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Palestine Officially Recognized by the UN

Lance852 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 6:45 PM
MA1454 Wrote: 8 minutes ago (6:30 PM) LONG LIVE PALESTINE. STOP THE CURRENT PALESTINAIN GENOCIDE.......N O W --------------------------- Why is it that Palestinians can live and work peacefully in Israel, get along with Jews and be contributing members of society and yet, Jews can't do the same in Palestine? And stop shouting Prog, we can read in lower case just fine.
Dread Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 6:49 PM
Possibly because when they go to live in Palestine, they build fortified enclaves on Palestinian land, force Palestinians off public transportation through the areas, and engage in violence to further drive Palestinians off.

This is not a conflict where one side is a saint and the other is a sinner. There's a lot of blood and a lot of dirty hands all around.
Lance852 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 6:54 PM
Never said Israel was pure in this. However, there's a big difference in attempting to get along with Arabs, and too many of those Arabs not validating the Jews right to exist.

If someone's sworn duty was to eliminate me and my kind from the earth, I'd be a bit extreme in my response.
Joel176 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 6:56 PM
I suppose thats why all the Christians and Jews in all the other middle east countries have either left, been killed, or are continually under threat of death.

They build bunkers. whoda thunk that.
Dread Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:09 PM
Christian and Jewish communities exist throughout the Middle East. And in many states, they exist as peacefully as anyone could exist under a dictatorship.

The decimation of the Iraqi Christian community was a direct result of our intervention in the country and the radicalization of the population in the ensuing anarchy.

Why do we still support the UN?

Despite recent conflict in Gaza, which erupted after Israel decided to no longer tolerate the constant barrage of rocket fire across its border, the UN General Assembly has decided to recognize Palestine as a state. This afternoon, it granted Palestine “non-member observer state” status.

Doing nothing to ease US and Israel’s apprehension regarding the vote, UN Secretary General sent out a mistaken tweet urging a one-state solution:

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This slip up highlights the tension surrounding the issue. Pushing statehood through the UN will only...