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  •  Here's my flamebait honest opinion (1+ / 0-)
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    TomP

    The situation is impossible.  Yes, Israel has the right to defend itself. Yes, the Palestinians have been oppressed. Yes, Israel is an apartheid state. Yes, the terrorist actions of Hamas and the Palestinian authority are unconscionable.

    The root of the problem - the original sin that starts all of this is the decision to atone for Europe's crimes by giving away land that didn't belong to the people who committed the crimes.

    That, and the persistent belief in a realm beyond reality. I believe that is a delusion that makes the situation intractable.  If God is on your side, how can you back down?

    Proverbs 29:7 “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.”

    by nightsweat on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 10:29:55 AM PDT

    •  Both sides have to take less than they want. (2+ / 0-)
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      Justanothernyer, mattoqp

      Neither gets everything they think justice requires.  As I say above, too many would rather kill each other.  So it goes.

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      by TomP on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 10:39:48 AM PDT

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