I am not advocating sending anyone back anywhere, but the establishment of the modern Jewish state, caused a lot of harm to the people of the region, some intentional and some are unintentional. There are better ways in getting people of the region to accept and integrate Israel, using force all the time is not one of them.DNS wrote: ↑Thu May 17, 2018 8:23 pmThere was a Kingdom of Israel back in biblical times. Actually there is virtually no country on earth today that has a definite historical people-ethnicity residing in their country since beginning of time. Virtually every country is founded on the displacement of aboriginal peoples (not necessarily a good thing, but the reality, including the U.S., Canada, Australia and Arab nations too).
Israel has already been around nearly 100 years (the modern state) and already there are multiple generations living there that don't know any other country. "Returning" them to Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Poland, etc would be completely foreign to them and they wouldn't know the culture, language, etc.
Also it is worth considering how things began, and how it evolved. I don't believe that the intention of the Jewish people (especially Theodor Herzel) who wanted to establish the Jewish state was bad. They had no intention to harm the Arabs, but to end their misery. From my reading of history, he was even willing to establish the country in Sinai, or in Africa, but the decision was not his alone.
So how things began is worthy of sympathy and compassion in my opinion. However, as history moved forward, it became more than simply establishing a refuge for Jewish people, but imposing their will on the people of the region. Not the best recipe for preventing harm and revenge in the future when things change.