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Positive, it's a good coutnry

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Negative, it's a bad country

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Mostly positive, it's a great country

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Mostly negative, it's a horrible country

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What the heck!? Israel isn't a country!

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UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T12:33:20.8324387-05:00
Glorious flamebait
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T12:33:52.3636453-05:00
The Jews had the land before the Muslims took over.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T12:35:20.5589240-05:00
@triangle.128k 3000 years ago. And unlike the Babylonians, Romans and Egyptians, the Muslims were very tolerant to the Jews in that period. The first place Jews fled to after the reconquista was Ottoman territory
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T12:36:04.5423882-05:00
But Israel gave up a lot of it's land in order to make peace...
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T12:37:25.4974326-05:00
@triangle.128k Actually, Israel took the land. Admittedly, the Arabs weren't the most diplomatic, but it was for understandable reasons.
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T12:39:41.9701712-05:00
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q47OlUXEXKE/Te5Me0omYrI/AAAAAAAAESs/x8mq3rk7DJ8/s1600/land+for+peace.jpg
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T12:39:50.1553053-05:00
Palestinians couldn't move there?
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T12:41:50.8987469-05:00
@triangle.128k That was just after the Six day war. This is a map from before: http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/images/blogs/2010w10/PalestineIsraelMap580.jpg
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T12:44:20.2813259-05:00
So? Why couldn't the Palestinians settle in the land that Israel gave up?
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T12:51:17.7879418-05:00
@triangle.128k Because that land was in other countries. And using that logic, why didn't Israel do the same?
58539672 says2015-07-05T12:55:40.1628095-05:00
When the Zionists decided to create a jewish state in the middle east, several wealthy jews bought plots of land from the palestinians and then evicting the people who lived on that (now their) land. Israel didn't steal anything, they bought it fairly. Israel actually does OWN the land.
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T13:00:32.4572600-05:00
But the Jews have ancestral and cultural links to the land occupied by Israel because it's where Judaism originated.
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T13:02:30.1599246-05:00
What do you think the Muslims would do if some other group took over Mecca?
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T13:06:54.1310083-05:00
And why is it that minority religions can live in peace in Israel? However, minority religions in places like Iraq and Saudi are brutally oppressed?
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T13:09:56.3903976-05:00
@triangle Iraq is extremely unstable. Saudi is Wahabist and Israel still does ethnic oppression.
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T13:13:38.1614192-05:00
I just have examples, and there's not much oppression in Israel. Being a minority race (not middle eastern) and a minority religion, you would be fine in Israel.
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T13:14:40.4058182-05:00
On the other hand in the surrounding countries, you would be brutally oppressed if you're not middle eastern and Muslim. Lebanon is probably one of the few exceptions (seeing that Lebanon isn't a theocracy.)
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T13:14:46.9578602-05:00
@triangle Minority religion, sure. Minority race, I doubt it. http://www.davidsheen.com/racism/
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T13:16:05.7383652-05:00
@triangle Racism is not that bad of an issue in the Middle East. Also, very few Middle Eastern countries are actually theocratic (The only ones that could be called legitmate theocracies would be Saudi, Iran, UAE and maybe Qatar)
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T13:16:49.8398479-05:00
@triangle The middle east isn't that bad.
tajshar2k says2015-07-05T13:20:38.5575138-05:00
Its very bad compared to every other part of the world.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T13:24:33.9256248-05:00
@tajshar There are much worse places.
tajshar2k says2015-07-05T13:27:02.8578701-05:00
Like?
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T13:28:22.3865007-05:00
@tajshar North Korea, Congo, south Somalia et cetera
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T13:28:43.5089007-05:00
Yeah but it's still pretty bad. Much of the Americas, Europe, and East-Asia is filled with much more developed and better countries, as opposed to the middle east.
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T13:30:34.8929007-05:00
@UtherPenguin Lol, that's the first time I heard you seriously talk about North Korea.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T13:30:36.9506297-05:00
@triange Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Tunisia, Oman, Turkey. There are plenty of stable/developed countries in the Middle East.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T13:31:58.3931966-05:00
@triangle How dare I talk negatively about the Glorious Democratic People's Republic of Korea?! I am so ashamed! Eternal President forgive me!
tajshar2k says2015-07-05T13:32:50.0046335-05:00
I would say they are about the same. Atleast you have decent houses in North Korea to live in.
Najs says2015-07-05T16:24:54.8982518-05:00
@triangle.128k "And why is it that minority religions can live in peace in Israel?" You mean like being "peacefully" spat in the face if you are christian? I really can't blame those who fight the people spitting in their face because of their religion. Http://warincontext.Org/2011/11/05/being-spat-on-remains-part-of-life-for-christians-in-jerusalem/ "there's not much oppression in Israel." I beg to defer. Please research the common oppression in Israel. Example: Beta Yisrael, also their own Israeli brothers and sisters call them "kushim" (used as a derogatory name) and oppressed acts towards them: https://www.Middleeastmonitor.Com/resources/commentary-and-analysis/3917- israel-promised-land-for-jews-as-long-as-theyre-not-black and Palestinian Christians attacks and continuing hate crimes: http://imeu.Org/article/discrimination-hate-crimes-against-christian-palestinians-in-the-holy-land
BIGC says2015-07-06T11:46:32.5422928-05:00
At the moment, the middle east would be heck to live in, with Isis and every thing going on, but at least you have a way to get out. People have no idea how bad it is in north korea, they don't have food, let alone a house or electricity, it is so bad there, i would rather live any where in the middle east then in north korea.
aj0886 says2015-10-01T19:47:03.1585834Z
Despite finding itself in a geography surrounded by enemy states the country continues to prosper and make positive contributions to the world economically, scientifically, technologically and entrepreneurially. The country also keeps a check on radical Islamist organisations based in the Middle East and helps other nations in dealing with the menace of Islamic fundamentalists by sharing valuable intelligence.

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