In 1947, the United Nations approved the partition of Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab.On May 14, 1948 the state of Israel declared independence
The League of Nations approved the British Mandate of Palestine's intentions of creating a "national home for the Jewish people" in the aftermath of World War I. Thus, in 1947 - the United Nations too approved the partition of Palestine into two separate states: one Arab and one Jewish. The following year on May 14, 1948 the Jewish state; Israel declared independence.
The people of Zion should be thankful to have a land. But do they have the right to exist? This has actually been the debate and arguement since Israel was established and opposed by most of the muslim surroundings.
Recently on January 3, 2009 - Israel has began a ground invasion of the Gaza strip and also rejected initiatives for a negotiated cease-fire.
Perhaps they wanna taste another The Final Solution? The Holocaust which ripped 5.9 million of its 12 million. Perhaps a clone of Adolf Eichmann will make them whine.
But what is exact truth behind truth of the whole situation is beyond of what other countries and people might believe or think it was. According to Wikipedia, there is a different side news story - but the published text could also upset certain readers too; here's what is posted on Wikipedia:
Israel governed the Gaza Strip from 1967-2005. Pursuant to the Oslo Accords signed between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Israel maintains control of the strip's airspace, territorial waters, and offshore maritime access, as well as its side of the Gaza-Israel border. This continued control has allowed the Israeli state, which opposes Hamas, to control the inflow and outflow of Gaza's essential resources, including food. When food is in short supply, Gazans have taken in food supplied by World Food Programme workers in the area. Israel's position is that reports of food or fuel crisis are "created and promoted by Hamas." According to Israel, "there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza" and Hamas purposely shuts down electricity and confiscates the fuel supplied by Israel to Gaza.
Then in Marsden's blog, on paragraph 6 - An Israeli bombardment of Gaza overnight targeted 40 sites and resulted in more than 20 deaths and many more injuries. Palestinian medics reported that just 3 of the 23 Palestinians killed were Hamas fighters and the rest civilians. Earlier on Saturday, at least 13 people were killed when a missile struck a crowded mosque in Beit Lahiya. Israeli forces also attacked the American school in Gaza, killing a guard. An Israeli spokeswoman declared blithely, “The school…was a site for launching rockets.”
But how true is that statement up there? I'm not there to witness but by reading these news everyday will make me think of "the opinion". This war is everlasting when they forget what they are fighting for and use religion as a cause thus creating a commotion and confusion among other countries.
Readings & References:
Kanazi, R 2006, Does Israel Have A Right To Exist As It Is?, viewed 8 January 2009, <http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20editorials/2006%20Opinion%20Editorials/May/19%20o/Does%20Israel%20Have%20the%20Right%20to%20Exist%20as%20it%20Is%20By%20Remi%20Kanazi.htm>
Fox, D 2007, Does Israel have a "right to exist"?, viewed on 8 January 2009, <http://blog.dennisfox.net/index.php/archives/2007/07/14/does-israel-have-a-right-to-exist/>
Wikipedia 2009, Gaza Strip, viewed 8 January 2009, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_strip>
Wikipedia 2009, 2008-2009 Israel-Gaza conflict, viewed 8 January 2009, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008%E2%80%932009_Israel%E2%80%93Gaza_conflict>
Marsden, C 2009, GAZA STRIP 2009 = WARSAW GHETTO 1942…as Zionist tanks bear down on refugee camps, the world demands that Israel and America stop the slaughter of the innocents, viewed 8 January 2009, <http://gangbox.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/gaza-strip-2009-warsaw-ghetto-1942as-zionist-tanks-bear-down-on-refugee-camps-the-world-demands-that-israel-and-america-stop-the-slaughter-of-the-innocents/>