The Jews were harshly treated in the early 20th century and they were rewarded with Israel, but they must show the same respect to their neighbors. It is not fair to them and it is not fair to the Palestinians but they must learn to coexist. Fears over war and vengeance will always be there but in the long run, they will subside if the two people can bring the courage to hold hands and stand tall together. Then they will be stronger and more peaceful. They will be able to achieve great things in peaceful cooperation.
I support the United Nations' resolution reaffirming the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. All people deserve the right to hold their own futures in their hands. Palestine, for a long time, has been occupied. With this occupation comes a lack of autonomy for the people of Palestine to make decisions concerning their future. Palestine is entrenched in poverty and as such they should have the ability to make decisions for themselves.
Yes, the Palestinian people have right to self-determination because as any other nation they need to have civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.They need to have the freedom of movement, equality, due process, fair trial, right to not be arbitrarily detained, liberty and security of person, freedom of expression, freedom to access places of worship, education, non-discrimination, water, housing, adequate standard of living, property, access to natural resources and effective remedy.This is 21th century, isn't it?
If the Palestinian people want to rule themselves and have their own land, I think they should be able to do that, particularly since they have been in that region for much longer than the Israeli Jews. However, the conflict between the two groups will continue even if that happens.