Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 20:10 UTC
Google "Internet giant Google has changed the tagline on the homepage of its Palestinian edition from 'Palestinian Territories' to 'Palestine'. The change, introduced on 1 May, means now displays 'Palestine' in Arabic and English under Google's logo. Using the word Palestine is controversial for some. Israeli policy is that the borders of a Palestinian state are yet to be agreed." Good but daring move.
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RE[9]: Some facts
by kwan_e on Mon 6th May 2013 09:19 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Some facts"
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"[q]You claim Palestinians were a group invented 100 years ago. Well, the concept of the nation-state didn't exist until a few hundred years ago. So by your own argument, there has been no such thing as a state of Israel because you're just hitching on a concept invented a few hundred years ago.

If the concept of the nation-state didn't exist until a few hundred years ago what was the Kingdom of Israel? Israel's claim to the land of Israel has nothing to do with nation-state.

If Israel's claim has nothing to do with nation-state, as you have just said, then you cannot say the inhabitants of the area had no claim to the land just because they weren't organized into a modern nation-state. Having a "name" or a "nation" is not a valid criteria of ownership, or non-ownership.

Do you see that you just argued against yourself? Or are you so blinded by your nationalism that you can't see logic?

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