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  •  You can call it apartheid (0+ / 0-)

    but it seems kind of silly when the two parties don't want to be together. It's kind of like complaining that there are seperate bathrooms for men and women.

    I'm no philosopher, I am no poet, I'm just trying to help you out - Gomez (from the song Hamoa Beach)

    by jhecht on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 11:11:29 AM PST

    •  The difference of course is that (6+ / 0-)

      in this situation the Palestinians are being prevented from using the land they have historically lived on, and have more of it taken every day. It's apartheid because of the methods of control that Israel is instituting, but because they are separate.

    • are right...almost (3+ / 0-)
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      Apartied is like complaining that men and women have 'seperate toilet facilities'....and 'everyone else in that place have no facilities.

      Lets look at it like this.  The Zionists dont see the Palistinians as men and women.  The Zionists dont see them as people.  The Zionists dont belive that those who oppose them should have any 'bathrooms', because 'less than human's  dont go to bathrooms.

      That is what 'apartied' is EXACTLY, the belief that someone else is less than human, that they dont deserve rights, privilages and so on, and if they were given them, would be incapable of handling them because they are 'savage', (in this case) Zionists belive that they should 'pen' the Palistinians 'for thier own good', and kill those who oppose thier 'penning' like animals that escape from the wilds.

      The true strength of of an oath is forged in adversity.

      by Nur Alia Chang on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 11:25:11 AM PST

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      •  What a disgusting comment. nt (0+ / 0-)
        •  I am glad you understand. (0+ / 0-)

          It is always discusting to dehumanise others, and what is worse, act as a nation to deny those people the legal right to even exist.

          Throught history we have let fester hate and bigotry (disquised as righteousness), than had to suffer the discusting consequenses of dehmanising  people, and have lost many cultures, religions, and millions upon millions of innocent human lives because of it.

          To me, just as a flower, or an animal becomes extinct, the world loses a part of the eco system, dehumanising people to the point in which their culture, language and even thier very existance (especially the oppressor being people who have suffered, and have been rescued from the same fate) makes our world less safe, less diverse, less beautiful, and less able to function properly.

          So yes, as a part humanity I understand.  It is discusting that I even had to make the comment, but, the discusting part is true.

          The true strength of of an oath is forged in adversity.

          by Nur Alia Chang on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 06:31:19 AM PST

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