D'oh It's All About the Israelis

Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by Annie, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. Annie
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    Hardly:

    It's always been by and for the Palis. Israel has tried to give the concessions, hoping for peace. Mind you, the concessions are on lands gained AFTER they were attacked and triumphed.

    http://austinbay.net/blog/?p=420

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    The Brits and the UN left quite a mess after giving land to jews and arabs and drawing up political borders. Now we have the Palistinians trying to keep Hammas reined in while Isreal is trying to hardliners reined in. Why the US gives any financial aid to either one is beyond me. Throwing money at this silliness is just plain dumb.
     
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    Agreed. When two kids are fighting over a toy doesn't a smart parent take the toy away from both of them?
     
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    Yeah, but. After WWII UN/Britain/US tried to give homeland to both Israelis and Palis. Israelis accepted. After several 'skirmishes' some Islamic states, led by Egypt attacked and lost against Israel. '67. They hit many times after. Even after 'proposals' towards peace had been made. (not normal for a victor, but the Israelis KNOW what it's like without real estate.) The response? "Not enough, nothing is enough without Israel ceasing to exist."

    For some weird reason, Israel disagreed.
     
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    One reason Israel continues to exist to this day is the incredible amount of money and favors that the US gave them compared to the small amouts given to the Arabs. Over the years, Israel has used this money to become incredibly powerful and developed nuclear weapons and remains powerful enough to obliterate its neighbors. It has launched rescue missions into Africa and destroyed nuclear facilities that threatened to develop the "Muslim" nuke. It's sales of arms to other regions of the world are a major source of it's income.
    It is frightening to think of what arab countries would have done had they received the same amount of money and aid. This is ONE reason while many see the US as pro-Israel and anti-arab and has resulted in poor relations between the US and Arab nations.
    While the US may have chosen to support the more peaceful and democratic in this disagreement, the resulting muslim anger towards the US has ballooned and we pay the price.
     
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    Dude, based on the Camp David Peace Accords, we give Israel and Egypt the same amount each year. $3 billion. Israel gets other aid for defence, but as Kat already pointed out, they need it because the Pali's didn't cooperate with the UN as the Israeli's did in 1949. Why is it that you think the Israeli's have no right to exist? Why is it that you don't look at the situation in an intellectually honest manner? Why do you ignore the fact that many of the Arab nations get even more than Israel in the form of payments for oil? More and more each day you do appear to be an anti-semite. Yeah, claim you aren't, but that's okay. You deliberate ignoring of facts paints the true picture.
     
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