posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 12:35 PM
reply to post by mikesingh
The horror that was put upon the Jewish - and please let us not forget all the other groups that were targeted in WW2 - is not an excuse for their
actions they have taken in this conflict or against any of the other states they have (had) war with. From a state that is build on the terrors its
people survived we cannot tolerate that they in turn commit terror on others. I believe that indeed from such a state we could and should expect other
behaviour. It is wrong to have another set of standards for Israel given their history, they should be judged upon their current actions and not on
what was done to them in WW2.
The suffering of the Israeli people in WW2 does not allow them to make the citizens of Palestine suffer, one would think that Israel as a nation would
be the first nation to strive for respect for all religions' and peaceful co-existence.
And let us not forget the role the US plays in this conflict. what is your country doing whilst innocent people are being killed and Israel is
threatening with their nuclear weapons? For a country portraying itself as the saver of democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan - why are the children of
Palestine not entitled to the same peace and help? because the aggressor is Israel? Is it perhaps because every negative word one says about Israel
and their actions is explained as a sign of anti-Semitism ? with the words of your soon to be former president Bush, if you are not with us you are
against us - no criticism allowed.
Despite of our differences in believes, we are all humans, all of us have the same rights but also the same obligations to each other. Anyone who
fails to adhere to that should be held accountable and be faced with the same consequences for that behaviour. I teach my children that every live is
equaly important and precious, every live taken by war or other violence is one live to many