Reader comment on item: Zionism's Bleak Present
Submitted by Gene C. Sproul (United States), Oct 16, 2007 at 18:58
In reading the 15 Inconvenient Truths, it would appear that not only the Palistinians think that the end justifies the means.
For years, now, I've been under the impression that the pre-1948 "Israeli" Palestinians occupied homes and farms which had been in their famiies for many generations, and that they clearly had defacto ownership of those properties. And that the Israeli government forcefully kept those who had lived there from returning? Am I wrong in that impression?
I heard several Israelis say publicly that they didn't want the refugees to return because Israel would loose its Jewish majority. Was there some other reason for keeping the refugees out? Or aren't they being kept out?
Didn't the Israeli government fund the construction of new settlements? Who issued the "permits" referred to? And weren't military boundaries set up around and between those settlements? I heard several first hand reports of Palestinians, supported by a very few TV spots, that from the git-go, the Palistinians were prevented from freely traveling thoughout the West Bank and in and out of Gaza. Were those reports false?
Jiimmy Carter said there was not a single Congress person who was not afraid to say anything critical of Israel, and I haven't heard a peep of critisizm. I saw it alleged that Carter has been "bought off" by wealthy Arabs making heavy contributions to his Library. How can these allegations stand in the face of Arab dominated media (so powerful that my late Jewish friend was convinced that Sharon and his coherts were the "bad guys")? (Incidentally, he was an Israel supporter; it was only Sharon and (I presume) the Zionists pushing for a "greater Israel" that he despised; and I'm under the impression than many Israelis agree with him.)
Well, there is a lot more, of course; but I'm currently trying fend off some allegations that Bush & Co engineered the 9/11 attacks and that no plane crashed into the Pentagon on that date etc. etc. I'm about to give up on both "fronts" because it looks as though the "Bible Prophesy" types are so dominating the scene my puny 82 year old voice will not make a dent in any case.
Thank you for allowing me to express my thoughts.
Gene C. Sproul
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