Instigator / Con
1
1500
rating
4
debates
62.5%
won
Topic
#5004

How should Israel respond? Have they proceeded in a way that is justified and will keep them safer?

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Winner
1
1

After 1 vote and with the same amount of points on both sides...

It's a tie!
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
5
Time for argument
One week
Max argument characters
500
Voting period
One month
Point system
Winner selection
Voting system
Open
Contender / Pro
1
1300
rating
220
debates
44.77%
won
Description

Both sides have a history. Both sides we should feel empathy for civilians.

Round 1
Con
#1
According to experts, one reason for insurgency and terrorist cells becoming powerful as more people are radicalized it is due to the relative-deprivation theory. It is the idea that people become more radicalized as they see their expectations and experiences not being met and conditions do not fairly compare to someone else. These are the conditions in Gaza. As Israel has bombed the city more then an entire year of the US-Iraq and the US-Afghanistan wars. Many innocents have been killed.
Pro
#2
Israel should just surrender.
Round 2
Con
#3
Israel should not just surrender, there is a responsibility to it's people to attack decisively back but they haven't been mindful that Hamas is more than just a militant group, it based in an ideology that is a mix of religous fanatics and that would be next to impossible to just completely elimated. I feat that you might be coming from an unexpected and ridiculous side that perhaps agrees with Hamas' sentiment. Israel, should it enter Gaza, will kill many and have many dead and splinter groups..
Pro
#4
Israeli should just go back to USA, but first return 1 trillion dollars that USA gave them.
Round 3
Con
#5
 If Israel could learn anything from the United States it could look at what happened when we went into Afghanistan and Iraq. Yes we toppled the governments in both countries but what was created was a vacuum that caused for even more radicalized groups to rise up Ala Isis. They should be more precise with their attacks and they should also be fighting the war of the minds of the Palestinian people, to truly be able to ensure this doesn't happen again. Or in ten years they will be again.
Pro
#6
Since my opponent got help from Barney, as we can see in comment 4, it follows that my opponent was cheating and this was a 2 vs 1 debate.

Therefore, voters should just ignore everything my opponent has said so far and vote for me without considering my opponent's arguments at all. They shouldnt even bother to read the debate any further. Also, my solution is more peaceful than my opponent's solution, so I am the obvious winner.
Round 4
Con
#7
Forfeited
Pro
#8
I have won.
Round 5
Con
#9
Forfeited
Pro
#10
I have won.