No comment, except: I don't know what you are reading to get this information, or what you are smoking while reading it, but this is crazy! No matter what, no matter how, you always manage to make Israel at fault - for EVERYTHING! Like the Isolationer, you are "not open to the Israeli point of viewOriginally posted by takeo
"You know, you are amazing! Offer WHOM a state? Who was there, in place, to speak for these people? With the exception of the UN Partition, there was no talk of a "Palestinian state" until much later - '60s, I believe. "
What about the much cited un-partition-plan of 1948??
"And the Partition did not specify anyone's sovereignty over the Arab part; so for all intents and purposes, Palestinians were to be absorbed into Jordan and Egypt - both Arab countries. No matter how much some of them try to say that they are Canaanites, or whatever, they speak the same language, eat the same food, and look no different from the other Arabs. "
that's not true, palestinians are a distinctive people who also speak arab, it's not because englishmen and Americans both speak english that they are the same people.
The partition plan didn't mention that jordan and Egypt would possess Palestine. by the way if you go to morocco or Iraq, people are very different, eat different food, etc.
"As far as Israel's diplomatic position as the "bad guy" - that was only to USSR (after Israel refused to become their puppet), and the Arab states. France and UK were happy to use Israel's services in 1956, in return for equipment and moral support. "
of course after 1967 this perception became more obvious in Europe, but people saw israel always as an aggressive state established on the blood of other people.
"I don't know what you are reading to get this information, or what you are smoking while reading it, but this is crazy!
No matter what, no matter how, you always manage to make Israel at fault - for EVERYTHING! Like the Isolationer, you are "not open to the Israeli point of view". "
Not when that point of view is totally biased and always points fingers to "the arabs" while never looking in the mirror and assuming its own responsability for what happened.
I said that arab countries and the palestinians made mistakes too, but israel as well.