of a single multi-ethnic state,or a wholly Palestinian state without prejudice to the rights of the existing jewish population.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. They have lived there since the time of Canaan. Originally the entire area was known as Al-sham and had a very highly developed culture; it still does although much has been destroyed by the zionist occupation. On the "right to exist" thing,yes it does imply that other counries do have a right not to maintain diplomatic relations. Countries that don't recognize the zionist government are accused "refusing to recognize" it's "right to exist' a p.r. man's dream-come-true since it carries the implication that they desire to murder it's entire popluation and that as sovereign states they have no right to decide with whom they wish to develop diplomatic relations. Look at Iran. Zionist propaganda rlentlessly denounces it,it's alleged crime being that it Refuses to Recognize Israel's Right to Exist". Think of the hypocrisy. The zionist don't recognize the Iranian government,either nor have they ever made diplomatic overtures to establish relations. So far as I know neither country wishes to establish diplomatic relations or to recognize the other government. Iran isn't doing anything the zionists aren't doing. Why doesn't "israel" recognize iran's Right to Exist? By the way,it's also loaded terminlogy; it presupposes a right to exist that has merely to be "recognized". But many governments do not have a right to exist - like nazi germany,the ussr,etc. Or "isreal".

  • 1 decade ago

    If it is anti-semitic not to accept the state of Israel than it is also anti-semetic not to accept a state of Palestine yes!!! Israeli has pounded that statement "right to extist" over and over but no ones gettin it. It already exists and is accepted by every country in the world except ME countries. I guess if they scream it loud enough they think that it takes away the fact that the Palestinians have a right to exist because in reality they don't. Not on land not on paper. And before they are erased completely, something has got to change.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. The view is taken that the Palestinians do not have a right to their homeland because they are racially an Arabic people and "the Arabs" have many countries. That's like saying the French don't have a right to their homeland because they are European and so many Europeans have countries. As to the rest,I've never decided if the right-to-exist thing is propaganda or genuinely paranoid. In any event,it's idiotic.

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  • Arlene
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    4 years ago

    Joe both Palestinians and Jews existed on the land in the past and now. The whole world is saying If Israel has the right to exist so dose a viable Palestinian state. But so far the Israeli leaders want to keep occupying land that was never part of Israel. To recognize Israel right to exist you must recognize a viable Palestine right to exist too.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they jailed Nelson Mandella more than 25 years, but the truth appeared after that, so if zionists deny the right for Palestenians to exist, it will be a matter of time, and as usual right things always win.

  • 1 decade ago

    Since Palestinians are a nationality and not a race, it would be foolish, although not racist, to refuse to recognize Palestine's right to exist. However, most Israelis are in favor of a two-state solution, and Israel accepted the right of Palestine to exist when it signed the Oslo accords.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes it is. If Israel has the right to exist so dose Palestine both were created by the same UN resolution.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No,but those that deny the existence of Palestine are as crazy as those that deny the holocaust.

    added. People need to stop throwing around terms so freely or they lose their meaning.

  • 1 decade ago

    If it is nothing but p.r. gimmicky then why not defuse the situation by agreeing for the right of Israel to exist and demand the existence of a Palestinian state in return?

    PS- The majority of Armenians live outside of Armenia. Dose that how invalidate Armenia?

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