I showed very clearly the statement of fact in your very first sentence was wrong. Your response is to assert my statements of fact are merely opinions. Unfortunately you didn’t give a single example where they were wrong.
- Did the Ottoman Empire exist and control the region that later became the British mandate of Palestine? I say yes, this is a fact, not an opinion. You say what??
- Jewish agencies purchased land legally under Ottoman law. Yes, this is another fact, but do you disagree?
- The PLO was founded in 1964 and its first chairman, Yasser Arafat, was born in Egypt. Do you dispute these facts?
- There never was a historic kingdom of Palestine. That’s a fact, not an opinion. Or maybe you care to argue this one?
- There is a long history of Jewish kingdoms there. Do you claim that is merely opinion?
Gaza is ruled by Hamas which won an election and ousted Fatah in a civil war in which over 1,000 Palestinians were killed.
There are over a million Muslim Israeli Arab citizens with greater civil rights than anywhere else in the Mideast. They own land, run businesses, write in newspapers, appear on TV, pray as they wish, go to school, and vote. Street signs are in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. The Israeli Arab population is doing quite well economically and they enjoy excellent healthcare. Meanwhile the whole country is booming with the high tech, defense, medical, water management, and agricultural sectors leading the way.
Did I forget to mention that Tel Aviv just had its annual Gay Pride parade? Have they had one in Gaza?
If you can actually refute any of my facts, please do so in specific, just the way I demolished the inaccurate assertion in your first sentence. A general declaration, “ those are just opinions”, is intellectual cowardice and hypocrisy. Try harder and by all means get some actual facts.