So why do people hate Israel? - Page 77




 
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June 19th, 2012  
Yossarian
 
 
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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
A repeat of the Siberian Traps would solve a lot of problems.
No let's just hope the world doesn't rely on each other to stop for say an asteroid.

Special interest groups and siphoning of funds from any defense program would spell doom for any hope an real last minute solution.




The rest would be as expected.
June 19th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by VDKMS
@ MontyB post 742.

This is a one sided article and makes the same mistake as all the others. They never ask themselves why Israel acts like that.
They all claim that it is Israel who is opposing peace but they forget that Israel once burnt their fingers with a peace plan. They had settlements in Gaza (as now in the West Bank) and a military presence (as now in the West Bank). They made an unilateral disengagement plan, dismantled all the settlements and witdrew the military in exchange for peace. What they got back was not peace but rockets and those rocket attacks are still going on after 7 years. What do you think Israel expects when they do the same in the West Bank? Only one thing can move Israel to peace: guarantee their security. No more rockets or suicide attacks or kidnapping. Everything the Palestinians and others are complaining about are caused by themselves.
So how about this one then?
Netanyahu proved Israel doesn't want peace
Netanyahu shows to the world that Israel wants neither an agreement nor a Palestinian state, and for that matter not peace, either.

By Gideon Levy | Sep.25, 2011 | 12:48 AM | 61



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On Friday night Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again proved himself to be an excellent elucidator, this time in the service of the Palestinians: He demonstrated to the world, better than even Mahmoud Abbas, why they had no recourse but to appeal to the United Nations. If there is one clear take-home message from his Hezekiah and Isaiah speech, it is this: The Palestinians (and the world ) can no longer expect anything from Israel. Nothing.
Netanyahu was particularly persuasive when he explained that a Palestinian state would endanger Israel - narrow waist, just hundreds of meters from Israeli cities, thousands of rockets - one giant blah-blah that willfully ignores the possibility of peace. A Palestinian state, perhaps, but absolutely not in our time, and not in our school of thought.
Our school of thought seemed especially deluded Friday night. Every decent Israeli must be ashamed of their prime minister, who stands before the world and tries to sell it the same old shopworn, even rotten goods that are long past their expiration date, expounding on ancient, irrelevant chapters of history and attempting to market cheap sentimentality like a beggar who exposes his wounds, both real and imaginary, to passersby. And the beggar is in fact a regional power.
Netanyahu, peddler of emotions, did not shrink from or forget anything, save reality. Abraham the patriarch, Hezekiah, Isaiah, pogroms, the Holocaust, 9/11, the children, the grandchildren and, of course, Gilad Shalit - all fodder for the tear wringer that assuredly didn't bring forth a single tear anywhere on the planet, with the possible exception of a few Jewish nursing homes in Boca Raton, Florida. There, perhaps, people were still moved by this kitschy death speech.
Netanyahu needed thousands of years of history to obscure reality, but Abbas' sense of history proved to be much more developed: He had no need to call up distant memories to elicit sympathy; all he needed was to soberly depict current events in order to attempt to shape a new history. The world and the auditorium cheered for Abbas because he spoke like a 21st-century statesman, not like a co-opted archaeologist of centuries past. Abraham or Ibrahim, Hezekiah or Netanyahu, Benjamin or Jacob-Israel, Jew or Judea - our prime minister's Bible and Holocaust stories should have made Israelis sitting down to their Friday night dinner feel awkward and uncomfortable. Is that all we have to sell to the world? Is that all we have to say? Is that what is being said on our behalf? Is that what we look like?
The faces said it all. Sitting around the table of Netanyahu's cheerleading squad (all of them Ashkenazi men, of course ) were two kippa-wearers, two generals, two former Russians, three current beard-wearers - a depressing and threatening group portrait of Israel's extreme right, class of 2011. The table of the Israeli delegation, even more than Netanyahu himself, revealed the true face of the most denounced country in the world today, with the exception of Iran and North Korea. They clapped, politely and obediently, not including Avigdor Lieberman and his loyal servant, Daniel Ayalon.
Israel's real face was also seen in Israel; Lieberman wasn't the only one to call Abbas' judicious, impressive address an "incitement speech." Joining the chorus, as usual, was Tzipi Livni - the Israeli alternative - who "didn't like the speech."
What was there not to like about Abbas' speech, apart from his silly mistake in failing to mention the Jews, together with the Christians and Muslims, to whom this precious land belongs? What in his speech was anything but true and very painful? "Enough" of the occupation? Ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley? Obstructing checkpoints on the way to the hospital, and settlements that are a barrier to peace? What was incorrect, damn it? "A difficult speech," the chorus of Israeli commentators sang immediately afterward; indeed, a difficult speech describing an even more difficult reality - but what do they know about reality? And not a soul asked: Why isn't Israel reciting the travelers' prayer for the Palestinians, for their journey to statehood.
On Friday night the final curtain fell on Netanyahu's masked ball of a two-state solution. Hiding behind the curtain are darkness and gloom. And in that lies an event of historical performance: It proved to the world that Israel wants neither an agreement nor a Palestinian state, and for that matter not peace, either. See you at the next war.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition...peace-1.386558

With 24,800,000 hits I am sure I can get this thread to 1000 pages if I really have to, but are you prepared to believe the Israeli's themselves or do you know better than them as well?
June 19th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yossarian
No let's just hope the world doesn't rely on each other to stop for say an asteroid.

Special interest groups and siphoning of funds from any defense program would spell doom for any hope an real last minute solution.




The rest would be as expected.
Theoretically the humanity can do something about an asteroid, the Siberian Traps (after the Swedish word for stairs) we can not do anything about it if it happens again, and I doubt the humanity would survive a similar event.
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June 19th, 2012  
Yossarian
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
Theoretically the humanity can do something about an asteroid, the Siberian Traps (after the Swedish word for stairs) we can not do anything about it if it happens again, and I doubt the humanity would survive a similar event.

My notion was built on the fact we could do something, but the factor I was stabbing at was that even in the face of a preventable disaster our very nature of self interest, disunity and complacency would be almost as deadly as the disaster itself.

Our complacency and disunity of the topic in this thread iterates this a thousand fold.

And the consequences of un restricted special interest policies especially effects citizens in countries like mine.

Thats what I was getting on about.
June 19th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yossarian
My notion was built on the fact we could do something, but the factor I was stabbing at was that even in the face of a preventable disaster our very nature of self interest, disunity and complacency would be almost as deadly as the disaster itself.

Our complacency and disunity of the topic in this thread iterates this a thousand fold.

And the consequences of un restricted special interest policies especially effects citizens in countries like mine.

Thats what I was getting on about.
I know, our record is.....uhm.......could be better. The Siberian Traps event is also called the Permian Mass-extinction, the largest flood basalt eruption known to Science
June 20th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
I wouldn't worry about the small stuff if some scientists are right in 13 million years we will be bombarded by comets from the Van Ort Belt and I am sure at least one of them will hit the middle east and if one doesn't then in about 4 Billion years the sun will swallow us up so the problems in the middle east have at least 2 solutions.
June 20th, 2012  
Yossarian
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I wouldn't worry about the small stuff if some scientists are right in 13 million years we will be bombarded by comets from the Van Ort Belt and I am sure at least one of them will hit the middle east and if one doesn't then in about 4 Billion years the sun will swallow us up so the problems in the middle east have at least 2 solutions.

You know I have sent the IRS letters about these facts but have yet hear their solution to the problem of high income taxes.
June 20th, 2012  
RayManKiller3
 
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Originally Posted by Yossarian
My Honest opinion those who claim military self defense for Israel's actions against Palestine is rubbish on one degree.

Fighting for it's exsistance in 1967 and 1974 was self defense.

Suppressing and then slowly annexing what little Palestinians have left seems more like self offense, Palestine is not a coalition of Arab militaries surrounding Israel with the intend to wipe them out, they are people who inhabited those shores without issue until now just like the Jews there for thousands of years.

This is incorrect.... That would make what U.S is doing to Afghanistan illegal despite being attacked first. What Al Qaeda done to U.S did not in any way threaten it's survival.

Self defense can be seen as offense as well. If you want to defend yourself from a rocket launcher you kill the guy manning it before he gets to fire, destroy it, secure it, or steal it. This is legitimate tactic that Israel can keep doing so long as they are attacked (or believe they will be attacked). It don't have to be huge attacks for them to do this. Remember the PLO isn't officially a state, so they have no recognized borders and the fact is when Israel get attacked, they are allowed to retaliate.

Hamas is a internationally recognized terror organization.
June 20th, 2012  
Yossarian
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RayManKiller3
This is incorrect.... That would make what U.S is doing to Afghanistan illegal despite being attacked first. What Al Qaeda done to U.S did not in any way threaten it's survival.

Self defense can be seen as offense as well. If you want to defend yourself from a rocket launcher you kill the guy manning it before he gets to fire, destroy it, secure it, or steal it. This is legitimate tactic that Israel can keep doing so long as they are attacked (or believe they will be attacked). It don't have to be huge attacks for them to do this. Remember the PLO isn't officially a state, so they have no recognized borders and the fact is when Israel get attacked, they are allowed to retaliate.

Hamas is a internationally recognized terror organization.

In a traditional sense yes, but this is not a traditional sense.

Every new settlement, new road way, new cut into what little Palestine has left, is just asking for it,

By pushing the Palestinians further and further this leads to conflict over territory and other factors, such as access to public services and resources.

By depriving them for this long, and continuing to do so, Israel is creating a artificial situation for conflict fueled violence via these means.

As long as they keep doing this, it will continue this away, until either:

A- Israel withdraws from the small portions the Palestinians can still call home.

Or

B- Israel annexes compeltley all of Palestine that is left, forming one state, and either causing a mass exodus or eviction of Palestinians in these areas, by either direct or as employed right now indirect methods.

The latter most likely will be preceded by a regional military conflict of some sort as the neighboring Arab states have to deal with refugees and expanding Israeli troop deployments into newly annexed areas.
June 20th, 2012  
RayManKiller3
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yossarian
In a traditional sense yes, but this is not a traditional sense.

Every new settlement, new road way, new cut into what little Palestine has left, is just asking for it,

By pushing the Palestinians further and further this leads to conflict over territory and other factors, such as access to public services and resources.

By depriving them for this long, and continuing to do so, Israel is creating a artificial situation for conflict fueled violence via these means.

As long as they keep doing this, it will continue this away, until either:

A- Israel withdraws from the small portions the Palestinians can still call home.

Or

B- Israel annexes compeltley all of Palestine that is left, forming one state, and either causing a mass exodus or eviction of Palestinians in these areas, by either direct or as employed right now indirect methods.

The latter most likely will be preceded by a regional military conflict of some sort as the neighboring Arab states have to deal with refugees and expanding Israeli troop deployments into newly annexed areas.

Their settlement building is not defence, that is correct, but their occupancy of these areas is as long as they are attacked. This is why the PLO needs to stop sitting on their hands and realize they should do whatever they can to get themselves recognized. They should not at all step off of the negotiation table. When the world see that it is only Israel that is unwilling to proceed with this solution, even U.S will have a hard time supporting them. The negroponte doctrine U.S has adopted would not cover this. For the PLO to be pushing negotiations desperately and Hamas stop violence, would put Israel into a corner. This is very obvious, but for some reason they choose not to take this option.


Your B scenario is not likely to happen and as far as I am aware most of the community only backs the 1967 border with a independent controlled Jarusalem (something Israel probably won't agree to as they consider it their capital). I don't see even U.S agreeing with something like that.


I agree with the rest of what you said though.

I blame the incompetence of the Palestinian leaderships (especially Hamas) more than I do Israel for the hardship they are having right now.
 


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