Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Came across this article... a little unsettling, not so much the notion but why. It's become very convienent for those to cite certain circumstance of how Israel came to be that support their, but ignore issues like the fact that the Arab world kicked a half million Jews out of their respective countries with no one to hold them responsible for their actions.

Israel simply has no right to exist - Peace might have a real chance without Israelis' biblical claim

More crucially, the promise limits Israel's capacity to seek models of coexistence based on equality and the respect of human rights. A state based on so exclusivist a claim to legitimacy cannot but conceive of separation as a solution. But separation is not the same as lasting peace; it only pulls apart warring parties. It does not heal old wounds, let alone redress historical wrongs.

For all the damage being done by Modern Orthodox Jews who have lived in Brooklyn their whole lives who now settle into the Occupied Territory based on biblical claims, further antagonizing an already abused and downtrodden Palestinian people, none of the blowhards like Faisal can seem to remember all the abuses handed down by the Arab nations pre-1948.

All I ever hear from others who observes methods like suicide bombers and respond by saying "what do you expect?" based on Israel's conduct. The Jews have been persecuted, ghettoized, imprisoned, ransanked and killed for I don't know how many years. I respond in tow - "For those who have had a hand in oppressing a people for the better part of the last 1400 years: When these very same people finally have a nation of their own where your boots don't press down on their necks, what do you expect?" You have taught them well, and now you face a sliver of the force you have used yourself in return.


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