Originally Posted by BigRed2007
Chiming in before the thread gets closed.
I am an American Zionist, and I'm sorry if that offends anyone, but that would be their problem. I was raised a Catholic, so I certainly have things in common with my Jewish brethren. As I understand, the U.N. was on board with the creation of Israel in 1948. So if the U.N. is "the world", why the condemnation now? They have basically been under attack since the beginning, and the fact that any of their neighbors still exist, to me shows great restraint. But everyone has a breaking point, and all "non-believers" are enemies to the jihadis, not just the Jews. Wipe out the Jews and Israel, and YOU are next. I say let 'em go and have at it, as long as The Jackass pays more than lip service to stand by our greatest Ally.
There wasn't full UN support and even when the UN agreed that a Jewish state should be created, there was much infighting within the UN regarding how many people could go.
Part of the reason many UN member states wanted to allow the creation of a Jewish state was to resolve the issue of "the Jewish problem". The reason for the problem was that Jewish people had been collected from all over Europe to be put into concentration camps, in most cases they had been stripped of their land rights and most of their valuable belongings. In short, they had nothing, and they had no way to prove what used to be theirs, and they were being thrust back into countries which had crippled economies and no stomach to deal with re-integrating them back into their system.
United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It became much easier to just send them somewhere, and since the governments/people of these countries had allowed them to be put into camps in the first place, the Jewish people wanted to get away from them. Israel, for lack of a better term, was convenient. It provided them some place to go where they could be in charge, where they could get away and start fresh, plus they did so with the help and encouragment from many countries.
Israel is your greatest Ally? In which way?
They certainly are not your largest trading partner
List of the largest trading partners of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Do they have a mutual defense pact? If the U.S. is attacked by Mexico, will the IDF be at your side?
Do they stand shoulder to shoulder with you in international conflicts?
Or are you suggesting that within the context of the UN, that they always vote for whatever the U.S. suggests? Like good little lapdogs, which really they should considering how much money the U.S. pours into their economy every year.