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Originally posted by mattpryor
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I prefer to hear both sides of an argument when I read an accusation like this before reaching conclusions and condemning people.
Maybe before people jump to attack Israel, they might wish to read this article on JPost which puts things into a bit of perspective:
Water Authority: Amnesty didn't consult us over report
Not much of this article is covered in Western media, and it does shed a different light on things.
Don't suppose most of the posters in this thread will bother though, who cares about listening to both sides when there's an opportunity to slate Israel huh?
[edit on 27-10-2009 by mattpryor]
Originally posted by Snarf
If Mexico started launching missiles into Texas (and i dont give a crap about any 'reasons')
I'd want my government to level the Mexican government to make sure it never happened again.
Originally posted by searching4truth
reply to post by tristar
The UN has needed reformation for quite sometime, but that's a whole other issue. How does a resolution on holocaust denial have anything to do with the current discussion or more importantly on the overall effectiveness of the UN. I'm so happy we (the world) spent money on this resolution instead of something more worthwhile. Why not donate whatever they spent on that to help fight world hunger? or build a home for someone without? or any number of useful ideas, instead of worrying about what a few people (in comparison) think about the holocaust. But again we find ourselves discussing the holocaust.
On the other hand Israel has not started any of the wars it has fought since its statehood, its tried many different ways to attain peace with its neibhors.
The rain and snow that falls on the Golan, added to natural spring-water, ultimately provides Israel with about one-third of its fresh water. This strategic plateau, about 1,200 km sq (460 miles sq) and all of its water resources were lost by Syria in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Since then it has been occupied, and annexed, by Israel.
If you don't care about the cause then you really don't have any opinion to begin with, you just have bias.