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Rejection of the 'Palestinian' Model - Rejecting the Ancient Roman Influences

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Mar 14, 2017 at 18:12

In observing the various perspectives of the 'Palestinian' dilemma, reviewing the historicity of the basic claims from the ancients to the contemporaries (and admittedly arriving at some contentious posturing for the lack of certainty of some of the elements), the questions still remains: why does the 'Palestinian' argument fail in concluding they have no chance at peace; nor do they have even a pathway (Road Map?) to peace? History tells us why.
While history shows that dominance is a global possibility in rule of empires, supremacy is not. Were any of the empires supreme in their dominance, they would have remained in power to the extreme limits of prejudice that any could maintain. They could not; and today this is even more so. The limitation is implicit in the intolerance of humanity towards humanity. Look how it is in play today.
We speak of global determinations of hostile nations intent on imposing idiosyncratic ideologies on neighbors and far foreign societies and immediately the arguments begin as to whose argument is best, only to dissemble in complete contradictions to any common sense of any common good. Suffer this a little more, to the extent the Hebrew Holy Writ wisely incriminates all at their complete lack of any decent compassion to those who are not 'like us.' How was Yugoslavia formed again?
The 'Palestinian' dilemma is not meant to be solved, but it is being formed to show that there is only one determination to be made for the Middle East: but no one is really looking forward to what that is, now is there?

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