posted on Dec, 28 2008 @ 06:21 PM
I have noticed lately that ATS is strongly anti-Jewish / anti-Israel, whatever you want to call it. Truth is that if you if you believe that Israel is
"oppressing" the Palestinians, you only know half the story, and that is the Palestinian's version of things. They are masters of propaganda, which
is perhaps their biggest weapon.
Reality is that Israel does what it does because Palestinian militants lie, deceive and stab you in the back at the first opportunity, and are not
partners in any sort of peaceful dialog. Unfortunately, Palestinian civilians suffer because of this.
However, you can not ask Israel to stop defending itself while these same civilians who are being hurt are refusing to lift a finger to root out the
militant aspects of their society. As of a matter fact, these same civilians are the ones lining the streets and cheering like a crazed mob any time
an Israeli soldier is killed or captured. How can Israel honestly work towards peace when the people they are hoping to establish peace with so
ravenously cheer on their militants and crave Israeli bloodshed?
It's very easy to say "these civilians are so oppressed, no wonder they lash out at Israel," but if you go back throughout history, and actually do
RESEARCH, you will see that each and every time that a peace accord was struck, Israel would make many concessions and begin returning land, food, etc
to the Palestinian people only to have the accord be broken by senseless bombings, rockets, and suicide attacks.
How many times can a country extend its hand only to receive a warm smile and a dagger in the back as soon as it lets its guard down? What is a
country to do when its civilian population is being bombed after many unsuccessful attempts at peace?