the government of
However, the fact that the Jews were persecuted in various times and places in history doesn’t give them the right to persecute someone else. It doesn’t give Jews the right to deny the right to self-determination to the Palestinians. Two moral wrongs don’t make a moral right.
It is also interesting that the claim for a Jewish homeland would presumably mean that Jews would want land that would not be taken away from them by someone else claiming a divine right to their homeland. That is very interesting indeed.
what is interesting is that the Christian debate is irrelevant--Jews believe
that they have a divine right to the land.
And this claim is the legitimate prerogative of the Jewish faith. In fact, this is a popular claim by many
faiths. Many groups of people around the
world believe that they have a divine right to various lands. In fact, many in the Arab world believe that
This raises questions of what is morally right when there is a divine right claim to the land. Is a claim of divine right a legitimate or moral reason to settle competing land claims? And, is it morally right to force one claim of divine right on someone who doesn’t recognize that claim?
The obvious answer is no, it is not morally right to force a claim of divine right on someone that doesn’t recognize that claim. It is not morally right because no one wants to be deprived of their land or property because someone else makes a divine right to their land or property that they don’t recognize. Christians would recognize this principle as the Golden Rule.
larger issue in
And most important, what if the Palestinians don’t recognize the Jew’s claim of divine right? Should the Palestinians be murdered and their property taken anyway? Is this the proper moral position of Christians, that if the Palestinians don’t recognize a divine right, they should be murdered? replica watches uk
Christians would find that murdering Palestinians in order to impose a divine
right is abhorrent to Christianity. It
would be morally wrong, and thus
If murder or
war is not morally correct in arbitrating land disputes, what is the correct
moral path? The popular moral tenet in
should the will of the people be determined?
no vote was ever taken. Thus, for the
Jews to ignore the will of the Palestinian people and declare
Israel does not have a moral right to exist.