edmundomcpot wrote:i think it was declared a victory because israel would of eventually won the way things were going..hezbollahs army was nothing compared to the israeli army and the rocket attacks would of had to stop
That's not true, the Israeli army never was able to stop the rocket fire. They had to increase their combat forces and still could not stop the fire or make Hezbollah submit. The end of the conflict also had the highest frequency and intensity of attacks going INTO Israel, so they were not in control. The why is very simple, they weren't fighting an army. It was a failed plan and a good thing that the conflict didn't escalate.
Levon wrote:Actually i think isreal had better equal rights then most countrys when it was created and they dont persecute arabs in the way the that arabs persecute jews.
why does israel have to be a jewish state anyway? why can it be a country where both arabs and jews live? same goes for arabs. why does a muslim country have to be sunni or shia? cant it just be a coutnry where the majority are shia ir sunni?
Yes Israel opened all of Jerusalem to the 3 faiths when it was formed. But that was a long time ago, now there are restrictions for where Palestinians can move around. Israel was made a Jewish state, if you look at the formation Palestine was broken up into 2 areas. The Arabs didn't accept this because it was a UN mandate which left them out of the loop. The war fought displaced the Palestinians and, since the Arabs lost it, has become an Israeli issue of supporting them. That's why they don't want to coexist with each other. I don't know much about the historical roots of the Sunni/Shiite split but separating the populations of countries won't solve the problem. Look at India's break up, massive populations of Islamics left India for Pakistan and vice versa for Hindus. This didn't stop their animosity and both nations are still debating on what land each should control.
There is no easy fix to these problems. Please don't fall into thinking that Arabs are all anti-semitic and that Israel is the land for all Jewish people. Many of their grievances have nothing to do with religion but instead deal with more immediate concerns.