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Israel: America's Model for Reducing Violent Crime (Part 1 of 2 on Reducing Violent Crime in the US)

David1735 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:58 PM
What dream world do you live in? Is Israel more "repressive" than the Palestinian Authority?
Bondman60 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 12:14 PM
...under the Egyptian Yassir Arafat as a proxy army to wage guerilla war against Israel in 1964, three years before the disputed territories were liberated by Israel. Gaza was never part of modern Egypt, Judea and Samaria were never part of Jordan, except for 19 years between the war of independence and the 1967 war. During those 19 years, there was no interest by Egypt or Jordan in creating a "Palestinian" Arab state. This conflict is not and never was about borders: It is and has always been about the destruction of the Jewish state. The Arabs freely admit this whenever asked. How about you, Six04?
Bondman60 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 12:10 PM
Six: Israel refers to Gaza, Judea and Samaria as "disputed" territories, not occupied. You would have Israel cede these lands to the previous Palestinian nation that was based in Palestine. The problem is, there is no such nation aside from the Nation of Israel. No people who ever had a unique culture, language and borders in the Land of Israel exists today except for the Nation of Israel (which was a nation long before it was a religion). Palestine references the Philistines, who no longer exist, and was named for them by the Romans as an insult to the Jews of Judea after the Jewish revolts failed. The Brits referred to all residents of Mandatory Palestine as Palestinians, including Jews. Egypt organized the PLO...
Six04 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 6:56 PM
Gaza free ? Tell that to the people of Gaza.

PS look up the number of Palestinian refugee camps and look up Israeli settlement maps.

Palestinians are refugees because Israeli settlements are steeling their land.

Len185 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 6:27 PM
Occupation. Not really. Gaza is free. And most of areas of the West Bank under Palestinian control. As to refugee camps you are dead wrong. camps maintain by Palestinian administration and they keep people there as political weapon against Israel.
There is a lot of of Jewish refugees from Arab countries in Israel. They integrated into Israeli society and live normal life.
Six04 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 5:09 PM
Not my words. Israel considers them occupied lands.
Mitchell73 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 5:00 PM
Correction "Six" ... conquered lands, not occupied.

This past week, I made an audio recording endorsing the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's general election Tuesday, Jan. 22.

I explained in the endorsement: "You might think I'm a tough guy in my films, but in a rough neighborhood like the Middle East, Israel has its own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu."

Netanyahu's leadership and strength were evident as far back as 1967, when he was a part of the Israel Defense Forces' elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal. And they were just as obvious in his public service through the years, as I added in my endorsement:...