"Israel, the Jews State, was established in 1948 in the land of Palestine unlawfully evicting tens of thousands of Palestine Muslims, has been a subject of debate in recent time in the country.
The debate is whether should Bangladesh recognise the Zionist State or continue to pursue the present foreign policy? We know that the Tel Aviv Government does not trust the Muslims and ordered its troops to kill them at will. The troops do it calmly.
The Arabs fought three wars to recover the lost land. But instead, they lost more lands to Israel, part of which was regained through negotiation initiated by the USA. Still a large area of Jordan and Syria remains under the occupation of the Zionist State. From this point of view, Israel cannot be recognised.
On the other hand, recognition can be accorded provided the Tel Aviv Government allows all the Muslims evicted from Palestine since 1948 to return to their fatherland, pursue peaceful co-existence policy and pay full compensation for the damage caused to them.
I believe that the Jews should have a state of their own. In the Quran, there is no verse denying their right to a state of their own.
They were only forbidden to Palestine for 40 years for their refusal to fight a race that illegally occupied (Palestine, part of Syria and part of Jordan)-(Ref: 5/26). It happened during the time of Hazrat Moses (AS)."
December 28, 2007
This is what some Bangladeshis think: