However, nobody has the "right" to ANY region, citizenship is a privilege that is given to individuals based upon the law and the desire of the majority of the region.
If most Israelis don't want to give too many citizenship to non-Jews or ANYBODY, it's their right, just like Japan doesn't often give citizenship to people who aren't ethnically Japanese.
It's irrelevant what you consider as "homeland", since the Jews originally came from Israel, it's their right to consider it their homeland. Nothing you can change about it, anymore than you can change the views of the Muslims that Mecca is a holy place to them.it being an origin-point of that ethnicity is not the same as it being a 'homeland'
No they don't, even according to your argument! The Jews lived there as a majority for 65 years, while the Palestinians who left and got kicked out are pretty much all dead! Therefore, people who weren't even born in Israel or ever been to Israel don't have as much right to it as Israeli Jews who live there for generations, even according to YOUR OWN argument!! The Palestinians ain't getting Israel back either way EVER, so it's irrelevant anyways.Palestinians have, if anything, a stronger claim to the land
The culture of Jews ANYWHERE around the world is based on Judaism and Israel, that's the one thing in common that ALL of us Hebrews have. If it wasn't for Judaism and Israel, we would be only connected by ethnicity, but we DO have our own culture, so stop being so ignorant and arrogant.- Jews are a heterogeneous 'people', worldwide and with a fluid culture -not a homogeneous, Israel-bound and static culture
So has everybody, especially Europe and America, so what?Israel has committed injustice in the past
As an Israeli Jew, historically I'm glad that all of the above happened because if it wasn't for Israel, the Jewish state, my family would've been forced to stay in Ukraine even longer than we were, and Israel saved us, so to me, the means justify the ends. Either way, that's irrelevant because it happened 65 years ago, the British are no longer butthurt, and it's time for the Arabs to start doing the same, after all, we all lose sometimes.through attacking and expelling innocent Palestinians in 1948
- through the subsequent appropriation of their land, and
- by using terrorism to end the British mandate
Israel will NEVER EVER allow their "right to return" because most Israelis would be STRONGLY against that and they will fight to death before they will allow Israel to become an Arab state. I'd rather die than have a citizenship in an Arab Muslim country. So would most of us. Any questions?Israel has continued injustice toward Palestinians since 1948
- through denying the Palestinian right of return
I oppose settlements, not on principle (as that land is holy to my religion, and you BETTER respect that just like you respect the Muslim claims to it), but because it makes it hard to create a 2 state solution, and I'd rather do the cancer surgery and cut Israel in half than risk Israel ever becoming an Arab Muslim state, God forbid.through illegal settlement creation
Yeah, well, would you rather be "right", start shit with us and get a nuclear war in response, or would you rather accept the desires of the Israeli majority and let it be? Remember, we will NEVER give up on the Jewish state, not in our lifetimes, at least. Remember, Israel has nukes and they are reserved for people like you who question our right to exist, so do me a favor, don't even question it. Start shit with somebody else if you're bored, you REALLY don't want to fuck with us, because we WILL destroy anything and everything that gets in the way of our self-determination. You guys can't finish what Hitler couldn't, especially after we have a state, great military and nukes, so just let it be, compromise and agree to disagree.Israel is wrong in being a 'Jewish state'
Israel is neither religious nor ethnically pure, however, Israelis have the right to their self-determination, whatever their majority wants, and if they want a religious Jewish state (rather than the secular liberal country that it is today) it would still be none of your fuckin' business, believe it or not.- because modern countries should not seek to be ethnically 'pure'
- because modern countries should be neutral as regards religion