The Question No One Ever Asks About Israel vs The Palestinians...Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:46
Everyone in the media and in the U.S. government supports Israel's bombing of the small Gaza Strip and blames only the Palestinians for causing the conflict.
But no one ever asks the most basic and important question; What is driving the Palestinians to send rockets into Israel (which never hit any targets anyway)?
What is their complaint?
And Why does Israel refuse to recognize the Palestinians as a state?
Afterall, wasn't it the creation of the state of Israel which forced Palestinians from their homes in the 1940's (with the help of the U..S. and the world?).
Were not 750,000 Palestinians displaced and shoved into two small plots of land; the Gaza Strip and the West Bank?
Obviously Israel is here to stay with no intention of giving any land back. But could they not at least support a Two-State solution?
The answer is no because Israel doesn't want the Palestinians to have a voice or a vote in U.N. affairs.
It's obvious that Israel would like to eventually push the Palestinians into the sea. They have no interest in discussing a peaceful Palestinian State solution where they would get the same recognition as any other nation.
It seems that what Israel really wants equates to genocide or ethnic cleansing. This appears to be their goal for a final solution.
But it's the height of irony that a nation created out of these very same crimes against their own ethnicity now uses the same kind of actions against the people they displaced.
I'm no middle east expert, but as an observer of Palestinian / Israeli affairs, these are my conclusions.
I can't understand why much of the world refuses to recognize the Palestinians as a sovereign nation. Especially when this could very possibly end all the violence overnight.
Isn't it at least worth a try?
The following is from Wikipedia on this subject...
On 29 November 2012, the UN General Assembly passed a motion changing Palestine's "entity" status to "non-member observer state" by a vote of 138 to 9, with 41 abstentions.
Israel and a number of other countries do not recognize Palestine, taking the position that the establishment of this state can only be determined through direct negotiations between Israel and the PNA.
The main issues currently obstructing an agreement are, borders, security, water rights, the status of Jerusalem and freedom of access to religious sites, ongoing Israeli settlement expansion, and legalities concerning Palestinian refugees including the right of return.