Mike Burch, that's just a bunch of contrarian babble used to justify your defense of the underdog regardless of the real history and any sense of right and wrong.
The situation is not an oppressed minority but rather a political machine that has refused any reasonable two-state compromise and is fueled by continuing conflict. It's just like the Sharptons and Jacksons of our society today keeping the race issue on the table because they would become irrelevant without it.
The fact is that Israel is a tiny postage stamp of a country in the middle of the Arab world populated by the descendants of people who were pushed out of their various homelands in the Middle East in the way you claim the Palestinians are being treated now. Israel has agreed to a two-state solution but it is the Palestinians who always balk because then they lose their status as oppressed minority.
The whole Arab world tried to take out Israel based on anti-Semitism and hatred yet this little country turned around and whipped all of their a--s. Since then some of the more reasonable countries that are not Islamic theocracies intent on holy war have made peace with Israel and they are encouraging the Palestinians to do the same.
Posted by "BenDover"