Dear fellow first year college students, semi-intellectual frat boys and all-round readers of Dan Brown books who think they're "crackz0ring the g0vernment c0dez", let us all start a new trollfest, the likes of the christianity topic, with, as ED tradition goes by, severely pathetic arguments and failing at making anyone give a shit. Let us discuss the situation Israel-Palestine. What are your political views on the matter? Is Israel an evil colonialist empire or are Palestine just a bunch of greedy sandniggers? Or are they both? To get things started, my personal contention is pro-Israel. In my opinion, we got a hypothesis where Israel is reigning and a hypothesis where Palestinians are reigning. In the first, we got a pseudo-democratic Western state that turned a piece of barren desertland into a highly fertile, productive and industrially leading land, that oppresses a big minority (Palestinians). In the latter, if we follow the example of virtually every North-African country, we got a non-democratic, oligarchic dictatorship that most likely didn't turn a barren desertland into a highly industrial competitive and technologically advanced country, but rather like every other North-African country, a poverty-infested country where technology and progress are all but the keywords, where a large majority (namely the non-rich) is being oppressed for the sake of a very small minority. Please, share your opinions all.