I am trying to understand this board and the mindset of the people who post on it. One of the tools that I thought I would use would be that I would post quotes occasionally and learn from the responses that I get. This is in no way a test, and I hope it is not offensive. As I said all I am trying to do is get a handle on things. So lets get started; "We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem." - Yasser Arafat, former leader of the PLO. and "It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonialization, or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands." -- Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.