Israel Has the Right to Exist - by Madison



        Israel like any other nation has a right to exist. Israel exists, because like any other group of people, they need a place to exist, especially after they had suffered from discrimination and persecution. Their right to exist is no more or no less than that of any other. If we don’t understand one people’s right to a state, then no compelling argument can be made for other people to obtain one. Israel is a duly constituted state and as long as its citizens do not want to have it divided into something else, there is no reason to force them to do so.

        Great Britain eventually gave the Israelis the rights to their land, despite the objections of the Palestinians that were living there. After much debate, Great Britain gave the land to the U.N., who split it in half between the Jews and Arabs. Due to greed, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Jordan, and Iraq teamed up to throw Israel out and seize their portion of the land. The event known as the Israeli War for Independence was 1,300,000 Arab soldiers against just 600,000 Israeli soldiers, and the Israelis still arose victorious. This war amongst many others to follow, only confirmed the strength of the nation that they are. They fight to protect their homeland and its people.

         There is a long standing religious claim to the land of Israel by the Israeli Jews. According to the Old Testament/Torah, God himself claimed Israel, as the homeland for the Israelis. In Psalm 147:2 it states "The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel". I believe this means the Lord brings the Jews who were thrown out of Israel, back together to live in the existing land of Israel.  Then in  Isaiah 14:32 it says "What answer shall be given to the envoys of that nation? "The Lord has established Zion, and in her his afflicted people will find refuge." Which I believe is stating, the Lord has made Israel a state,  and he will put the Israelis, in the land of Israel. God says in [Genesis 12:3] "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed". From what has happened in history, I think this is talking about the Palestinians trying to take over Israel, and then losing the land they had, while the Israelis increased their boundaries making there existence clear. Religiously, Israel has an unquestioned right to exist.

         Today, Israel is one of the top producers of high-tech goods in the world. They have developed many products that are used around the world by a large array of countries, including the United States. Many multinational companies such as HP, Motorola, and many others have invested in Israeli technology. If Israel and its advanced technology did not exist, many of today’s inventions and gadgets would not be available.

          Furthermore, despite the way other countries have treated them, Israel sends aid to multiple countries that have recently suffered from natural disasters and other devastating events. By going as far as sending planes with movable hospitals, to specialists and equipment, they show that they care about other countries too.

        Israel’s people have suffered from brutal persecution and they exist like every other nation exists to protect its people. They belong to the land that they live on, as it is rightfully written in the Old Testament. Not only are they a leading contributor of their technologically advanced resources, but they are also willing to help other countries. From a religious to a public perspective, you can see that Israel has the right to exist, and without them, our world would be much different today.