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FIFYbritguy said:AF this conversation is going over your head.
The Majority of Palestinians are Muslims. The Majority of Israelis are Jews. Both believe they have a claim to Jerusalem.
I don't wish to pick on you, britguy, but it's statements such as this that sour the situation to an even greater degree. All three of the major monotheisms (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) are represented within the Palestinian/Israeli peoples, and so to paint it as Jews versus Muslims poisons the well, facilitating the sort of comments we see from AF.
That being said, AF is correct in at least one regard - a point I alluded to prior. We can turn a blind eye to the Israel-Palestine conflict, and 'let them kill one another til there satisfied of killing everyone' [sic]. In such an event, the likely outcome is the single-state solution. No Gaza, no West Bank - just Israel. Would it mean the complete genocide of the Palestinians? It's a possibility - I'm not going to deny that. Of course, they could also be assimilated into Israeli society and function as upstanding members of the community, like all the other ethnic/religious groups within the country.
Would ignoring the problem be the moral thing to do? I don't think so, however states are above the concepts of 'good' and 'bad', and will - indeed, must - act in their own best interests.
Hi Vashdaman, I have to catch up with some work now, but I'll respond to your reply in due course (I tend to read threads back to front).