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Originally posted by dontreally
I am Canadian, and this propagandist, employee of CSIS, does not speak for me..or Canada. Canadian politicians speak for Canada.
As for the issue of "splitting the west bank". Here's a big massive picture. The nonsense that connecting Jerusalem to Ma'al Adumim via E1 is an exaggeration. It still leaves an enormous eastern portion open.
big massive picture
Fact is, Palestine broke international law i.e. international treaties, by going to the UN i.e by acting indirectly. They ignored Israel's warning, and so, by acting otherwise they've decided to accept the consequences.edit on 4-12-2012 by dontreally because: (no reason given)
It's Israel's position, I believe, that Palestine is doing an end run around the Accords and going to the UN instead of the negotiations it agreed to.
2.Permanent status negotiations will commence as soon as possible, but not later than the beginning of the third year of the interim period, between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian people representatives.
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
Showers of stars CE. Wish I could state what you have as eloquently about my country, the USA.
I too wonder about this seeming blind obedience in defense of Israel. I have some viewpoint about that. It has to do with religious upbringing. At least in my family we all were "church raised" if you will. Sunday was church day, religiously speaking.
We were always taught about poor little Israel, Gods chosen people, the persecution over the ages. The western Bible and sermons on the subject are rife with stories about the Jews and the Promised Land...
In school we were taught about the Jewish Holocaust...
And daily in the news it is all about the "defense of the Holy Land against the Terrorists". We are propagandized all our lives to believe in defending Israel, regardless of the cost. It is at the core of our being, our belief in our God and our salvation.
How can we go against all that?
Originally posted by lizardman
I bet if you had hamas living next door to you that you might think a little differently. When theyd fire hundreds of rockets into civillian areas of canada. When theys strap bombs onto the children and send them to your front door and when they threaton to wipe every canadian off the map at what ever cost im sure you would have a different perspective. When there women have no rights whatsover and they are condemned as being labelled by countries like britain and australia as terrorists would you want them sitting at the peace table? They supply no bomb shelters to there own people and use them as human sheilds. Thats why there are so many palestinian casualties. Have you seen any pictures of these hamas angels you speak of. They look as scary as hell and mate if you want to take sides i take the technologically advanced, peaceful and intelligent people of israel over a brainwashed group of terrorists. There is no peace while hamas exists. Never will be. The palestinans will never be free while hamas is in their control. You dont get a fee pass once you decide you want to wipe a race off the map. You get wiped off it yourself.