Your point? Jordan was created in 1946, Israel in 1948. Did the rules change in between those two dates. Or is it silly of me to presume you have a point?
The Middle East was carved up by world powers after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
In 1948, after a brief war, Israel's borders were set, Israel annouced a constitution and a country was defined.
According to a 1920 census,
it's here to stay and the Arabs have got to accept it. Most of them have.
If territory can be held by right of conquest then of what use is international law?
Soooo only "world powers" can define borders???
Well, that was over 100 years ago.
??? You dwell in an alternate reality.
??? Most nations were formed in such a manner. Do you have special rules for the Jews?
I think I will let this go. I believe I made my argument fairly cleanly. Coyote, despite starting off fairly logically... has degraded to vague unsupportable or clearly wrong statements.
The Arabs do not, have not, will not, accept Israel's existence.
International law has always been a joke. The UN did not do jack squat when Saddam tossed out the UN inspector, and if not for us, nothing would have happened.
He also re-asked the question 'what gives Israel the right' when I already made that case on more than a few levels. Further not one single ground has been given for anyone else to have 'right'.
I'm forced to conclude that either he simply willfully refuses to accept logical premise, or that his world view is detached from reality.
Second: since you feel that this okie dokie, how do you propose they should deal with the large and disenfranchised Palestinian population in the occupied territories you seem to feel belong to Israel? Or do you have different rules for Arabs?
But you haven't made a real point. The statements you made are nice neat, and irrelevant for the most part. And Even the above isn't really a point. It supports what we've been saying.Incorrect. Four Arab states: Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Mauritania recognize Israel. It is likely that if a serious and equitable effort were made to deal with the Palestinian situation and bring about peace more would.
International law certainly has been a joke. Look at how many UN resolutions Israel has defied and broke, with no repercussions. Iraq invades Kuwait and war is waged. Iraq is contained. Then what happens? The US invades Iraq based on an obvious pack of lies and - no repercussions. So...what lesson is learned? In international law - it's ok for some countries to defy it but not others.
I provided facts for my statements. Have you?