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  •  Do you want the whole world to know (4+ / 0-)
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    about this?

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    We liberated Gaza by force
    From your death…
    The people firmly stand
    In their fire is a flame
    Rafah sings "oh, oh"
    Its answer is an AK-47
    We who do not know fear
    We are the predators of the forest."

    "We find more than once condemnation and denunciation to the resistance operations and bombings [suicide attacks], carried out by Hamas and the Palestinian resistance branches. There is no other choice but to use restraint regarding the condemnation, the attaching of the label of terror [to "resistance"], and the assembling of conferences [for] condemnation [of the attacks]. [This] so that everyone will know, that we did this only because our lord commanded so, “I did it not of my own accord” [*] and so that people will know that the extermination of Jews is good for the inhabitants of the worlds on a land, to which Allah gave his blessing for the sake of the inhabitants of the worlds.”
    [Al-Risalah, April 23, 2007]

    President of the Elders of Zion Chapter 112

    by Pumpkinlove on Sat May 12, 2007 at 07:19:09 AM PDT

    •  Pumpkin - (8+ / 0-)

      You are so totally clueless about 1947.

      Had the Partition Plan been anything close to mutual, then I can understand those who say that the Palestinians lost the war.  However, partition was what the Jewish settlers in Palestine wanted and the Arab Palestinians opposed bitterly.  Interestingly, even though Muslim peoples were hardly represented in the nascent United Nations, those nations with Muslim populations on the partition committee - Yugoslavia, India and Iran - all voted AGAINST partition.  In the General Assembly vote - all Middle Eastern and South Asian nations voted against partition.

      So to say that Palestinians refused what was offered - when the offer was NEVER seen as legitimate in the first place - is to ignore the  history of partition.  (An analogy - would you sell me your house for $19.95?  Take it or leave it - because I'm going to take possession anyway.)  It follows that a person unable to see this fundamental difference - whether he/she agrees or not - cannot begin to see the continuing injustice against Palestinians in Palestine/Israel.

      Is there violence, intolerance, bigotry directed at Jews from the Palestinian side?  Absolutely.  But that does not give a person an ethical pass.  In fact, that is all the more reason to look closely at one's own actions and seek to end the cycle of violence and recriminations.

      Your point of view has but one outcome.  
      Perpetual violence.

      •  The UN Vote (0+ / 0-)


        n favour: 33

        Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Byelorussian S.S.R., Canada, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Liberia, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Ukrainian S.S.R., Union of South Africa, U.S.A., U.S.S.R., Uruguay, Venezuela.

        Against: 13

        Afghanistan, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen.

        Abstained: 10

        Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mexico, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia.

        Al Gore should be president.

        by another American on Sat May 12, 2007 at 03:04:56 PM PDT

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