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To my mind the real test of their caveat would be if a Jew could actually buy into this estate, some how I doubt it though.
Cue the rabid left suggesting that any objections to this scheme are a consequence of “islamaphobia”
Pat is clear, lucid and absolutely right here, as I have said many times when faced with an enemy who will not compromise you have two choices, kill them all or surrender, as the latter is not an option then what can you do but try to kill those enemies?
Once again we see the spectacle of the of the Palestinians crying poor poor pitiful us because Israel has quite rightly lost all patience with their constant provocation in firing missiles into Israel. Once again we see them deliberately using the bodies of their own children as disposable shields so that they can claim that Israel is monstrous for defending their right not have missiles fired constantly at them from Gaza. Once again we have the usual suspects in the media making much of the death toll in Gaza without even considering that the culpability lays entirely with the constant provocation from Hamas and its affiliates. As I have often said in another context ” if you keep poking a sleeping lion with a sharp stick don’t be surprised if he turns around and eats you or your children” Sadly it suits the religious zealots who lead Hamas to have the reality of their own dead and maimed children front and centre in the world’s media because then they can claim to be victims and their own part in the suffering of the people of Gaza can be ignored. After all when you believe that the next life is more important than this one then what does it matter if a few children are sent into the paradise of martyrs? But I can’t help thinking that when these young martyrs come to enjoy their virgins that their heaven will be more of akin to a paedophile’s dream time than anything else.
- Israel Broadens Its Bombing in Gaza to Include Government Sites (nytimes.com)
- Israel attacks Hamas media operations in Gaza (thehimalayantimes.com)
- Israel shells Gaza from the sea (bbc.co.uk)
- Israeli tanks are ready for ground invasion of Gaza (independent.ie)
- Israel shells Gaza for fifth straight day (radionz.co.nz)
- Hamas Gives Egypt Conditions for Cease-Fire With Israel (news.antiwar.com)
I find the insoluble problems between Israelis and Palestinians rather depressing, But this piece from the Age makes a great deal of sense there is a lesson for a lot of long standing conflicts as well:
Palestinians are the only people on Earth that use, as their national day, someone else’s independence day. Tomorrow is Nakba Day. “Nakba” means catastrophe in Arabic, and the “catastrophe” they commemorate is the establishment of Israel.
But if the Palestinians are ever going to have a successful state, it will only come after they stop focusing on what they think other people have done to them, and start focusing on what they can do for themselves.
History provides precedent: The Irish and Jewish peoples see themselves, historically, as victims. Both peoples’ histories are littered with defeats and tragedies. But in the 19th century they turned a corner. Both decided they would no longer be victims; they would be the makers of their own destiny. You can see this change in their songs, books and actions. And despite seemingly insurmountable odds, both achieved a state within decades.
Is there anyone who could disagree with the good sense here?