you know, a little history goes a long way in demonstrating intent.. Had this been put out by the Arab side for instance I would think it a jaded
viewpoint but see for yourself who is what here...
The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict
Published by Jews for Justice in the Middle East
Jews for Justice has made this excellent resource available to people around the world. We have converted their booklet to a more easily copied
As the periodic bloodshed continues in the Middle East, the search for an equitable solution must come to grips with the root cause of the
conflict. The conventional wisdom is that, even if both sides are at fault, the Palestinians are irrational “terrorists” who have no point of view
worth listening to. Our position, however, is that the Palestinians have a real grievance: their homeland for over a thousand years was taken, without
their consent and mostly by force, during the creation of the state of Israel. And all subsequent crimes — on both sides — inevitably follow from
this original injustice. This paper outlines the history of Palestine to show how this process occurred and what a moral solution to the region’s
problems should consist of. If you care about the people of the Middle East, Jewish and Arab, you owe it to yourself to read this account of the other
side of the historical record.
To sum it up, playing the guilt card gets really old, really fast. If it is ok to hold a people under siege for decades because of a desire to return
to a thousands of years old possession that ws short-lived to begin with then even the American Indians have more claim to the US than the Jews have
legitimate claim to the land of Palestine/Israel., or the Roman Empire could trump it with even more rightful claim.
Perhaps like the Chinese did in building a great wall the solution is to build a wall around Israel, nobody in, nobody out. That is what seems to be a
viable solution... if the Zionism would be content with only owning one side of the wall that is.
Read the history for yourself, look at the maps of possession through antiquity, and come to know that it doesn't matter who was there first or who is
there now, what is important is that until the world gets on board with resolving the crisis we are all guilty of collusion in not only breaking the
spirit of a people, but in breeding a new generation of contempt.
Armageddon is a reality whether people want to believe it or not and that fact alone speaks volumes about just how far the Israeli's are willing to go
in their games of conquest.
Take special note here, this isn't about the Jewish people, but the power of the Zionist movement that will never be content even if it means the
destruction of the Jews themselves (and all of mankind with it)
The British Mandate Period 1920-1948 The Balfour Declaration promises a Jewish Homeland in Palestine. “The Balfour Declaration, made in
November 1917 by the British Government...was made a) by a European power, b) about a non-European territory, c) in flat disregard of both the
presence and wishes of the native majority resident in that territory...[As Balfour himself wrote in 1919], ‘The contradiction between the letter of
the Covenant (the Anglo French Declaration of 1918 promising the Arabs of the former Ottoman colonies that as a reward for supporting the Allies they
could have their independence) is even more flagrant in the case of the independent nation of Palestine than in that of the independent nation of
Syria. For in Palestine we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the country...The four
powers are committed to Zionism and Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long tradition, in present needs, in future hopes, of
far profounder import than the desire and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land,’” Edward Said, “The Question of
I would encourage you all to read the history dating back to BC and show some compassion for the human suffering that perpetuates due to a mindset of
coveting a piece of dirt. The Holy Land? Nothing Holy about murdering for its possession. ... from any side
edit on 14-6-2012 by anoncoholic
because: (no reason given)