The facts of who started each war are not in dispute, it was the Arabs. In each war,
U.N. Resolution 242 does not require Israel to give back any of the territory it captured and occupied. It only requires Israel to negotiate for permanent disposition of the territory.
And as far as the Palestinian claim to a Right of Return, where is this recognized under international law?
When is the earliest practicable date for people who are still at war? How is one willing to live in peace with their neighbours if one does not recognize the right of that government to exist?
And FYI, wars do not necessarily begin with the first shot being fired.
Why do you think they hate us? You are clueless.
Dar al-Hudna (House of calm)
Dar al Hudna (Arabic: ??? ?????? "house of calm"): The land of non-believers currently under a truce, which is a respite between wars. A truce is bought by tribute or agreement. If the harbis break the conditions for the truce, hostilities are resumed. Furthermore, only treaties that conform to Islamic prescriptions are valid; if these conditions are not fulfilled, the treaty is worthless.
For President Obama, the news on Friday that Israel is planning to construct Jewish settlements in a geographically sensitive area east of Jerusalem came as a rude shock.
But maybe it should not have: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has announced settlement construction at inopportune moments ever since Mr. Obama took office in 2009.
In March 2010, Israel approved plans for new housing during a visit by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. That November, it announced 1,000 units of housing just as Mr. Obama was trying to restart talks between Israel and the Palestinians. In April 2011, it approved housing on the eve of a meeting between Mr. Obama and President Shimon Peres. This time, Israel’s latest construction announcement came a day after the Palestinian Authority’s victory in obtaining enhanced status from the United Nations General Assembly, a bid that the United States stood with Israel in opposing. While the pattern may be the same, Middle East experts say, the fallout may be far greater this time.
“This is not just another few houses in Jerusalem or another hilltop in the West Bank,” said Daniel C. Kurtzer, a former American ambassador to Israel and Egypt. “This is one of the most sensitive areas of territory, and I would hope the United States will lay down the law.”
quote:He's lucky it wasn't Arab thugs who showed up at his door. They would have negotiated like Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element. Shoot first then discuss options.
Once when the subject of peaceful negotiations was brought up in an interview with Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin, he pointed out that as a young boy, Zionist thugs showed up at the front door of his home and put a gun to his father's head and forced his entire family to leave the house immediately with just the clothes on their backs without any negotiations at all.