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Juan Williams: Don't You Think Israel is Being a Little Harsh on Hamas?

Andy544 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 4:14 PM
A country that waits for YEARS to make a miltary response, after being pummeled daily by a total of thousands of rockets, is HARDLY being "harsh". Especially, when one considers its miltary WARNS occupants of areas that it is going to 'bomb, before it bombs, to give them a chance to escape.Hamas provides ZERO warning before it sends a missile against civilian areas in Isreal. A 'harsh' response by Israel would be two or three nuclear devices exploded over the Gaza, without warning.
American_in_Europe Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 2:27 AM
Yes you did!... No I didn't... Yes you did!... There is only one central question in the Israel-Palestine conflict: Did the founders of Israel create a state by crimes against humanity? If ethnic cleansing was used by Ben Gurion and others as a way of creating the demographic superiority that he felt was necessary to make Israel viable, then these crimes must be addressed by the exercise of the right of return, coupled with restoration of property and compensation for the generations spent in suffering. Who did what before and after 1947/48 has little relevance. The UN resolution was not a license to exercise “Lebensraum” policies in Palestine.
Anonymous908 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 4:44 PM
Well you did a good job missing all kinds of details. So I am going to play devils advocate here.

Israel has not waited YEARS for a response. Hamas and Israel attack eachother much more frequently than you think. Israel is not being pumpeled daily. For a better representation of what a "pumpeling" is see Gaza after Israels air raids. Israel has caused far far greater damage in Gaza than visa versa. Still this is not to justify anything here. I am just pointing out that your representation of the situation is obviously biased and misinformed. Israel does not always warn people before they bomb anything. This recent example is the first time I have heard of such a thing.
Nitzy pelosi Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 4:50 PM
It sounds like you are the one that is misinformed, they drop leaflets and call the locals to tell them to get out, they have been for years, and Gaza looks bad because HAMAS puts rockets in civilian infrastructure so they can us any dead and damaged infrastructure as propaganda, even though 905% of the dead are HAMAS folks, plus even if there are no dead bodies, they fake it. This has been very well documented
Andy544 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 4:53 PM
There could be peace tomorrow if Hamas, the PLO, Hezbollah,and their patron, Iran, et., etc, would recognize the RIGHT of the Jewish State of Israel to EXIST. They DON'T. You know that as well as I. UNTIL they are WILLING to do so, this deadly game of 'cat and mouse' will continue. The 'details' are minor, and ultimately totally irrelevant to that ONE central fact.
Andy544 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 4:58 PM
There would not only be 'peace', but the Palestinians could finally PROSPER if they would be willing to enter into a mutual-assistance and economic development pact with Israel. As it stands, the Palestinian people remain an international 'basket case', depending on foreign assistance to survive, and their hatred for Israel the 'nucleus' that keeps their 'nation' going...
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 6:42 PM
actually,it occurred to me that neighboring Arab nations NEED Israel more than Israel needs them,economically. If they were at peace with Israel,trade would benefit their nations,Israel could build nuclear power plants and supply the region with reliable,clean electric power(and soon,natural gas),they could help educate their people,Israel would be another market for their products. Israel could help them grow food in their deserts,and to more efficiently grow their own food.
Plus all the savings from not making war.
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 6:45 PM
Those muslims DO care that Israel exists. They have fought many wars to ELIMINATE Israel,to drive the Jews into the sea. This is all public information.
even before Israel was re-created,the Arab-muslims persecuted the Jews badly.
It's the reason the UN and Britain decided the Mandate had to be partitioned into separate states,that Jews and Arabs could not live together peacefully.

Last night on Special Report, Fox News Political Analyst Juan Williams accused Israel of "overkill" in their efforts to eradicate Hamas and stop rocket (and road bomb) attacks on the Jewish State. Williams also said Egypt was an important mediator, although the country is ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood, a group sympathetic to Hamas.

"The question is overkill."

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