Plugwater. Here's my take on this. Yes he is an Israeli and certainly would have more knowledge than most of us. His presence here is welcome. But that doesn't preclude the possibility that he may be biased. And the absence of Palestinians aggravates the situation.
Palestine has no right to exist on world Map. It's all Jewish land. Hezbollah and many other Islamic terrorist group are doing all terrorism and killing there. Every country has right to protect it's sovereignty and it's people. Israel is doing what she needs to do. India should adopt Israel policy to fight against global terrorism.
If Muslims world have sympathy with Muslims of Palestine. They all can go to 50 odd Muslim countries and live under Mullah and Muslim brotherhood. Who is stopping ?
its a long complicated story but the main issue is this :
the Jewish kingdoms predate Islamic occupation of the holy land by 2000 years
continued Jewish presence in the 4 holy city's is 3000 years old
wile in exile the Jews were persecuted by the church the Russian czar and any and all European and middle eastern kingdoms
culminating in the destruction off 6 million Jews by the Nazi Germans and their helpers
long before that a journalist from Jewish origin named Theodor Herzl appalled the trail of draifus a french colonel wrongly accused for spying for the Germans
the trail convinced him that Jews need a place off there own to be free from prosecution
he created apolitical movement among Jews for the reinstatement off there land known as Zionism ( Zion is one of the 99 names off Jerusalem)
i have nothing against Islam in principle many Sufi Muslim are nice interesting people
but violent salafi scum that kills in the name off sharia should die like all enemy's off humanity
my main point stands Palestinians are not a real people thus they deserve no state
there wasn't isn't and probably never will be a Palestinian state
Actually Jewish Kingdoms in the holy lands predate Islam by almost 3000 years. And I know about Theodor. I understand the Jews have been wronged against everywhere except possibly India. But what I say is, two wrongs seldom make it right. It just starts a cycle of hatred.
I mean it's a very difficult situation when millions of people from foreign lands suddenly show up at your city, demanding land and displacing people saying that a thousand years back these lands belonged to us.