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lukert11
Pro (for)
The Contender
HiBigBoy
Con (against)

The USA should cut aid to Israel and recognize Palestine as a state

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/13/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 month ago Status: Debating Period
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lukert11

Pro

The United States is currently supplying 3.9 Billion Dollars to the Government of Israel. This money is going towards a military which violates the inalienable human rights which the Palestinians are given by international law, and is also going towards the formation of a second Apartheid. The War Crimes committed by the Israeli defense are extreme, and uncalled for. The government claims these crimes are for their own self defense. Self-defense, as determined by Article 51 of the UN Charter, applies when the facts of violence alone justify the act, leaving "no choice of means and no moment for deliberation" Yet from the 2010-2014 time period almost 7,000 Palestinians have died while less than 1,000 Israelis did. They are also knowingly in violation of the NPT with the production of Nuclear Weapons. How could America support such a rouge state.

A relationship with Israel has also hampered relations between the US and the rest of the Middle East. It was cited by Bin Laden in his letter to the United States that one of the main reasons behind the tragedy of 9/11 was the United States backing Israel as they tried to keep expanding beyond the agreed upon terms which were set by the UN. This has also caused the relations between multiple middle east countries and the United States to not reach their full potential. 90% of the current problems in the Middle East could be solved if America simply cut the aid, and identified Palestine as a country
HiBigBoy

Con

First thing palestine belonged to the islamic group and is know a colony of the jews ,think abot this if i come to your house and take it as mine would you be cool with that .The land shold be givin back to the islamic group and the jews should see the mistake that they made.
Debate Round No. 1
lukert11

Pro

The argument is not about that. It is about the United States role in the conflict not the conflict overall.
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Posted by lukert11 1 month ago
lukert11
If you want to debate me on it. I would happily accept and give reasons..
Posted by Nd2400 1 month ago
Nd2400
Do you honestly think by recognize Palestine as a state this would create peace?
Posted by lukert11 1 month ago
lukert11
Yes it would because the UN clearly states that they have the right to statehood
Posted by Nd2400 1 month ago
Nd2400
US have Israel as a allied, not Palestine. So would not make sense to recognize Palestine as a state....
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