Apr 16, 2013 at 21:16:07
“But you have no problem with your tax dollars going to the Palestinians and Hamas, which then give the money to the terrorists in prison for killing Israeli civilians. And you have no problem with your tax dollars going to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. What about your tax dollars that keep US troops stationed in Europe? Why does the EU need US military protection? And what about the billions of US taxes spent guarding South Korea?”
“Oprah, if you visit Israel will can meet more than 100,000 Ethiopian Jews. There is are also at least two African-American Orthodox Jewish rappers that I know of, Shane and Y-Love. Check out their videos!”
“If anyone thinks that it would be okay for Iran to get the bomb, they should read what the Arab leaders have warned Obama (and Bush before him). It is not just Israel that is worried, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, et al., are petrified. It will drastically change the course of Middle East history -- far more so than the so called Arab Spring. Nuclear weapons in the hands of mad men can only end in disaster.”
Andre De Angelis on Jul 2, 2012 at 16:46:48
“> It is not just Israel that is worried, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, et al., a
Correction. It's the former Egyptian leader (US puppet dictator) and the leaders of Saudi Arabia.
The Arab world itself actually approves of Iran having a nuke.”
“So many falsehoods here one does not know where to begin to refute them. But just taking one, East Jerusalem was majority Jewish for centuries until 1948, when Jordan attached Israel and took control of East Jerusalem. (Google Mark Twain's diary account, among other factual accounts.) When Jordan took military control, they forced out or killed all the Jews and systematically destroyed all evidence of Jewish existence there. From 1948 to 1967, Jordan forbade Jews from entering East Jerusalem or praying at the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism where Jews have prayed for over 2,000 years, from the time of the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans. For more on the insanity of the Apartheid issue, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns2Fi2Jesg0”
“Walter Russell Mead's article is spot-on and Obama would be wise to heed his advice. As for Carter's response, Carter was a failed president who continues to do disservice to America. If Carter were smart, he'd quietly go to pasture and leave the world alone. Hasn't Carter done enough damage already?”
Glad2bCdn on Feb 22, 2010 at 18:13:53
“Carter is one of the best human beings to ever walk the earth - never a better man at the helm - you don't deserve this best of good men.”
Guytar on Feb 22, 2010 at 17:34:17
“President Carter is the most misunderstood and under-rated US president of the last 60 years.
Iranian revolutionaries released American hostages on the day of Reagan's inauguration. Give me a break, as I said at the time. How did that incredible timing happen for Reagan?
Back-channel deals were done. CIA was working overtime. Bribes were paid. Business as usual.
Arms for hostages scandal should have been Reagan's grand jury indictment for treason.”
KOisGod on Feb 22, 2010 at 17:16:32
“You aren't worthy to carry Mr. Carter's luggage.”
“Jews have lived continuously in the land of Israel for over 3,000 years, despite the various exiles. In the 1920s, when the British issued the Balfour Decree, and in 1947, when the UN partitioned the land, the land was divided in a way to preserve majority Jewish and majority Arab neighborhoods. Had the Arabs accepted the UN partition and not declared war against Israel, they would have more land than they do today. Those are the consequences for their bad decisions and for starting wars. This commenter would never say that France must return the Alcase to Germany or that Poland must return dozens of towns and villages to Germany. Why is it that when other nations are victorious at war, they get to keep the land they captured but Israel -- which fought defensive wars in '48, '67, '73 and 2000 -- is expected to return land in exchange for the hollow (and worthless) promise of peace?”
“Ignorant post. The settlements are built on vacant land. It is only in East Jerusalem that there is an issue of people being removed from their homes. And East Jerusalem was, for centuries, majority Jewish until the 1948 war, when Jordan seized the land and killed or chased away all the Jews and then systematically destroyed all Jewish synagogues and historic buildings.”
“Then why do Arab parents teach their children to aspire to be suicide bombers? Why are Arab streets filled with posters honoring "Martyrs" as if they were rock stars? Visit MEMRI.org to see what the Arabs teach their children. Just as the text book sited above said, they teach their children to worship death. They have created a culture that worships death and suicide bombings.”
EnMasse on Feb 14, 2010 at 13:42:50
“As though you actually know a single Arab...
For the record, I do, and not a single one would ever teach their kids to kill themselves - for any reason. They are more focused on getting their kids a stellar education and the various music, art, language and other lessons that will contribute to molding them into well-rounded individuals.
You are just spouting racist characterizations at this point. Goodbye.”
“This commenter would scream bloody murder if US elementary school text books referred to American Indians as savages or quoted David Duke's views on African Americans. Her post belies her hypocricy.”
EnMasse on Feb 14, 2010 at 13:39:47
“Not if Native Americans and African Americans were oppressors and killers. Then...I would understand.
None of you seem to have read the UNRWA statement at the top of these comments though:
"The State Department is also aware of the contents of our school books having commissioned two independent reviews, both of which conclude that the curriculum does not incite hatred. It is these very text books which were reviewed in the State Department studies that are used by the State of Israel in Israeli administered schools in East Jerusalem, a fact that puts any criticisms into their proper context."
“Normal refugee aid tends to focus on finding ways to resettle displaced people and integrate them back into normal, productive lives. UNRWA, by contrast, provides the main framework for ensuring that the official population of Palestinian refugees remains a swelling source of misery and mayhem--both for their neighbors and for the Palestinians themselves.
From an original refugee population listed by UNRWA as some 900,000 in 1950, UNRWA now provides for a Palestinian "refugee" clientele of more than 4.6 million.
They are spread throughout camps--which physically look more like squalid towns--in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza. Into this system flows an annual UNRWA budget now well above $400 million per year....
To handle these operations, UNRWA employs more than 24,000 staffers. That's more than any other UN agency, including the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, which with some 6,300 staffers--about one-quarter the manpower of UNRWA--is responsible for all other refugees worldwide, totaling more than 11 million.
At UNRWA, more than 99% of the staff are local Palestinians. They sit at the many local levers of the UNRWA distribution machinery, which under UNRWA policy takes on the coloration of and yields to the policies of host governments http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/07/gaza-hamas-unrwa-oped-cx_cr_0108rosett.html”
“UNRWA perpetuates the Palestinian problem by classifying as refugees not only those who originally fled their homes, but all of their descendents as well. ... Thanks to UNWRA, nearly the entire population of Gaza lives in a kind of lowly but regularly paid dependence. One result of this unlimited welfare is an endless population boom. Between 1950 and 2008, Gaza's population has grown from 240,000 to 1.5 million. The West basically created a new Near Eastern people in Gaza that at current trends will reach three million in 2040.
...The West pays for food, schools, medicine and housing, while Muslim nations help out with the military hardware. Unrestrained by such necessities as having to earn a living, the young have plenty of time on their hands for digging tunnels, smuggling, assembling missiles and firing 4,500 of them at Israel since 2006.
By generously supporting UNRWA's budget, the West assists a rate of population increase that is 10 times higher than in their own countries. ...One may argue that by fueling Gaza's untenable population explosion, the West unintentionally finances a war by proxy against the Jews of Israel. If we seriously want to avoid another generation of war in Gaza, we must have the courage to tell the Gazans that they will have to start looking after their children themselves, without UNRWA's help. This would force Palestinians to focus on building an economy instead of freeing them up to wage war. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123171179743471961.html”
“Pipilin, if you live in the U.S., then you live on land stolen from the Native American Indians and/or the Spanish. So give it back. As for Israel, it's a historic fact that Jews have lived there continuously for more than two thousand years. Mark Twain reported on that fact when he visited there in the 1800's. East Jerusalem was majority Jewish until 1948, when Jordan took the land in the 1948 war and killed all the Jews who were unable to escape. Jordan then systematically destroyed all Jewish synagogues and other buildings. Similarly, you can find the ruins of synagogues in Gaza that date back 500 years or more. The land was NEVER Palestinian. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire following WWI, the land was under the British Mandate. The British then turned it over to the UN, which voted to divide the land into Israel and Palestine. The Israelis accepted the division and the Arabs rejected it. Because the Arabs rejected it, there never was created a Palestinian state. So the land in Gaza and the West Bank is NOT occupied land. It is land that was part of the British Mandate and whose ownership and borders have not yet been determined.”
“The US did not give aid or military support to Israel prior to or during the 1967 war. It was AFTER the war that the US decided to back Israel in the US's attempt to stop the Soviet influence from spreading in the region. Therefore, Israel's victory -- and the defeat of the Arab armies that started the war -- had nothing to do with the US. Why don't you educate yourself by reading Lawrence Wright's book "The Looming Tower" and Richard Clarke's book "Against All Enemies."”
“Israel's security is NOT funded by the US. The US aid to Israel is in the form of vouchers for the purchase of US made airplanes and defensive missile systems. It is NOT for airport security. Get your facts straight before spewing your hate.”
Sentientbeing09 on Jan 4, 2010 at 15:35:01
“I don't hate Israel. I think the words you're looking for are 'mildly critical of Israeli policies' particularly those of Likudniks and the Neanderthal Israeli settlers.
My feelings towards Israel _the country_ are indifferent.”
“Yes, Israel has NOT denied the Palestinians human rights. The Palestinians have far more rights under Israeli rule than they would under Egyptian or Jordanian rule. That's why so many Palestinians do everything they can to get Israeli citizenship. For over 100 years, the Jews in the land now known as Israel have been faced with a never ending and increasing terrorism from Palestinians. Israel has had to struggle to figure out how to protect its citizens from such terrorism and discourage future terrorism. You might not like the forms of self defense Israel has chosen, but no one in the world has yet come up with a better plan that would ensure safety and peace for Jews living there. That is why Lord Balfour and later the UN decided to simply partition the land: the Arabs were never going to let the Jews live in peace.”
“You forgot to mention that Israel offered peace in 1967 and the Palestinians and Arabs responded with the three no's: no peace, no end to terrorism and no negotiations. Ditto 2000 and other offers. So that brings us to today. With whom can Israel negotiate? Were Israel to leave the West Bank as it did Gaza, it would be facing a Hamastan in the West Bank, with a constant rain of ketusha missiles and tunnels being dug into Israel for terrorist operations and kidnappings. No country in the world would allow such terrorist to live on their borders. Why should Israel be forced to accept such a condition. If the Arabs laid down their weapons, there would be peace tomorrow. If Israel laid down its weapons, it would cease to exist.”
enhancedvibes on Nov 9, 2009 at 12:57:01
“"If the Arabs laid down their weapons, there would be peace tomorrow. If Israel laid down its weapons, it would cease to exist."
“Brilliant and well stated. Thank you for bringing light to darkness. Your eloquence and truthfulness is why I am proud to donate to your organization, the American Jewish Committee. Please keep up the great work!”
“Fact: Jerusalem was majority Jewish prior to the 1948 war. When Jordan captured East Jerusalem, it kicked out or killed all the Jews and systematically destroyed all the Jewish synagogues and landmarks.”