Do you think that the existence of Israel is justified? This seems to be a, if not the, central issue in much of the conflict in the Middle East today, so I think that it's a pretty important question.
Now for years, I've always thought that the creation of Israel was a severe misuse of authority for several reasons until I actually started reading up on the matter and realized that those reasons might not be completely true. I had thought that Israel was merely created as an apology for Jews and Holocaust survivors, and I had also thought that Israel was created by the outright taking of other Middle Eastern nations.
But the fact seems that Israel was actually created from a British territory that was apparently "legally" acquired from the former Ottoman Empire. So the whole process seems legitimate to me. Not to mention that the British territory that later become Israel was already effectively occupied and settled by a large Jewish population. So why is not acceptable for the British to allow a Jewish territory (Israel) to become independent yet acceptable for the British to allow an Irish territory (Ireland) to become independent?
Territories, regardless of whatever history they had before, always develop and change authorities, ideologies, presidents, cultures, and economies whether it's because of war, rebellion, etc, so if Arab nations are angry because they can no longer continue the history of what they had with the territory that today comprises Israel then that's not a good enough reason to call for the termination of Israel.
I do however still believe that Israel is an investment and a strategic foundation for the West, mainly the United States. And I still believe that much of the West, including the United States and maybe Britain, were and are morally deprived imperialists. Even the Soviet Union opportunistically supported Israel, only because they had problems with Arab nations and could use Israel as an ally and resource. Same thing that the United States are doing today. All of this is wrong, but it still doesn't justify the termination of Israel.
As for argument that the territory that comprises Israel is Muslim holy land? Well, I don't know about that. But the Christians claimed it as Christian holy land before Islam even existed. And the Jews claimed it as Jewish holy land before Christianity existed. And I think that Islam and the Quran genearlly acknowledge both religions (which may explain why some Muslims actually support Zionism) so then how does Israel automatically become Muslim holy land? Regardless, much of the world is secular or likes to think they're secular, so any holy land talk will be ultimately be irrelevant. Unfortunately, the world will always prefer money, power, and greed over religion and God.
With all being said, I do however realize that I can still be ignorant on this subject matter so I welcome all thoughts and opinions so that hopefully we can get to some truths.
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