Posted by Jeff from bgp01107368bgs.wbrmfd01.mi.comcast.net (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 8:20PM :
In Reply to: Tip-Toeing Around Israel posted by panch from pool0615.cvx24-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 7:15PM :
When I was in "World Cultures" class we learned about the Arab/Israeli conflict.
The teacher went on about Hertzl, Zionism, etc.
I was utterly confounded when he explained that the British left and Israel was "declared".
I asked him: "How did the Zionists just declare that Israel exists in Palestine?"
His response was puzzling. So puzzling, in fact, that I don't remember what it was, AND ... I am still confused about that point.
Why did the UN make a partition plan that gave the Zionists 55% of Palestine and the indigenous people 45%, when the Zionists were in the minority?
I don't get it... still.
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