Why are Jew obsessed with control of the Holy Land?

It is sacred to 2 billion Christians and almost an equal number of Muslims. Of the world's Jews more than half are atheists. Why would such a people feel they must control our sacred land?

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  • Zeno
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    In Palestine itself the percentage of atheism with self-identified Jews is far higher,approximately 80% so they are clearly not there for religious reasons. I honestly believe no Jewish person could give an answer to this question,although it will surely make them angry. But they would not be able to respond with an honest and well-thought-out explanation for you. I think they have entirely lost touch with the original purpose,which was indeed that of a safe-haven - now meaningless in today's world where Jews thrive in multi-cultural societies throughout the world. To some extent zionism has become a substitute for religion as Judaism continues it's decline. It is now the primary source of identification for a cultural group that has hitherto depended on religion as a source of cultural identity; one must remember that Jews are not an ethnicity; there are Jews who are Black and Jews who are Arab. And most of course are European,predominately eastern European. At some level the entire enterprise has become a cash cow on both ends,the recipient of vast amounts of U.S. military aid on the one hand and U.S. munitions manufacturers making fantastic profits from it on the other. But for the most part it has simply become a kind of mania for the majority of Jews and former jews - meaning "secular" Jews - and in my opinion has taken on the cast of a kind of mass popular delusion. Why must there be a Jewish State in Palestine? There simply is no reason - and that is the most sensitive aspect of all. That is why raising this question is in itself such a flashpoint for intense hatred and aggression. It cannot be answered positively by Jews. And although "obsession" may be an overstatement as regards the individual zionist,it is no overstatement in broad political terms. On that level Jews collectively act as if reality itself would disintegrate if Palestine had a normal government. The life of your average American Jew would not in fact be affected even slightly by the dissolution of the zionist state,but to any American Jewish organization the very prospect is equated with "annihilation" - as though a change in the system of government in Palestine would somehow cause 13 million Jews to just fall over and die. Bluntly put,when it comes to the "Israeli" government most Jews are simply beyond the reach of reason.

  • 4 years ago

    israel has a RIGHT to live in the land. Its all the Jewish people have in regards to a place they can call home. The question should be; why do Palestinians insist on making the country Muslim?? Hammas (and other arab fighters) are haters of violence and corruption. They don't deserve to occupy the land of Israel. Why aren't they satisfied with the Muslim countries that surround Israel?? Why do they feel the need to take over the small area called Israel?? To share the nation of Israel with Arabs in peace and harmony is something the Jewish people want. But when the arabs continue to make their lives difficult, of course they don't want to share !!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They believe that they lost their mythical kingdom there way back in prehistory, (maybe, who knows). America used it's new found power after being the only country to profit from WW2 to force the British to forfeit their then Palestinian territories to create a new State of Israel in a strategic position overlooking the newly found oil fields of the Middle East that had proved so crucial in cutting off the German/Italian war machine.

    If I was the unofficial 51st State entirely dependent on the US and being bombed daily by lunatics I'd be 'obsessed' too, how much better it the Americans had offered the Jews say, New Jersey, or something that was theirs to give instead of putting them smack in the Middle of where they are least wanted for (as usual), oil.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The old God-given-land routine doesn't have any basis in international law and sounds pretty odd coming from a largely atheist group. That's as hypocritical as four atheists - ben Gurion,Shertok,Meir and Weitzman - putting a Jewish religious symbol of their little flag and then plucking the same of an ancient Jewish kingdom out of the Bible to woe American Jews ( then largely religious) and wow Protestants everywhere. By the way it isn't an obsession,it's just a source of fantastic amounts of money and military power. Nothing more.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Invested interest using innocent American TAX payers money, a massive percentage by all means for the use of thieving and ethnic cleansing the Palestinians.

    Source(s): USA Zionist leaders
  • 1 decade ago

    They are able to pose as major force in the world via the controversy thus generated; they love the publicity. They also reap huge financial benefits in terms of both formal U.S. aid and soaking American Jews via groups such as the United Jewish Fund. Every year huge amounts of capital are displaced from the U.S. to the Israel,never to return.

    Insult responses from trolls should be reported. Obviously someone needs to study our community guidelines.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because it has historically been Jewish land for more than 3000 years. The only reason it became sacred to Christians and Muslims is that it was first sacred to Jews, and Christianity and Islam are built on Jewish foundations. Muslims have the vast majority of the middle east, including Mecca and Medina. Why do they need the Jewish Holy Land, too? Also, there are 1 billion Muslims in the world, not almost 2 billion. Christians are certainly welcome to visit the Holy Land. As are Muslims. But when East Jerusalem was under Muslim control from 1948-1967, Jews could not go there. And no one but Muslims can go to Mecca and Medina.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Those that want Jewish control of the Holy Land are Zionists.

    The Zionists want to control the land because they believe it is their "promised land". They have killed thousands of innocent civilians and taken their land away to do that, and they plan to kill more. They are absolutely unwilling to share Jerusalem with the Palestinians, who equally deserve it. But they think its all theirs, and compromise is not an option.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    same reason thieves are obsessed with robbing.....they love having something that isnt theirs and they like watching the people suffer trying to get back what is theirs.

    @ ilovechicago!: no offense, but u cant spell ("we aere not@!!)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    MONEY!

    No obsession to control the apartheid land,

    hence NO more cash from papa US

    along with all the other free services!

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