Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by christina-66
Israel receives billions in aid every year.....it chooses how to spend that cash....it could do something about that.
The Palestinians receive billions in aid ... it chooses how to spend that cash ... it could do something about it's situation .. but it buys weapons and Iranian missiles instead of raising itself up through education and better medical care.
Hamas doesn't want peace. It uses Palestinians as human shields and it steals the aid money that comes in. Without Hamas, the Palestinians would enjoy a much better lifestyle, and they wouldn't have Israeli rockets being fired down upon them in retaliation for Hamas rockets ...
omg even when there is evidence, People still do not believe and why is that?
Their lives are ennobled, and the highest that is in them, their utmost strength, courage and self-sacrifice is called forth. Inevitably when their society, which is inherently regarded as good, true, compassionate, brave, etc., is threatened (as it almost invariably is rationalized to appear to be), their enemies then become the embodiment of evil. Their war becomes a holy war and by fighting it or helping it they are participating with the Divine in ridding the world of darkness. We must never underestimate the yearning within every individual to further the cause of justice and righteousness and to aid the heroic task of eliminating evil.
"The sinister truth is that for communities to thrive, enemies are as necessary as friends. External danger binds the group together, reduces personal animosity, enhances mutual trust, promotes altruism and self sacrifice. A society surrounded by enemies is unified and strong, a society without enemies divided and lax."
(Reuters) - The United Nations UNCTAD agency issued a gloomy outlook for the Palestinian economy on Wednesday, arguing that tougher Israeli policies and settlement expansion were pushing the occupied territories and Gaza deeper into poverty.
The situation had been aggravated in 2011 by a sharp drop in foreign aid, which for years provided a vital support, dimming any hope for an upswing even in the longer term, a report from the trade and development body said. "(Israeli) restrictions on movement, faltering aid flows, a paralysed private sector and a chronic fiscal crisis cloud the horizons," UNCTAD declared. Amid persistent high unemployment, it added, "one in two Palestinians is classified as poor."
Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
reply to post by intrepid
I would guess it is to show that Jews are not all rich. Besides that, I don't think there is another purpose.
Well people in general have been doing this. I wouldn't pin it all on the Israel. I am not a big fan, but Muslims aren't exactly docile either. I can think to Spain to name one instance of theft and murder, it lasted 800 years under Muslim moors.