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in response to reader comment: Those Who Do Not Understand Do Not for a Reason - They Will Not Believe

Submitted by sara (United States), Nov 22, 2012 at 00:25

Mr. Tovey,

I agree with your general viewpoint and respect your biblically oriented interpretations. I do not think along those religiously oriented lines, and I think it is more constructive to analyze the situation without alienating those who share different religious beliefs. Viewing the world from a religious prism is helpful to you and that is fine, but I prefer to keep the discussion on a more objective level and analyze the facts on the ground rather than look for religious meaning.

Facts, as as we say in Hebrew, 'tachles'- that is what needs to be addressed. Not religious interpretation for those who do not believe. My reference to belief was perhaps misunderstood, or reinterpreted by you. I was speaking of the belief of people who understand the mindsets and goals of both Hamas/Muslims vs. Israelis. Those who follow the events and efforts that Israel makes, and those who follow the events of Hamas. You do not have to see these things in a religious form in order to understand the truth. I believe in the truth and facts of recent events, and that should be the point here.

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