You may not like it but time is running out for Israel. They should take the best deal for peace now (give the Palestinians their rights) because the deal that will be forced on them later will be worse.
The Palestinians aren't being punished for Israeli crimes. The Palestinians are being pushined for the fact they blow up buses full of school children and call them selves martyrs, and ask us to help them.
The Palestinians are fighting against foreign invaders, the Zionists. They are using the same tactics that that the Zionists used to take Palestine in the first place. It is pitiful to hear the Israelis complain about getting blown up when they invented the tactic.
It is truly unfortunate that innocent Israeli children are killed in this war. They should, at least, send their kids home where they will be safe. Israeli adults are not innocent. Remember that Israel is a democracy if you are Jewish. Israeli adults created Israel as a racist state and they can vote to change it. They are just as guilty as IDF soldiers with blood on their hands.
Of course, the only person in the world who will ever give the Palestinian people a state is the President of the United States.
It is not the President's place to give anyone a country or take one away. Indeed, this problem began because a country was taken away from it's residents.
They've made no steps forward on even intengible infrastructure like setting up division of power, tax systems (the biggest joke of them all), credible police forces, hospital and health care, or even government investment into private buisness.
That is a rather ridiculous statement. The Palestinians are not a country, they are a resistance movement. No one demanded that the ANC act like a government before they overthrew Apartheid. The Palestinians will form a government when the Zionists have been defeated.
Israel is going nowhere.
That is what they hope is true. However everyone thought that the USSR and Apartheid would last forever.
For many in the West, its old boring news we're sick of hearing about and are caring less and less about every year.
That was the American attitude but then 9/11 shook us out of our apathy. We then struck out in an insane rage at Afghanistan. Then we struck out at Iraq out of stupidity. We have yet to think seriously about this.
How many Americans believe that 9/11 was an "unprovoked" attack on America? They do not connect the brutal oppression of the Palestinians that we have watched for years with the attack of 9/11.
This virtually guarantees that the next attack will be much larger. This will continue until we decide that manipulating the Middle East for our purposes is just too costly. Then there will be peace.
Modern Weapons of War to oppress a people? I can think of another country right off the bat: Serbia/Former Yugoslavia for, oh, pretty much the last 14 years or so. Israel has dont some really bad things over the past few years (they should have turned Jenin into a Prison Camp, not obliterated the place), but that doesn't even begin to compare to Serbia's crimes. Last that I checked, Israel didn't kill 7000 people in an afternoon or two like at Sbrenicia
Israel did murder 3,500 women and children in the Sabra and Shitila refugee camps in Lebanon. There were no men in those camps, they have been evacuated with Arafat. The guy responsible is now the Prime Minister of Israel. Our president called him a "man of peace".
The victims of the Serbs were uncovered because we dug them up after the Serbs tried to hide the crime. Israel murdered 3,500 and let the world see what they did. What crimes are they hiding? Lets start digging around in Israel and see what we find.
Its people work in a market based economy that feeds off ours.
I like your wording here. Israel is a parasite on America.
Time is running out for Israel. Consider this time line;
30 years ago Israel denied that there were such a thing as a Palestinian people.
20 years ago Israel had to acknowledge that there was a resistance movement after some spectacularly successful attacks on Israel. This is when the words Palestinian and terrorist became synonymous.
10 years ago Israel had to negotiate with the Palestinian leadership. This acknowledged the fact that the Palestinian struggle was well organized and well motivated.
Now Israel is negotiating to give the Palestinians some scraps of desert in the hopes that it will placate them. It won't.
Future prediction: The Zionists negotiate a transfer of power from the Israel government to a truly representative and democratic government. Similar to the South African transfer from Apartheid. Surely, thinking Israelis and Americans must realize that Apartheid governments are a thing of the past.
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