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For Palestinians, Don't Blame Culture

Anthony16 Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 10:31 AM
Basically, Romney is right. When Israel was first formed in the 40's, the country was basically a desert wasteland. Israel turned it into a vibrant, agricultural land with hard work and the blood, sweat and tears of its citizens. At the same time, the Palestinians, who had been offered a portion of the land for their "country", refused to accept it and have engaged in constant warfare against the Israelis ever since. If the Palestinans expended the same amount of money, effort and care to improve the lot of its citizens as they do in building bombs, rockets and schools that concentrate their "education" to teach their children to hate, they'd be much further ahead and far less likely to engage in hateful mayhem.
HermanBB Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 10:50 AM
To Anthony

I see you hit on most of the Israel-firsters talking points, You need to come up with something new.

Hateful mayhem? Israel has killed far, far more Palestinians than vice-versa.

I won't even get into the thousands of Palestinians homes destroyed to make room for Israel settlements.

Since you brought up the 1940's you need to do a liltte more research. Maybe start when Israel forced 700,000 Palestinans off their land. And the ones who refused to leave were often killed in cold blood.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 11:02 AM
If you want peace, disarm the Arabs.
John5840 Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 11:09 AM
Gayle90 Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 11:28 AM
If nobody has arms they will have to learn to type these stupid comments with their toes or hunt and peck with a pencil in their mouth.

Removing weapons does no good. You have to remove hate, then the people will disarm themselves.
James437 Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 11:57 AM
You do know that when GOD first led the Jews into that region of the world, GOD told them to drive all the people out, because of their unbelief. Because they did not do so, you see the trouble today.
Jay Wye Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 3:00 PM
"disarming everybody" is a falsehood,in EVERY nation on Earth.

it's Weapons-Grade STUPID.
Jay Wye Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 6:57 PM
the ARABS forced far more of their own people off their lands,when the Grand Mufti called for Arabs to flee so that invading Arab armies could slaughter Jews without harming Arabs.
and afterwards,they called for their people to not return to Israel,to form camps to solicit public sympathy. If the Arabs hadn't invaded,the Arabs would not have had to flee.
Bondman60 Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 11:08 AM
Herman: Porportionality in warfare is foolishness. Did America kill more Japanese than Japan killed Americans? Probably. Does that mean we should cede 40% of America to Japan? And, how many Jews in Arab lands lost their homes in 1947-49? I bet you have no idea. As usual, your arguements are worthless.
Bondman60 Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 1:09 PM
Right, John, because if we disarm everybody, there will be no more wars, and we will all sing kumbaya together. Oy vey, John, you need to shopping for a clue.

If you see an economy burdened with the heavy hand of bureaucrats, suffocating controls and arbitrary delays, you can assume it will grow slowly or not at all. You can also expect that Republicans, with ample justification, will blame the government for stifling productive activity.

But Mitt Romney can surprise you. Speaking in Jerusalem, he noted how much richer Israel is than "the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority," and he fingered a different cause. "Culture makes all the difference," he said.

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