Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by SrWingCommander
We will not let the only true Democratic Republic in the middle east be pushed into the ocean.
Do you consider a country based on apartheid that practices genocide to be a democracy? In a democratic society all citizens are supposed to be
treated equal, this is not the case in Israel.
The whole "Israel is the only democracy in the ME" phrase is a total face.
Israel isn't being pushed into the ocean, the Palestinians are.
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Oh here we go again.......
"Aparthide"....that's rich......Just because the Palestinian's allowed their territory to be used as a platform for war in 48 and 67, with the promise
from Saudi, Syria and Jordan of "more land" later.....then lost on that gamble and had said lands occupied doesn't make Israel an "aparthied" state.
Clinton and Rabin offered Palestinian Statehood in 99' and Yasser Arafat walked out. When same said territories are used as a camp for THOUSANDS of
rocket attacks and are free operating zones for groups like Hamas and Hezbollah to train and plan for Israel's destruction......do you understand why
the areas are controlled as they are???
Do I agree with everything the IDF has done or how they do it,,,no, not nessicarily. Do I like that innocent people are put in the middle of this
because they live in the area....no......But do i have a problem that same said territories ARE patrolled, controlled, or zoned off by the
IDF.....nope, not really.
You can be an Arab (or Muslim) and be an Israeli' citizen....kind of blows the aprathied theory. I know it's a popular opinion....the world was flat
According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, the Arab population in 2010 was estimated at 1,573,000, representing 20.4% of the country's
population. The majority of these identify themselves as Arab or Palestinian by nationality and Israeli by citizenship. Many have family
ties to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as to Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Negev Bedouins tend to
identify more as Israelis than other Arab citizens of Israel.Most of the Arabs living in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel
since the Six-Day War of 1967, were offered Israeli citizenship, but refused, not wanting to recognize Israeli sovereignty. They became permanent
residents. They are entitled to municipal services and have municipal voting rights.
Get that....even those who refused citizenship can claim permanent resident, and vote.
Yes, it's a democratic republic.
On the other topic. I don't think we have a WRITTEN treaty to defend Israel. But we have stated we would "support" them in a conflict since 48. In
73 we put a condition on that we didn't want them to do a preemptive strike if they wanted our help, which is why they got hit hard and almost lost.
Who knows what's been agreed on behind closed doors.
edit on 12-10-2012 by SrWingCommander because: streamline quote.