how did it come to this?

5.02 - Israel/Palestine pt2. “We hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish state in the land of Israel.” - Ben Gurion

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This week, creating a nation always comes with pitfalls. The end of the colonial era gave many the opportunity for self-determination, and for some the opportunity to come back. But what happens when you try to reinstate a state when people are already living there? How do you tell someone their home no longer is their home? How did Palestine become Israel? Can there ever be a two state solution? What is a Knesset? Where is the Gaza Strip and the West Bank? What’s a Camp David? Why have we been called terrible? and ultimately how did it come to this?

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