Monday, April 12, 2004

Does Israel Have a Right to Exist?

I ran across an interesting perspective by an atheist jew:
I am a Jew and an atheist and an American and I question Israel's right to exist.

In 1947 when the UN created Israel as a new country carved out of Palestine, less than 10% of the population of Palestine was Jewish. More than 90% was Arab. Jews from around the world went to Palestine to take it by force for a Jewish homeland because Jews believe God gave the land to them 2000 years ago.

How would Americans feel if the native American Indians took back America on the grounds they were in America first 200 years ago?

How would Americans feel if Saudi Arabia gave tons of money and military equipment to native American Indians to take back America?

The Jewish claim to Israel rests only on the belief that God gave Israel to Jews. It doesn't even rest on the fact that Jews lived there 2000 years ago because Jews were not there first - there were non-Jews living in Israel before the Jews arrived 2000 years ago!

So if you do not believe in God or you do not believe God gave Israel to the Jews 2000 years ago then there is no justifiable Jewish claim to Israel.

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