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Land Belongs To Palestine Land Belongs To Israel
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Palestinian (Arab/Muslim) & Israeli (Jewish) Conflict Block 7/8

Who should the land belong to? This conflict has been going on now for 69 years.

Land Belongs To Palestine

Side Score: 174
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Land Belongs To Israel

Side Score: 158
4 points

I believe that Jerusalem should belong to no one, and I think this because three different religions claim it, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. It should belong to everyone, and no one should be able to build a (new, any residents that already live there can stay)house on land within a mile of the holy city.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22whoffman(4) Clarified
1 point

I agree because they both have a connection with Jerusalem so they should try something that helps them both not one or the other. But, Eli it might be a challenge because of religion so they might not get along as well.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
1 point

I agree with you because since it is claimed to belong to three different religions, it should belong to no one because they are different in beliefs. But the people might not be able to agree with it.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
4 points

The Palestinians never left the land called "Israel". Why should the Jewish people be "entitled" to land that they didn't care enough about to stay at? Forcing the Palestinians off of land that they have occupied for hundreds of years is no different than when the "new" Americans forced the Native Americans off od the land that they occupied for hundreds of years. It's not right!

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

This is true if they did care about the land of Israel then why did they leave?

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22ifisher(8) Disputed
3 points

They didn't really have a choice. Life is more important than land, and if the Jews didn't think that then they would've stayed for sure. The Holocaust forced them to leave, and if the Muslims wouldn't have made it so hard for the Jews to come back and settle down again peacefully then they wouldn't have had to throw them out.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
3 points

110% agree with this statement they can't leave and then say oh well this is still our land so get out of here Palestine's. They left the land and did not clarify who would still be in control

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22pbrown Disputed
2 points

They did not want to be part of the war that was going on and felt uncomfortable of being in the middle of this situation so that is why they left and they were the first ones to settle in this area

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
4 points

I think that the fact that jews say "God gave them the land" is not a reason for them to force people out of their homes, also remember that wars have been fought and people have been killed on both sides. I believe that there should not have to be a one or two-state solution, but that anyone should be able to live anywhere (applies to all but holy sites). I think that your religion should not determine where you live or how you are treated, and the jews are abusing their power by taking so much land from the Palestinians. I also believe that for a solution to be made, the leaders of these countries need to stop hating each other. both have done wrong, and progress will only happen when they forgive for past events and stop trying to take or take back land that was stolen from them.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

I totally agree with what you are saying, Eli! I think the leaders of each of these "Countries" should LEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

This is Amazing Eli I can't see it any other way. I agree 100%

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

I agree anybody can go anywhere (except other holy sites for other religions) and everyone should have to follow the same rules.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
4 points

When the Jewish people came back to Israel they came back forcefully. They made the Palestinians leave their homes and they had to flee to refugee camps in neighboring Arab countries because they weren't allowed in Israel.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

The Palestine people show has more land because they stayed in the land the whole time and just because people who left that didn't want to return demand land. It doesn't mean that they get almost the entire country. The Palestinians should have more land from their populations and their religion.The Jews had left and come in forcefully wanting the land that the Palestine people took. Therefore the Palestine people should have more land because of their motivation to stay.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

The Palestinians have always lived on the land and never left in great numbers like the Jewish people.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

I agree you can not leave something behind then come back and steal from whoever took after you left it behind.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

I believe that we should help the Palestinians, due to being put into an almost 2 country way. From having the Gaza Strip and the West bank. These are the only 2 places they could call their own. We should give them more than having barely any land to call their own when we see the Jewish people coming in and out of Jerusalem. But what I'm proposing is having one country but a two state way. Have it one country so they don't have to deal with going thru customs. And also being united. The West Bank would be shared then the rest of the land would be split in two. The Jewish people on the top, and the Palestinians on the bottom. Due to having holy land on the top for the Jewish.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

I believe that the Palestinians should have the land because they had the land before the Jews did. The Jews just came and kicked the Palestinians out of their homes and they were then left with nothing. It is not right to all of a sudden kick people out of their homes which were rightfully theirs.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22ifisher(8) Disputed
5 points

The Jews had the land first, like in the way beginning the land belonged to Israelites. "God promised the land to Abraham, God gave the Jews Israel."

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
lexi_e(9) Disputed
3 points

The Jews left the land and to just expect to come back and kick everyone out of the homes should not happen. It is not right! If you were just kicked out of your homes would you feel like that is right?? And even if the Jews had the land first does that make it right to kick people out of their land and homes?

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
Sawyer(7) Disputed
3 points

If you are pointing out that they had the land first can you think of when America was land to the Native Americans. They had the land first but the others around the world and kicked them out.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
3 points

Your facts are true Levi, but should the jews get the land just because god says they should? also, remember that all Palestinians on Jewish claimed land were forced out of their homes. just because the jews suffered does not mean they should be able to inflict suffering on others.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22ifisher(8) Clarified
3 points

Well, the Palestinians didn't have to make things so hard, they weren't there in the first place so the land didn't belong to them. Until the Jews make it clear they weren't coming back the Muslims didn't have to claim the land just yet. And even so, the territory was captured in defensive wars. Even after the land was given to the Jews they successfully defended the land by winning several wars.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

The Jewish people left and came back forcefully. They made Palestinians leave their homes and flee to refugee camps in neighboring Arab countries, for example, they forcefully pushed Palestinians out of their homes and forced them into refugee camps. Not only that but, As this was happening the Palestinians had no say as to what they were going to end up doing with them and where they would be put. Then eventually Israel came back and took it all back without any warnings to the Palestinians.

So to solve this conflict I think that they should split Israel into 3 major sections, one section would be pure Palestine culture while one of the other sides will have pure Israels. These two sections would be two different parts on the opposite sides of the country. They both should have access to the medditeranian sea and they should each have access to most natural resources While in the middle of Israel their would be a bigger section where it was all natural and everyone would be treated the same, where both Israelites and Palestinians can meet.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

I support what Graham said, bad things happened to both Israel and Palestine people, so if there is a way to split the land the way both sides agree, (for example: make all of the holy zones, neutral so both cultures can go to the holy zones without being bothered and then split the rest of the land evenly) there wouldn't have to be any more argument or war. Because the Jews did come back and just take the land and toss the Muslims back out, but the Muslims did try to take over the land when the Jews had it first, AND when they were forced to leave the country because of the Holocaust, the Jews didn't really have a choice, the Muslims shouldn't have taken the land until they were sure that the Jews weren't coming back. But the land being split evenly is fair.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

I agree with that because the government should put equal boundres so people from both religions can meet and be treated the same. With that, I also agree that both religions can access water and some natural resources.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

When the Israelis came back they forced the land to be theirs but they left and then the British took their side and they got more land than the Arabs. So if they both want land they have to make it even and have both religions to have half each not one have more.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

were there first and it is like if ou drop a hundred and don't pick it back up and some else come and looks around to see someone and sees no one so he tacks it that the happened the museums left and the jew look around did not see anyone in the land so they took the land & ten because the museum come back and the jew have to leave that not fair

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

One reason why that the Palestinians should have half of the land is that because the Israelis had left but then came back more forcefully kicking the Palestinians out of their homes and have them fleeing to refugee camps. They also shouldn't have been kicked out of where they were living just because the Israelis had to leave in big groups.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

ok Sean, that does not really give any evidence for why the jews deserve the land. Just because they were hurt does not mean they get that big of a piece of land.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

Even though the Jewish people were the ones who left the land I believe that sharing the land would be a good compromise. Both the Palestinians and the Israelis were promised the land at different points in their lives. They could share the land and have it be a 2 state country. They would be able to share Jerusalem and have it so both the Palestinians and the Israelis could enter.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

Aiden, just because jews say that god gave them the land doesn't mean he actually did. and even if god did want jews to have the land, would he want them to force people out of their homes and kill people that were there before them to get it? also, once again, religion should not affect where you live, religion and jews and Palestine should not be affected in negative ways by religion.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

I think no one should be able to buy or build on more land around any holy sites(including Jerusalem).

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

I believe that the land belongs to the Palestinians because when the decision was made, the Palestinians did not get a fair share of land. The Israelis got way more land than the Palestinians did. The Israelis also destroyed the homes of many people so it would make them leave. No one should be forced to move out of their own home. The Palestinians have settled in the land before anyone else and it is not fair that the Israelis took it from them. The reason why they wouldn't share the land was that they were of two different religions. One was Judaism and the other was Islam. The odd thing is, they both believe in one God, it's just that they have a few different ways of doing things. Also, many Palestinians had to move to refugee camps because their homes were gone. Between 350,000 and 400,000 Palestinians were displaced during the war. That is quite a few out of their whole population. They got two pieces of land, and one was really close to the desert. The Palestinians rightfully deserve the land.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

the Palestinian people let the land and went to a new land so then when it got hard for them to the new land they wanted the land back but if was not for war the Palestinian people would have stayed there and seemed it got bad they left so that why the jew were kicked out

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

The Jew's basically left Israel and went to another country. When and other world war started the Jews started heading back to Israel. If the Palestinians had already settled in the area and where the government is thinking that the Jew's should have some land. Jewish people left and came back forcefully. They force the Palestinians to leave their home and go into refugee camps.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
1 point

yes and they did leave their place and then moved and when they are treated they ran back and took over the place

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

They should both be able to have the land because of religion. I know that religion is a huge part of both the Arabs and even the Jews. But the holy city of Jerusalem is big in both parts of the religion that they both follow. But with both religions, it is hard to come to a consensus because they keep on arguing saying that God gave it to them or that it never mentioned it in the Koran. But with the Jews, they forced their way into the land that they had and the Arabs they were not willing to let them come back even though they have been living together before this even happened.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

I agree they should all share the land and be able to agree on something and make things work because they have been debating about this for a while now.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

I believe that the Palestine should have the land. because they were there first. One website claimed that “If we go back to the late 19th century and the early 20th century, the Arabs were in Palestine first.” And just because the Jews had the land because of the way they had been treated doesn't make it owned by them.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
Levi22(10) Disputed
3 points

if Israel was theirs then why does it say on the yellow sheet that it was given from god to the Jews

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
lexi_e(9) Disputed
4 points

The Jewish people left the land though so to just come back and expect that everything will be the same and they should just get the land that has lots of Palestinians homes does not seem right.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

Yes, I think that the palestine should get it because the jewish people do not care about it if they left so why would they give land to the people, that do not care about their land and mabey not even take care of it. But the palestine did not leave and they stayed and they kept the land and did not leave it because they do care about that land.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

I also have to say that the Jews did come into Israel forcefully and did try to kick the palestine but why should they kick the palestine out because if you think about it the jews just adbaned the land and they just left it so the palestine took over it because no one was there to stop them or say no so they took it over.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

"Israel is a holy place for Muslims as well." Jerusalem shouldn't be given to just one side because they got the land. If both sides consider Jerusalem a holy place then they should share that part of the land.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

I believe the Palestinians should get all of the land. The Palestinians have always had the land and been part of it, they never left it. The Jews are being unfair to the Palestinians and kicking them out of their homes and forcing them into refugee camps just because they think the land belongs to themselves. The Jews think that "God gave them the land," which is not a good enough reason to kick people out of their own homes. If God gave the Jews the land, they should have stayed the whole time and not have left. Leaving the land gave people the opportunity to come in and start a little community, so it is unfair for the Jews to come back and say that they get the land just because they were there first.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

One reason why I think the Palestine's should get the land is that they were treated poorly throughout the world, and they feel that Israel is rightfully theirs. The Jewish people left and come back forcefully. They made Palestinians leave their homes and flee to refugee camps in neighboring Arab countries. The Jews made the Palestinians leave their homes when it was rightfully their's when the Palestinian's should have their own country as well. Palestinians have always lived on the land. They never left in great numbers like the Jewish people. There is no time in the area's history that they have not lived there.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
1 point

I think Palestinians should have the land because they have always had the land. The jews made the Palestinians leave their homes and flee to refugee camps in neighboring Arab countries. The jews believe that god should give them their land, that doesn't give a good enough reason to the Muslims. The Palestinians should continue to have the land that they once had.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

I agree, with the Jews leaving the land they can't just come back and expect to have the land that people have built a life on.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
1 point

I agree with this because the Jews did just expect to live on the land that the palestine's did build and the Jews are expecting to live on the there property, But then just kick out the palestine.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22sgingras Disputed
2 points

But the Jews settled in Israel before the Palestinians. And the reason why the Jews left is the Roman empire, they didn't choose to leave.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
1 point

But the jews just left for a different country and were like we are going to find a new country to live in. So the palestine probley did not think that they were going to come back but when they did they did not just say hey can we share this land but instead they can back with force and then took homes from people and were kind of like this is our land. but the problem was that the Jews just left one day without saying something and then one day just came back for no reason.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
6 points

I believe that we can't just not worry about the Jewish people they have been thru a lot. Due to the Holacost and being pushed out of their homeland. So I want to propose that in Israel we should make it one country and a two state way. Having the West Bank a free land for holy places then splitting the rest into two. The Jewish on top for holy land then the Palestinians on the bottom this will help them both have a water transport system and a somewhat equal amount of land. This will eliminate them having to go thru costoms.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
4 points

See that is a Great Idea that is what they should do instead of kicking the Palestine out of the only place they call home and forcing them to leave.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
4 points

I agree with what we have in America works out great with having a united country that is one.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
Levi22(10) Disputed
2 points

I disagree because then the Palestinians would have to go the customs to get to their holy place and the Jews would want to have some water transport so it would lead to more conflict

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
Sawyer(7) Disputed
3 points

I would like to say they wouldn't have to go thru customs when it's a free land. Do we have to go thru customs when we go to another state. I'm saying there are 2 states run by two governors. Then having that piece of land run by no one. It's a free holy land that should be respected not ruled.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
5 points

I think that the land belongs to the Jews because they were there first and it says on the back of the yellow sheet that god gave the Jews Israel

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
22whoffman(4) Disputed
2 points

But they left and that means that they left the land. And so the Arabs took the land that they found back so that means that they lost it because they left.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22pbrown Disputed
3 points

They left because they did not want to be part of the war and Palestine is never mentioned in the Koran

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
Brady_Hurst(10) Disputed
2 points

Yes Levi, but they all left leaving the land to the Palestine to take the rest of the land. Then the Jews coming back and saying that it was still theirs.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22lkibbel(11) Disputed
5 points

However, it wasn't their fault they left the land. The Jews were kicked out of Israel 2,000 years ago by the roman empire.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
Levi22(10) Disputed
2 points

I have been persuaded by other people's comments now I think that it is like if someone had a toy (Israel) then that person puts it down and leaves just like how the jews did then they can't come back and take it if you put it down it would be up for anyone to have

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
lexi_e(9) Disputed
2 points

Ya, it does say that God gave them the land but why should the Jews leave the land and then get to come back and kick out all the Palestinians from their homes?

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22sschmidt(2) Disputed
3 points

I disagree imagine that you went on vacation and came back to your home only to find a bunch of random people you don't know.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
22pbrown Disputed
3 points

But don't forget that they owned the land first but went to safety because of the war

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
22gmoore(9) Disputed
2 points

I disagree with this statement. Although The Israelites had the land first does not mean they can hand over the land to the Palestine's and say you can have it for now then come back and tell the Palestine's they never allowed this to happen and all you Palestine's have to leave this place.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22aschwartz(1) Disputed
2 points

Saying god gave them the land does not provide good reasoning

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
5 points

I think Israel should have the land mass because they were officially there first and they created everything that is in Israel today. They also have a lot of historical places in Israel and would be lost by the Palestinians and there are also cultures places for the Jews in Israel what would tear apart their religion and tear apart the Jews. The Jews also built the land mass and they have a very historical background in the Israel land mass what would also destroy the culture we should give Israel their land mass back because so much would be restored and a culture would be saved.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
3 points

I agree because they were the first people to settle there and the only reason that they left is because they were scared of the war that was going on so they left as an act of safty

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
22gmoore(9) Disputed
3 points

No, because they all left which means the land is up for grabs for the next person to own it. Which means the Israels can not take it back, the nice thing they could do is share.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
Brady_Hurst(10) Disputed
2 points

Yes, they were there first and they left it behind thinking that they would have a better life in Europe. So explain why they leave then expect the land that they left behind never to return to back?

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
5 points

The territory was captured by defensive wars. However, even after they were given the land, they successfully defended the land and one several of the wars that were held there.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
3 points

I believe that Israel should have more of the land than the Palestinians because later back God gave Abraham the land. If Abraham has the land he is a Jew, therefore God gave the land to the Israeli's.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
22aschwartz(1) Disputed
2 points

I disagree. Even though Israeli's believe that god gave them the land this isn't a good enough reason, we need proof.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

Although Lydia you said they had the land first. I refute that. I agree that they had the land in the first place, but the mighty oh god gave the land to Abraham, therefore the Jews have taken the land and now own most of it.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
3 points

yeah to put this into something that everybody would understand if you were using something and you stopped and someone gave it to someone else than its there's

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
lydiaMD(6) Disputed
2 points

so are you saying that because it was supposed to be the jews because "God" gave it to them, gives them a right to kick the Arabs out when they decide to leave and come back when they want?

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22ifisher(8) Disputed
3 points

It's like leaving a toy or a phone behind. People had seen you use it, it was yours first, and you go away for a while (not because you wanted to, because you were forced to) and see people using it and taking it when they obviously know that it was yours in the first place. And since they wouldn't give it back peacefully they had to go to extreme measures and take it back by force, since it was yours in the first place.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
22ifisher(8) Disputed
3 points

It's like leaving a toy or a phone behind. People had seen you use it, it was yours first, and you go away for a while (not because you wanted to, because you were forced to) and see people using it and taking it when they obviously know that it was yours in the first place. And since they wouldn't give it back peacefully they had to go to extreme measures and take it back by force, since it was yours in the first place.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
lexi_e(9) Disputed
2 points

So you're saying that just because "God" gave them the land makes it okay to kick people out of their homes? No! That is not okay and that should not happen.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

I think the land belongs to the Israeli people because first off, they were there first, the Jewish people settled and developed the land, as far back as the records show the Jewish people had occupied the land, since apparently, God promised the land to the Jews. So why should the Palestinians take the land that wasn't theirs in the first place?

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

I agree with you because the Jews had first occupied the land and had owned the land at first. They had first settled in on the land and developed and shaped it into the land that it is today.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
22gmoore(9) Disputed
1 point

This is true but even if god promised the land to the Israelites does this mean that Israel can give the land to Palestinian's and then come back and kick them out into refugee camps and say it was ours and we never gave you the right to have any of the lands!?

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22aschwartz(1) Disputed
1 point

The jews have always occupied the land but the Palestinians have always lived on the land. They never left in big numbers like the jews have. And there is no time in the history that they have not lived there.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
3 points

Even though the Israelis people left and came to the land they should still have a chance in getting the land. They were the first ones to occupy the land also they were the ones who settled in Israel and developed the land.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

Jerusalem should be neutral for the Israelis and the Palestinians because there are holy sites for the Muslims, Jews, and Christians. If there is a two-state solution, the Palestinians or the Jews could possibly have no access to some holy sites, which could cause conflict.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

I agree sam, but I think that this should apply to Christians as well because the city of Jerusalem is also important to them. I also believe that this should apply to all holy sites claimed by multiple religions and that these sites should not belong to any one body, but to everyone.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
hswanson(56) Clarified
2 points

I agree with you that Jerusalem should be a neutral site similar to Washington D.C. in the United States. I see the problem of this 69 year conflict over land becoming "the norm" and the feeling I get from Israel is that if we ignore the Palestinians long enough; they will give up.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
Levi22(10) Disputed
1 point

if Jerusalem is neutral than the christens would maybe want some of the land to because it's a holy place for them and they can't split it up because that would make conflict against the Christians

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22sgingras Disputed
2 points

It's neutral so the Christians would have access to holy sites, along with the rest of Israel.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

Israel people left and went to a better place but they came back because they had to avoid the war but if was not for the war they would have staid but because of the war they came back and just kicked the jews out of there place

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

On the yellow sheet, it claim's " The territory was captured in defensive wars. Even after the land was given to them, they successfully defended the land by winning several wars." They even gave Sinai back to Egypt.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
Brady_Hurst(10) Disputed
1 point

If this is about Isreal why are you talking about the defensive war with Egypt?

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22gmoore(9) Disputed
1 point

Yes I understand this but they left the land which gives the Palestine the right to move in their if no one is owning the land

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

Israel got their land and developed there before the Palestinians did. Also, the Israelis successfully defended their land by winning several wars.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

Eli, if God says they get the land, they probably should. Besides, the Jewish people were treated poorly for most of their life.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
lydiaMD(6) Disputed
1 point

Just because some "higher being" says the land is theirs doesn't make it righ... that doesnt exactly show that it is theirs.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
1 point

Yes, If they even wanted to give the Palestine people land then explain why the land that Palestine has still as Jewish people living there. You can't say that it was because they were forced to move or that would prove that this entire debate isn't fair. Because all of the Palestine people were forced to move and you don't see anyone of the Palestine living in their territory. So explain why the Jews are sticking to their end of the bargain.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22lkibbel(11) Disputed
1 point

But just because the Israelis are considered a higher being doesn't mean that they shouldn't have a right in owning the land.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

I give the reason that Israeli should own the land. They roamed the land also claiming the land as theirs before the Palestinians settled there as well. The Jews were forced to leave the land because of the war that broke out between them, they did not decide to leave the land and have it be open to other people to claim as their own they left because they didn't want to be part of the war and fled to safety. God promised the land to Abraham.God gave the Jews Israel. Also as far back as history can History can show us the Jewish people settled and developed the land.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

I think that Israeli should be able to get their land back because It's the Israeli's holy place and that's where their god set their holy place to be. The Palestinians shouldn't be able to even if the Jews did leave for a while because it's still the Jews and it was never really a Palestine's land either, the Jews just let them stay there and have some land, because they're just nice people who share their stuff instead of being selfish and have everything to themselves.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

Jerusalem is like a symbol to them, it represents their holy place where nothing will go wrong and nothing bad will happen, but when they left and came back the Palestinians had taken over their land and resources. It's just like forgetting something and your friend's house and leaving and they take it, and they don't give it back to you, but you should get it back because it's yours, this happened to the Jews when they left. The Jews were there before the Palestine came, they lived in Jerusalem for more than 1,700 years

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

The Jewish people have different beliefs then the Palestinians. One of the beliefs is to accept a gift from god. The gift that god has given them is the Israel piece of land. Although they obeyed god and left they land, they came back because they knew it was right to accept that the land was given to them as a gift.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

Palestine was kicking Jewish people out in the first place. It isn't fair that Palestine dictates what happens and that Israel must obey.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

Aiden, where does it say that the Palestinians kicked the jews out, because they didn't, the jews left and the Palestinians spread out.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

God promised the land to the Jews and since Israelis are Jews they should be able to have some land also. They shouldn't be kicked out off the land just because they left 2,000 years ago. Also, the International community granted the Jewish people the land back in 1948 so they should be able to keep some of the land.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

Palestine is the one that started the terrorism against Israel. Israel is just defending itself from Palestine. Besides, isn't it part of their religions to forgive.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
lydiaMD(6) Disputed
2 points

if they are supposed to forgive why can't they make up and settle it?

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22eperoutka(10) Disputed
2 points

Palestinian conflict began with the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948-this is stated by a reliable website, so if this is correct then the Israelis actually started the acts of terrorism when they forced Palestinian residents out of their homes and made them flee to refugee camps. also, if it is part of both religions to forgive then why can't the Jewish people forgive the Palestinians and give them back some of they land they took from them, or at least let them live on their land.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

God have given them that place way before the Palestinians came and kicked them out. The Palestine shouldn't kick them out either because it's their land and their god promised them that land and gave it to them

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

Eli, I refute that. Palestine had started it by kicking Jews out. Israel is only returning the favor.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
1 point

Aiden the jews left, they were never kicked out. they're the ones who left and then came back and took most of the land while kicking residents out of their homes. Also, they started these hostilities in the first place when the took the land

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

Palestine should move out and find somewhere else to stay because if they keep fighting there is gonna be a bigger war that's going to start

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

I think the reason the Palestinians are not on the koran is that they don't rightfully own the land and if they did then there would be some record of it somewhere.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

The Israelis have built a lot in the land that has not been claimed. Everything they have built has benefited a lot of people and help them in many ways. Since this is helping a lot of people they should be able to keep the land.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

That is where I disagree, Weston. In life, there is always the runt of the litter, the sacrifice, the underdog. Whenever someone goes up, another must go down. I just don't think it's fair to push their head under the water so that someone stays dry, even if this is politics.

Besides, they did claim the land, fair and square.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

Yes, the Israelis were promised the land. However, it is not well known, but the Palestinians actually were promised too. The land could also be shared because neither was right to do what they actually did. The Israelis destroyed the homes of many Palestinians and forced them to move out. However, Palestine kidnapped Israelis and sent small rockets in places where they lived. It would have been best if a while ago, they had shared the land instead of fight.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
0 points

you mean the united nations forced the Palestinians to leave and the jews kicked them out of their homes.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

The Jews has had a rough life there with the Palestinians that's why they had moved out for a while and came back

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

the Jewish people settled and developed the land. As far back as records show, the Jewish people occupied the land. Also, Palestine is never mentioned in the Quran

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

I think that the Israelis should have half of the land since god had given the jews the land at first. They had shaped and developed the land at first, but yet left because of the war that had broken out, also the international community had granted the Jewish land back in 1948, leaving them with the land first.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

Judaism and Islam are different but the same. They're both religions. They both believe in one god. Islam has Aller and Judaism has a god. Can't they just see that and join together.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
2 points

The Palestinians have always lived in Israel. The Israelis came later.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
1 point

They are a parliamentary democracy compared to Palestine, who has a provisional, semi-presidential government. Parliamentary democracy is fairer.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
22whoffman(4) Disputed
1 point

But Aiden they have to work it out in some way they can't be judged by what they have for a democracy. Even if Palestinians aren't fully developed that means that they need help from the Jews.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
1 point

Also, the Israelites were persecuted and left to Europe, where yet they were persecuted by the Germans. I think they have had it pretty hard. They only left after getting forced out by the Palestinians.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
lexi_e(9) Disputed
1 point

So just because the Jews had it hard means they deserve something more? They are making the Palestinians life hard now too because they are kicking them out of their homes.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
Brady_Hurst(10) Disputed
0 points

Yes that is true, but it still doesn't explain why they even left in the first place why did it care to them that the land that they left behind for the Palestinians was taken by them?

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
22whoffman(4) Disputed
0 points

Sorry Aiden, but just because they left and chose to see if they can find a better life that does not mean that they can just take it back because they had a hard time. Then they thought that since they have been through a lot they can take back more land than they had originally.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
1 point

i agree with Westin on this it like having a toy (Israel) and you put it down looking for another toy and someone is playing with that toy you can't go back to that toy and take it from someone that is playing with it and ask for another toy that a kid picks up do see where this connects

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
1 point

Although the Palestinians were there the whole time and never left, why wouldn't they be in the Koran? On the back of the yellow sheet, the last claim on the Israel side states, "Palestine is never mentioned in the Koran."

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
hswanson(56) Clarified
1 point

The "Koran" is another spelling for Quran, the sacred book for Muslims. They are stating that because Palestine is not recognized or stated/mentioned in the sacred book that they don't belong in "Israel".

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
2 points

I agree that they are in the book which the Muslims believe to be the sacred book. If they don't belong in it then they are allowed to stay. I agree with them staying and being able to live in Israel, I just believe that the Jews should get more of the land than the Planestians.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
lydiaMD(6) Disputed
1 point

it doesn't matter if they belong or not... that is like saying people from china are not allowed to be in America because they are not mentioned in the bible some people in America read/follow. So really anyone can be in there no matter who it belonged to in the begging, it is just the matter of them settling who goes where. Or even just mixing

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
Brady_Hurst(10) Disputed
0 points

This has nothing to do with their religion. It is all about commitment to staying there. So if this is true that they are not mentioned in the Koran, then why did the Jews leave.

Side: Land Belongs To Palestine
1 point

I believe that the land belongs to Israel because of all that they went through and don't deserve to get kicked off their land especially after they have fought so hard and lost so much for it.

Side: Land Belongs To Israel
1 point

I believe that the Palestinians should stay but some of them will have to leave or stick with being in an area with jews I say this because I think that the jews should get a little less than half of the land

Side: Land Belongs To Israel