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Isreal(pro) vs Palestine(con)

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Started: 7/23/2015 Category: Politics
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Ocifur

Con

Debate Rules:
1st Round: For accepting the debate
2nd Round: Opening Statement
3rd Round: Rebuttal
4th Round: Conclusion
gal

Pro

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Debate Round No. 1
Ocifur

Con

First of all, I don't see how the UK had the right to give somebody else's land to a group of people who were there thousands of years before, and many of those Jews had no blood connection to the Jewish owners of that land. You could argue that Palestine(or Israel if you will) was actually controlled by the Ottoman Empire, however at that time the notion of 'Statehood', which is the idea that every culture should get its own state, had caught on in many parts of the world, and even though the Palestinians technically did get a state Palestine was given to the Jews (who were far from the majority by the way) more then it was given to the Palestinians, even though it was meant to be half/half.

Secondly, the many atrocities that Israel has committed to the Palestinians, I'm not going to sit here for one second and say that Palestine is not devoid of blame either but at least the Palestinians were fighting for there lands (at least in the first wars) and after the Palestinians lost their war many of their people could not return to their homes in Israel. All I am saying is that both sides have committed war crimes against the other however at least it was somewhat justified on the Palestinians side, there is a large difference between killing for no reason and killing with some reason.

Finally, Israel was not the only area that Jews could have taken, there were many countries in America and Africa that could have held a Jewish state with no or at least much less resistance then in Palestine, a Country named Belize was quite sparsely populated at that time and the only Major population there was white farmers and some black workers from the UK. so why should the UK have given half the Palestine Region to the Jews when there were other areas they could have migrated to that wouldn't have caused a war?

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gal

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Debate Round No. 2
Ocifur

Con

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gal

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
Ocifur

Con

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gal

Pro

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