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MSNBC: Hamas Rockets Actually Don't Do That Much Damage You Know

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:23 AM
No "Palestinian" was forced, by the incoming Jews (in 1947), to leave their homes. They were told to leave by the Arab League. They were told lies and the "Palestinians" believed those lies. Some stayed in Israel are are now citizens of Israel. The lie is that the Jews forced them to leave.
RockinRickOwen Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:29 AM
While they weren't forced to leave, the Arab League told them that the Jews were going to kill them. While most Jews were begging them to say, there were Jewish groups, like the Irgun, that perpetuated that lie themselves. Even today, there are Jewish settlers who want to see every non-Jew (including Christians) leave Israel or die. They see Baruch Goldstein as a hero. But you're right in that nobody was forced. They were afraid because of their own racism.
RockinRickOwen Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:31 AM
Also, every Arab who DID stay in Israel, and remained at peace with the Jews, wound up becoming full citizens, with full rights--which at the time no other Arabs had in the entire Middle East. To this day, while most Jews don't want to live next to an Arab (for understandably paranoid reasons), their Supreme Court has constantly upheld the anti-discrimination laws.

Over the weekend in an interview with Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, MSNBC host Mara Schiavocampo suggested rocket attacks "rarely do damage" as Israel continues to be under siege from Hamas militants and as millions of Israelis are camped out in bomb shelters.

“Living under the threat of rocket attack is certainly a psychological trauma. But what would you say to those who argue that the rockets are essentially very ineffective, they rarely do damage and that the response from Israelis is disproportional to the threat they’re under.”

 

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