Until the Jews stole Palestinian land and killed the Palestinians to get it, Israel did not exist. As a country Israel has REPEATEDLY refused to define her Southern border herself because the Israelis wish to annex the West Bank as part of Israel, claiming it as their Judah. East Jerusalem is ARAB and in the WEST BANK. Guess what- Israel refuses to believe this, even making several illegal attempts to unilaterally annex it-The UN and the rest of the world have vetoed it. The reason they have not annexed the West Bank is because the MAJORITY are Arabs-to do so would make them INSTANTLY a Jewish country with a MAJORITY Arab population instead of this happening in 25-30 years, not so far away.The democratically elected Hamas are actually the Arab counter part to the murderous Jewish terrorist group-an ACTUAL label the British gave them, the now democratically elected Likud-one terrorist group does not recognize another.
As far as Peace, simply ask why is Israel still occupying the Palestiniian West Bank and Gaza strips they ceded to the Palestinians in 2005, cutting off power, water, food, medicine, jobs, using cluster and phosphorous bombs on civilands bulldozing house, stealing land, brutalizing, raping killing the owners, using tanks and machine guns, to build ILLEGAL JEWISH ONLY settlements and buffer zones(even the US has asked them to stop-they refuse). The Palestinians lobb some missles into southern Israel to protect there land and lives and are branded terrorists-GEE-I think the Israelis are the terrorists-hear the brave words of some Israeli soldiers on this very matter-I applaud them for their truly human hearts:
http://www.shovrimshtika.org/index_e.asp- Break the Silence
The following link gives some UNBIASED statistics on deaths on BOTH sides-see whom has the right to protect themselves from whom-it sure isn't the Israelis:
1) The Jews STOLE the land,already developed by the Palestinians, and killed the Palestinians, doing so to this day.
2) The land belonged to the Palestinians, not the UN or International community-that part is under the bridge.
3) The land was, and, is being stolen by "offensive, not defensive" wars-come on now, it is NOT the Palestinians occupying Israel, but the other way around.
4) The promise was NOT intended to be made to Isaac, but to Ishmael-Sarah, Abraham's wife, figured differently. The promise that is the basis of the term "promised land" is contained in Genesis 15:18-21 of the Hebrew Bible:
"On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abrham and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates - the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites."
The verse is said to describe what are known as "Borders of the Land" (Gevulot Ha-aretz). In Jewish tradition these borders define the maximum extent of the land promised to the descendants of Abraham through his son Isaac(2nd born-the Jewish lineage and Ishmael the 1st born and the Arab lineage) and grandson Jacob.Even according to Jewish customs, the oldest son, which is Ishmael, is entitled to the father's inheritance, but because Sarah despised Ishmael, she wanted Isaac to get the inheritance and had Abraham exhile Ishmael. Neither is Ishmael illegitimate but the legal son of his SECOND wife Hagar-Genesis 16: "And Sarah Abraham's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abraham had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abraham to be his WIFE(my emphasis).
The promise is made to Abraham and the descendants of his son Isaac, and Isaac's son Jacob, Abraham's grandson as they are all given promise that their descendants will be given a territory from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates river.No where does it say the Israelis/Jews OWNED the land, nor were they to take it from, and, kill the Palestinians. The Israelis/Jews were given a land ONLY to reside in as many Jews already had among the Palestinians.God clearly states whom the land belongs to-"the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites." Of all these people, only the Palestinians whom are considered Canaanites, are still around. Except for Iran and Israel, Arabs own all of what was Canaan.
It is Israel whom is illegally occupying the West Bank and Gaza strips, illegally building Jewish ONLY settlements and buffer zones from land stolen from murdered INNOCENT civilian Palestinians using machine guns and tanks.It is not the Palestinians cutting off power,water, food, medicines, and jobs-just HOW would YOU protect yourself from annhilation by occupiers if your government couldn't?
*According to Alexander Scholch, GERMAN JEW AND PROFESSIONAL HISTORIAN, the population of Palestine in 1850 had about 350,000 inhabitants, 30% of whom lived in 13 towns; roughly 85% were Muslims(Arabs), 11% were Christians and 4% Jews.Scholch, 1985, p. 503.
Palestinian Demographics Link up to 1948
The Ottmans NEVER owned the land. They were occupiers to, and, were forced out by a series of revolts spearheaded by the Arabs-the Ottmans were driven out in 1922.Most of the Jews forming Israel were Foreign Jews, for the most part, having little or no connection to the Middle East .
Thumbs down, love to see proof anything I said is inaccurate, not just because you HATE Arabs.