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The Land is not the Issue
American Thinker, by Mike Konrad

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 12/16/2013 6:34:12 AM

Kerry is in the Mideast trying to impose a solution. Pro-Zionists sites are producing maps and trying to dissuade the powers that be from dividing the land, as if that were a real possibility. But the issue is not the land, but the Arabs on it. Call them Arab-Israelis, Palestinians, Fakistinians, whatever. The Arabs are the issue, not the real estate. Can anyone doubt that if in 1967 Israel conquered an empty -- or even sparsely populated -- Judea and Samaria that Israel would have annexed it in five minutes? Can anyone doubt that had Israel annexed such an empty Judea and

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Reply 1 - Posted by: avital2, 12/16/2013 6:55:35 AM     (No. 9655655)

the writer doesn´t know the Middle East. for the Arabs, the land is the issue. for the Jews the history and legacy and security are the issues. i see no resolution since the Arabs basically don´t want Jewish presence in the ME at all. no 2-state solution - one state for them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Democracy First, 12/16/2013 8:25:32 AM     (No. 9655753)

Konrad is woefully ignorant of the Middle East. The PA has recognized Israel´s right to exist on 3 public occasions. Israel has refused to reciprocate, greedily wanting all of historic BIBLICAL Palestine, forcing it to pay for the Holocaust, a crime which Palestine did not commit. Israel spied on USA, attacked USS liberty, killed our seamen, stolen nuclear weapons secrets & developed nukes, igniting a nuclear arms race in volatile Middle East, & has moved goal posts, now demanding Palestinians recognize Israel as a JEWISH state, something no other country has had to do. Half of Jewish israelis are atheists ! These foreign-born people go to Israel to claim "return" to a place they had never been , in the name of a God in Whom they do not believe, to live on stolen land paid for by the USA, where they have built an apartheid wall for "separation," & then demand the "right" to live on both sides of it. Our govt has lied to us about so many things, 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, benghazi, Obamacare etc... why do you think theyre telling the truth about israel? Check out Israeli sites like B ´tselem, Peace Now, Zochrot & more...read Ha´aretz online.. See If Americans Knew.org and other sites. Read what Vatican says about persecution of Christians by israeli policies & shrinking of the 2000year old Christian community in Palestine! I decry abuse of Christians in other parts of the Middle East by Islamic fanatics as well as by Zionist illegal settler fanatics & israeli govt policies that support them. Asking for equal rights is not persecuting anyone, jewish or atheist or anything else.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: big red navy cheif, 12/16/2013 9:42:02 AM     (No. 9655883)

How convenient. "No Arab state will naturalize Palestinians." And with that breezy comment, the author completely glosses over the fact that the Arab states have used the Pali´s as a cudgel for the last 70+ years, have treated them far, far worse than the Israeli´s ever have, and continue to keep them in refugee areas - poor, crowded, and angry...like attack dogs.

Also ignored are the ceaseless attacks - by rocket, suicide bomber, rifle, riot, or rock - that forms the "normal" existence of an Israeli when cohabiting wit the Pali´s.

So, you can blame it all on the Jews, if like the author and the poster above you ignore half of reality - but that´s what the left does best, isn´t it? Ignore the reality of things, refuse to see the facts that contradict what they know is best...what rubbish!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: perplexed, 12/16/2013 9:52:57 AM     (No. 9655905)

#2 "decrys abuse". How nice for him......

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