The Top 10 Facts you need to know about Israel

Click on the facts below for a more detailed explanation of each.1. In the summer of 2000, Israel offered the Palestinian Arabs 97% of the land they claim to be fighting for, making Israel the first and only country ever to offer the Palestinian Arabs a homeland. This offer was rejected with no counter-offer from the Palestinians. http://www.fuelfortruth.org/thetruth/truth_1.asp2. Like the United States, Israel is a democracy. Israel’s Parliament includes men, women, Jews, and Arabs. http://www.fuelfortruth.org/thetruth/truth_2.asp3. Israel ensures complete equality of all individuals irrespective of religion, race or sex. These civil rights are granted in Israel’s Declaration of Independence and Declaration of Establishment. http://www.fuelfortruth.org/thetruth/truth_3.asp4. There is no “occupation” by the Israeli Government. The U.N. has labeled certain territories as “disputed” (U.N. Resolution 242). http://www.fuelfortruth.org/thetruth/truth_4.asp5. Israel gained control of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza (sometimes referred to as the “disputed territories”) in 1967 after defeating Egypt, Syria and Jordan in a pre-emptive strike after those countries surrounded Israel with troops, launched repeated terrorist attacks, and threatened to “put an end to Israel.” http://www.fuelfortruth.org/thetruth/truth_5.asp6. Three major attempts to destroy Israel have been carried out by the Arab World: in 1947, 1967, and 1973. Although many neighboring Arab countries today still wish to destroy Israel, Israel still seeks peace. Israel has forged peace agreements with Egypt (1979) and Jordan (1994), and have lived in peace with these countries ever since. http://www.fuelfortruth.org/thetruth/truth_6.asp7. The West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza were never controlled by any Palestinian government or organization until 1993, when Israel agreed to give the Palestinian Authority certain controls under the Oslo Peace accords. http://www.fuelfortruth.org/thetruth/truth_7.asp8. Israeli Settlements in the West Bank and Gaza are not illegal under any international law. http://www.fuelfortruth.org/thetruth/truth_8.asp9. There have been roughly as many Jews displaced from Arab Nations as Arabs displaced from Israeli territory. Israel has absorbed the Jewish refugees, yet the Arab world refuses to accept the Palestinian Arabs into their countries. http://www.fuelfortruth.org/thetruth/truth_9.asp10. The combined land size of Arab countries is 650 times the size of Israel — i.e., Israel is the size of New Jersey, and the Arab countries are the size of the United States, all of Central America, and Mexico combined. http://www.fuelfortruth.org/thetruth/truth_10.aspSmooth Stone thanks FLAME who thanks Isralert@aol.com‘s source: http://www.fuelfortruth.org for this list.

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