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Holy Land Conflict: No Peace Among Wolves

Nevirim Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 7:53 AM
has the "right" to the Land. If on the other hand you have a leaning towards a Biblical perspective still claiming that the Canaanites have the right to the land before Israel, then you have to talk to the "Original Creator!" After all it was He who created all the Earth and it was He that established the Nations including their lands and borders. He also decrees which nation exist and which nations are removed. As he is the creator and "Land Owner" he has the right to decree what land is or isn't a possession to Israel, or to the Ishmaelites. These are the only two positions you can argue from.

At times, complicated issues are most clearly understood in simple terms. Speaking before the Knesset in 2006, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu captured, in two brief sentences, that which lies at the heart of the ongoing, centuries-old Arab-Israeli conflict: “The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms, there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms, there would be no more war.”

Indeed, how does one peacefully co-exist with those whose singular obsession is that one should not exist at all? Can a Jewish people who simply wish to live in...