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Reader comment on item: Debate about possible war between Israel and Hamas

Submitted by Beatrix (United States), Nov 13, 2012 at 16:01

These so-called "peace" activists, who show nothing but violence and hate toward Israel, are fighting battles over 60 years old. They see everything from the Palestinian viewpoint. Israel is condemned because she's won her wars. That she won these wars when she was attacked doesn't matter.

By their reasoning, you could sympathize with the Nazis because of England's terrible attacks if you conveniently ignore the fact that the Germans and the Japanese started WW2 and the destruction of these two nations.

To condemn Israel's existence, which they do, they have to ignore the Holocaust, the Arab attacks on Israel, the fact that Israel was legally established by the UN, and that she's fighting back now because Gaza started firing rockets at her. If Israel is better armed, why is Hamas attacking her? They're not occupied, Israel isn't keeping food from them, she hasn't attacked them, and Gaza has money from the UN and sympathetic, wealthy Arab nations and Israel supplies her utilities. If she's needy, it's because of her own poor leadership.

These immature "men" have to ignore Israel's attempts at peace that have been ignored by the Palestinians, and that Hamas' existence is based on their desire to destroy Israel.

Now the whiners insist that Israel is supposed to ignore Gaza's rockets (after all only 20 or 30 Israels have died, and we know that Jewish lives don't matter). Israel is better armed and so they think she should accept being shot at.

All that matters is Palestinian suffering for which Israel is blamed even though it's caused by Palestinian leaders. These men have an agenda that requires them to go through life with blinders on. People who win are bad; people who lose are good. Most of the left is like this today, though not to the degree that these two unhappy men are. But this is why I cannot support the left.

I admire your courage in taking them on, especially on Iranian TV where they were brave because they know they're protected.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
2Ah yes, stupid fury. [95 words]AHHH...noDec 3, 2012 11:31201125
Prophectically Speaking [127 words]TomDec 4, 2012 05:08201125
the story has a continuation to it [76 words]slayhyDec 12, 2012 20:33201125
Minds of the Debaters [186 words]Stephen B.Nov 24, 2012 10:57200905
The Palestinians elected Hamas [571 words]Lujack SkylarkNov 20, 2012 02:11200805
1The Truce [253 words]TomNov 22, 2012 13:52200805
1"human rights" for the murderers [82 words]BenNov 17, 2012 12:24200736
1Hamas can stop the bloodshed today! [41 words]RobinozNov 15, 2012 17:19200653
2Robinoz is absolutely correct [113 words]PrashantNov 17, 2012 01:07200653
Debate?? [17 words]zabaNov 14, 2012 02:23200568
usual anti semitism coming from England [13 words]TrevorNov 13, 2012 21:22200561
The IRA are still a terrorist organisation [78 words]Peter, ScotlandNov 13, 2012 18:36200547
Firing tiny rockets at the 4th largest military in the world would be INSANITY [169 words]Abu NudnikNov 13, 2012 18:34200546
Liars [19 words]Abu NudnikNov 13, 2012 18:24200541
Discrepant Punctuation [223 words]Joel M MillerNov 13, 2012 18:20200540
Poor Palestinian's. & their supporters. [257 words]Gerald KreadenNov 13, 2012 18:08200539
discussion scripted? [78 words]mythNov 13, 2012 17:35200537
1bravo Mr Pipes [96 words]Anne JulienneNov 13, 2012 17:01200533
just a clarification [55 words]Anne JulienneNov 14, 2012 21:16200533
Nothing new was learned [165 words]Nick WiesenfeldNov 13, 2012 16:46200527
10Outrageous is an understatement [119 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 13, 2012 16:26200525
Vile Propaganda Aimed at Israel [84 words]jan deierlingNov 13, 2012 16:23200524
11Too Late to be Fair [336 words]BeatrixNov 13, 2012 16:01200523
10Passionate but Ignorant of History and Facts [159 words]LilyNov 13, 2012 15:50200522
Practising what you preach [207 words]Amin RiazNov 14, 2012 18:09200522
2Ignorance [87 words]Irvin ShiffmanNov 14, 2012 20:24200522
Evidence? [170 words]Amin RiazNov 14, 2012 20:49200522
3Israel vs the Islamic world [286 words]PrashantNov 15, 2012 01:21200522
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9Arab-Israel Conflict [108 words]Ilbert A. PhillipsNov 13, 2012 15:35200521
What would happen to Israeli's should Hamas have its' way? [206 words]Verne SimonNov 13, 2012 16:50200521
1Anti American , Anti Israeli [83 words]Irvin ShiffmanNov 13, 2012 18:33200521
Israel wasnt Westbank [153 words]Amin RiazNov 14, 2012 19:39200521
Who Owns Palestine [349 words]Ilbert A. PhillipsNov 14, 2012 23:39200521
9Crocodile tears [71 words]Lee KaplanNov 13, 2012 14:42200519
Go figure. [124 words]Amin RiazNov 14, 2012 18:13200519
5Your replies are simply lies and disinformation. [418 words]Lee KaplanNov 14, 2012 20:31200519
Evidence? [651 words]Amin RiazNov 14, 2012 21:34200519
1Evidence and reply to Amin Riaz and his propaganda [1352 words]Lee KaplanNov 15, 2012 20:16200519
Amin Riaz - your opinion is worthless [28 words]SteveNov 19, 2012 08:36200519
Cop out [27 words]Lee KaplanNov 19, 2012 23:13200519

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