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    Does Israel have the right to build more ettlements on the West Bank?

    Israel continues to build additional settlements on the West Bank as well as increasing the size of the present settlements. Do you think that Israel has the riight to buld new and expand older settlements on the West Bank?

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    Re: Does Israel have the right to build more ettlements on the West Bank?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Israel continues to build additional settlements on the West Bank as well as increasing the size of the present settlements. Do you think that Israel has the riight to buld new and expand older settlements on the West Bank?
    I say no.Now if they go to war against the Palestinian and defeat them then sure they would have that right to go into Palestinian territory and settle in it.
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    Re: Does Israel have the right to build more ettlements on the West Bank?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Israel continues to build additional settlements on the West Bank as well as increasing the size of the present settlements. Do you think that Israel has the riight to buld new and expand older settlements on the West Bank?
    I think they need to find compromise.
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    Re: Does Israel have the right to build more ettlements on the West Bank?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Israel continues to build additional settlements on the West Bank as well as increasing the size of the present settlements. Do you think that Israel has the riight to buld new and expand older settlements on the West Bank?
    Yes.

    They have this "right" based on historical, religious, and right of conquest reasons.

    That does not mean the problems created by this drive should be on our shoulders here in the U.S.A.

    The nation of Israel is a "grown-up" country now. They should expect to take care of their own problems without our support or sanction. :
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    Re: Does Israel have the right to build more ettlements on the West Bank?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Israel continues to build additional settlements on the West Bank as well as increasing the size of the present settlements. Do you think that Israel has the riight to buld new and expand older settlements on the West Bank?
    Having been following it for some time, I think that the Palestinians have any territorial rights till they have accepted Israeli right to exist and stopped harboring terrorists.

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    Re: Does Israel have the right to build more ettlements on the West Bank?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Israel continues to build additional settlements on the West Bank as well as increasing the size of the present settlements. Do you think that Israel has the riight to buld new and expand older settlements on the West Bank?
    Israel is a sovereign nation. They can do whatever they want to and dare the rest of the world to do something about it.

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    Re: Does Israel have the right to build more ettlements on the West Bank?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think they need to find compromise.
    While I believe that to be quite right, having watched the the situation develop down there for some time, I don't see that happening. Though, both sides have been difficult from time to time, I think that the Palestinians are the ones that torpedo every serious attempt at peace. Compromise has not worked for that reason in more than fifty years.

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    Re: Does Israel have the right to build more ettlements on the West Bank?

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    Re: Does Israel have the right to build more ettlements on the West Bank?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Israel continues to build additional settlements on the West Bank as well as increasing the size of the present settlements. Do you think that Israel has the riight to buld new and expand older settlements on the West Bank?
    Do they have the right? No. will they ignore that and continue to cause contraversary and conflict? Yes. But then so will the Palestinians.

    I would like to see a Palestinian state be recognized by Israel but that is never going to happen as long as Palestinians won't recognize israels right to exist.

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    Re: Does Israel have the right to build more ettlements on the West Bank?

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    Israel continues to build additional settlements on the West Bank as well as increasing the size of the present settlements. Do you think that Israel has the riight to buld new and expand older settlements on the West Bank?
    Name the new settlements that were built.
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