Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastIsrael · 1 decade ago

Is Israel a legit state/nation or not ?

A syrian girl told me that in her country they dont even have Israel on their maps - i told her i felt sorry for the children of Syria, and she replied 'why ? its not a legit state'.

thats where her and i parted. but we're still adults and respect each other on common values.

please keep this civil and polite without hurting peoples sentiments. No terrorizing or intimidating or other monstrous radical behavior. If you ARE a hamas sympathizer and have nothing intelligent to share, just blow yourself up.

otherwise feel free to contribute to this post.




I stand by what I said - if u are a hamas sympathiser (a terrorist sympathiser) - just blow yourself up.

nobody can force me to like hamas, they're not exactly doing a great job at building bridges and peace with Jews are they ? what have they done in the past to build peace ? jack sh!t.

26 Answers

  • Shay p
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The fact Syria teaches school children there is no Israel by erasing Israel off their maps doesn't change the fact that this none country kicked their rear ends in 1947 and in 1967 and in 1973, this none existent country with their none existent planes just blew up their Atomic plant.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I was going to give you a "civil and polite without hurting peoples sentiments. No terrorizing or intimidating or other monstrous radical behavior" answer until you said "If you ARE a hamas sympathizer and have nothing intelligent to share,."

    I'm not against the fact that you are against Hamas -- You are free to decide what you do and do not support, no one can or has the right to force any opinion on you (they can gradually manipulate you/me/everyone to believe certain things though). I cannot say I support Hamas either. I'm merely against you rejection of hearing the others' point of view. Also the way you express it: "just blow yourself up"... says wonders.

    And about the "they're not exactly doing a great job at building bridges and peace with Jews are they ?" -- This isn't about the Jews. It's about Israel and Zionism. Judaism is as much a victim of this as Palestine and the Palestinians are.

    I know I said I wouldn't answer you question but I guess I couldn't resist. If you look at the top results of googling "Asia map" , you'll notice there's no Palestine in any of them. That's all I have to say.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Israel was created by th decision of the United Nations in 1948,so its legitimacy should not even be discussed.The results of the voting were the following:

    Adopted at the 128th plenary meeting:

    In favour: 33

    Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Byelorussian S.S.R., Canada, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Liberia, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Ukrainian S.S.R., Union of South Africa, U.S.A., U.S.S.R., Uruguay, Venezuela.

    Against: 13

    Afghanistan, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen.

    Abstained: 10

    Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mexico, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia.

    What makes your Syrian girl´s statement especially amusing is that Syria was created ALSO by the decision of the UN,only two years prior to the creation of Israel.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Israel is a "legitimate" state only in the fact that it is recognized by most of the world as such.

    But, like the United States, it was created by the subjugation, displacement and murder of its previous inhabitants. Perhaps this is why the U.S. is Israel's only unilateral supporter.

    Israel my be a technically "legitimate" nation, but it's a morally and ethically incorrect one.

    BTW, no one can "force me" to accept Zionism either, Honey.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends on who you ask. Most agree it is. Israel's borders have expanded as well. Interestingly, enough. I believe some of it is.

    Regardless, Israel is here now and that cannot and will not be changed. Everyone, including Israel, will have to adapt - and that could mean giving land to the Palestinians, etc.

    Edit: "please keep this civil and polite without hurting peoples sentiments."

    Are you not hurting that answer's sentiments? If they support Hamas, then so be it. I hardly think you are being "civil and polite" to people's sentiments when you ask one to blow themselves up for supporting a certain group.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. They have long since disavowed the borders they accepted in 1947. They also have a very long,ugly and ongoing history of human-rights abuses. To put it mildly.

  • 1 decade ago

    How do you measure the legitimacy of a state? I'd say it should have something to do with it's humanity, the way it treats all of the citizens that it exercises power over and how that state relates to other nations and international institutions.

    By all these measures Israel is an abject failure. It doesn't just treat Palestinians like second class citizens, it murders them - men, women and children. Israel repeatedly ignores United Nations resolutions passed to curb it's revolting behavior and it has protected it's military commanders from war crimes charges (and will probably be doing so again very soon).

    Israel is as 'legit' as Nazi Germany and has a similar moral outlook.

    Oh, you may not like Hamas but they were democratically elected and very soon President Obama will be recognizing them as a legitimate political voice for the Palestinians.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no i don't agree with hamas at all. and no i don't view Israel as a nation either. why? because it has done so many atrocities that so many countries tried to protests but was silenced by the USA.

    like what? the previous leader of Israel(who died of a heart attack i think and was in coma i don't remember) persude a group of refugees all the way to lebobanon and massacred 2 refuggee camps in lebonon. reason? they were terrorists. did they find even a single wepon? no just women and children.

    there are other examples suchs cluster bombing(mine stuffed inside of toys), a sniper downed 4 kids playing by the beach with their kites because they were 1km away from a settlement in side the area. ages 4-10

    that's facts believe what you want.

    i can go on but i know you wont even respond to this. because you Israelis are such hypocrites, when shown your own injustices you just ignore what the guy say and still "we where just defending ourselves D:"

    Source(s): go ahead answer me. I'm dieing to know how you respond to this. really, go for it how do you justify this?
  • 1 decade ago

    No. Officially it has maintained it's legal stature but the UN violated it's own charter in recognizing it. It violated the right of all people to self-determination. The Palestinians were simply told they were losing their country.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well Syria banned teaching Hebrew and Yeshiva schools way before Israel was ever created. Syria was against a Palestinian state before Israel was created. King Faisal and the Hashemites of transjordan believed the people of western Palestine should be under their rule.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dear Sunita

    Great. I love the way you put it. Of course Israel is legitimate. Hamas is not. Not only does the world agree but even the man in the Moon. !Only a fool would differ.

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