[quote]Originally posted by Vargas:
<strong>Much of the problem in the middle East stems from the fact that after the second worls war NATO divided up much of Palestine and gave land to the Jews.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Yes it's true, but NATO was right to do this : during the genocide more than 7 millions of jews where killed (perhaps for you it's just a member but it's imply that entire jews family where anhilated, and that most jews have one of few member of his family killed in WW2, some others survive but where shocked for their entire life after the time they spent in a concentration camp).
I think that giving land to the jews was the least that world can do for them ( a very little compensation). A land for them was the warranty that these people can leave in safety under their own governement without being prosecuted for the simple fact to be a jew.
Perhaps the initial plan of the NATO take not enought warranty , but as i say everyday to some of my patients who want to know everything of their future we should have all a crytal ball.
Israel has the Moral right to exist since his beginning (and now he exist, and this question is no more relevant than to ask if US or France has the right to exist)
I would just add that Palestine in my opinion have the right to exist but they choose a bad way with terrorism. My major criticism against the jew governement is their politic of settlements. This has been dealt many times here on AI, i will not discuss it more time, but as you are new here Vargas, i just wanted to precise my opinion.
[ 07-04-2002: Message edited by: powerdoc ]</p>